Job offer

KASK & Conservatorium is the school of arts of HOGENT and Howest. The school brings together talented and motivated students with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective. In addition, the school of arts is also a cultural actor itself and organises, among other things, exhibitions, concerts, drama performances, festivals, lectures and film screenings. KASK & Conservatorium has two campuses in the heart of Ghent and one in Kortrijk.

The member of staff who exercises the role of Head of Department in accordance with these regulations carries the title of dean.

The Head of Department role is a full-time post.

The term of office of the Head of Department is a period of four years, renewable twice.

The salary level of the role is that of a Head of Department, pay grade A+. 

Dean profile

The dean has a clear insight into the landscape of (arts) higher education and more specifically in the field of art and design. The dean is aware of the power and dynamics of the various players and is able, with a broad and clear vision, to not only inspire the team, but also the students, management and the sector(s). The dean understands the unique role and potential of a School of Arts and identifies routes to further strengthen added value, both nationally and internationally. The dean is a coach and leader who creates the space for staff to be autonomous within a transparent structure.

Job description

Job type/category
(Senior) management
Minimal education
Minimal experience
5 Years+ Experience
Other location
Ghent and Courtrai,
Language requirements
Other language requirement
Working language(s)
Other working language


Deadline for application
06 Jul, 2021
Start date
26 May, 2021