Job Description

The Dean: College Research is an academic leadership role, which provides strategicdirection and coordination in all research related matters in the College; ensuresalignment of all research programmes and is responsible for disseminating best practiceresearch for the College. S/he shall formalise collaboration across schools in the Collegeand as a member of Research Strategy Group, shall be responsible for developing policyand ensuring consistent implementation of centrally agreed decisions and strategicinitiatives.The incumbent will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) & Head of College aswell as liaise with the DVC Research through a dotted line function. S/he is responsiblefor institutional level activities such as policy and strategy development, and evaluationon behalf of the College.The term of office for this position is one year. In the case of applicants who arepermanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will be seconded to theposition and resume his/her substantive position at the end of this term of office.

Responsibilities + Skills


Relevant PhD/Doctoral degree


Professor/Associate Professor with (3) years experience in an academic/researchleadership roleEvidence of Research specialist knowledge or leadership experienceDemonstrated track record of attracting competitive research grants

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
  • Designation: College Research (One Year Fixed Term Appointment)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 3rd 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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