The Dean: College Research is an academic leadership role, which provides strategic
direction and coordination in all research related matters in the College; ensures
alignment of all research programmes and is responsible for disseminating best practice
research for the College. S/he shall formalise collaboration across schools in the College
and as a member of Research Strategy Group, shall be responsible for developing policy
and ensuring consistent implementation of centrally agreed decisions and strategic
The incumbent will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) & Head of College as
well as liaise with the DVC Research through a dotted line function. S/he is responsible
for institutional level activities such as policy and strategy development, and evaluation
on behalf of the College.
The term of office for this position is one year. In the case of applicants who are
permanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will be seconded to the
position and resume his/her substantive position at the end of this term of office.
Responsibilities + Skills
Evidence of Research specialist knowledge or leadership experienceDemonstrated track record of attracting competitive research grantsAn established research/academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication
Relevant PhD/Doctoral degreeProfessor/Associate Professor with (3) years experience in an academic/research