Dean - College Research

Job Description

The Dean: College Research is an academic leadership role, which provides strategic directionand co-ordination in all research related matters in the College, ensures alignment of allresearch programmes and is responsible for disseminating best practice research for theCollege. S/he shall formalize collaborations across schools in the College and, as a member ofResearch Strategy Group, shall be responsible for developing policy and ensuring consistentimplementation of centrally agreed decisions and strategic initiates.

Responsibilities + Skills

Evidence of good knowledge of the national research landscape and familiarity withresearch policies of the Department of Higher Education and Training, the National ResearchFoundation and Department of Science and Technology.


Relevant PhD/Doctoral degree;Professor/Associate Professor with three (3) experience in an academic/research leadershiprole;


This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks, which areavailable on the University vacancies website on

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
  • Designation: Dean - College Research
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 5th February 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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