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Rīga Stradiņš University is a prestigious, multicultural university with rigorous expectations which follows the principals of modern governance and is open to new ideas. RSU employees are experts each in their respective field and opinion leaders and graduates – professional specialists and exceptional researchers who are shaping the future of Latvia and the world. 


RSU launches open international competition for the position of RECTOR

Main Responsibilities

  • The Rector is a senior RSU official who exercises the University's overall administrative management and represents the university without specific authorisation;
  • The Rector shall be responsible for achieving the objectives set out in the RSU Development Strategy and for the efficient and lawful use of financial resources;
  • The Rector shall perform representative functions for RSU and represent the University in co-operation with other institutions;
  • The Rector shall perform other duties in accordance with the Law on Higher Education Institutions and other regulatory enactments for ensuring the successful operation of the University.


  • Doctor of Science degree;
  • Experience and achievements in science and higher education;
  • Academic experience;
  • At least three years' experience in a leading position over the last 10 years;
  • Good knowledge of the official language and English;
  • Impeccable reputation.
Please refer to the Regulation for Rīga Stradiņš University Rector Election for a detailed description of all the documents to be submitted.

Our Offer

  • Adequate resources to achieve the objectives;
  • Monthly salary of 9,052 EUR (gross);
  • Fixed-term employment contract – five years.

If you wish to participate in the competition, please send the following documents* to the RSU Records Management and Archives Department by 29 September, 2022:

  • letter of motivation addressed to the RSU Council;
  • CV;
  • vision of the strategic development of the RSU;
  • copies of documents certifying education, experience, skills and knowledge.

By mail: 16 Dzirciema iela, Riga

Via e-mail: rsuatrsu[pnkts]lv (using a secure electronic signature)

Processing of personal data submitted in order to ensure selection of candidates for the competition for this position will be performed by the data controller – Rīga Stradiņš University, Reg. No. 90000013771, 16 Dzirciema iela, Riga, LV-1007. Applicants' data will be stored for 4 months after submission. For more information about data processing, see RSU Privacy Policy.

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