Job Description

The College of Humanities is now seeking to appoint an outstanding Dean and Head of

School of Social Sciences to provide leadership in the design and implementation of a

high-quality student experience, foster an environment for achieving the highest quality

research, and to sustain and develop a global reputation for the social sciences disciplines.

The successful candidate will be a significant academic leader with an outstanding profile

in a field relevant to School’s portfolio with a strong track record in research, education and

professional achievement, including significant management and leadership roles. The

Dean and Head of School will lead, inspire and nurture interaction with a diverse range of

internal and external stakeholders. S/he will be expected to provide high-level academic

leadership and strategic direction of the School in research, teaching, community

Responsibilities + Skills

Associate Professor/Professor with experience in an academic/research leadership role.PhD/Doctoral Degree in a discipline relevant to the School.An established academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication andresearch record (as prescribed by UKZN senate norms) at a level that attracts respect


The term of office for this position is five years. In the case of applicants who are permanentstaff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/her substantive position at theend of this term of office. Appointment of external applicants may be underpinned by apermanent substantive appointment in their academic specialist area.


Proven excellence Proven excellence in teaching and learning (reflected in continuous programmein teaching and learning (reflected in continuous programme

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 11th December 2019
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 11th December 2019

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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