College Research (6 Months Acting Appointment)

Job Description

The College of Health Sciences is calling for expression of interests from currentmembers of staff to an acting appointment against the position of Dean: CollegeResearch. The duration of acting appointment is for a period of 6 (six) months or untilthe post is filled, whichever is the earliest.The Dean: College Research shall provide academic leadership and coordinateresearch and postgraduate training in the College, aligned to the university researchagenda. S/he shall formalise collaboration across schools in the College and as amember of the Research Strategy Group shall be responsible for developing policyand ensuring consistent implementation of centrally agreed decisions and strategicinitiatives.The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College as wellas liaises with the DVC: Research through a dotted line function and is responsible forinstitutional level activities such as policy and strategy development and evaluationon behalf of the College.

Responsibilities + Skills

vidence of Research specialist knowledge or leadership experience.Enquiries and details regarding this post, as well as requests for a job profile may be


Relevant PhD/Doctoral degree;Professor/Associate Professor with experience in an academic/researchleadership role;


Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is availableon the Vacancies website at Completed forms may be sent

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 10th March 2020
  • Designation: College Research (6 Months Acting Appointment) - College of Health Sciences
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 10th March 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • Company Profile:
  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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