ISU is seeking a dynamic experienced individual for the position of President

Founded in 1987, ISU is the world’s leading private, non-profit institution of higher education, dedicated to the development of outer space for peaceful purposes through international, intercultural and interdisciplinary education and research programs.

ISU offers a variety of programs ranging from its full-year central campus based Master of Space Studies, to its Space Studies Program, a two-month professional development program that has convened annually every Summer since 1988 at various locations around the world, to its one-month Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, held annually in Australia, to Professional Development Programs held in various countries.

ISU’s central campus and global headquarters are located in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg, France. For more information, please visit the ISU website at

The Board of Trustees will nominate a successor to the present ISU President to take up his/her duties beginning as early as January 2018 and as late as September 2018, depending on arrangements to be made with the selected candidate.


The ideal candidate shall be an entrepreneurial, strategic and inspirational leader with demonstrated success managing an institution in an international, multidisciplinary environment, with a track record in academic institutions. He or she shall also have demonstrated success as a fundraiser to be able to secure the resources to allow ISU to achieve ever-higher levels of excellence. He or she should be well-reputed with proven experience in international negotiations and exchanges. The next President shall also be an effective communicator and a forceful advocate for ISU.

It is desirable that the candidate have a PhD degree or equivalent. He or she must be fluent in English and proficiency in French would be an asset, as would good knowledge of the space sector and related areas.

Application Information

Interested applicants are requested to send their cover letter and C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 Sept 2017.

The International Space University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, religion, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.