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 all researchprogrammes and is responsible for disseminating best practice research for the College. S/he shallformalize collaborations across schools in the College and, as a member of Research StrategyGroup, shall be responsible for developing policy and ensuring consistent implementation ofcentrally agreed decisions and strategic initiates.The incumbent will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) & Head of College as well as liaisewith the DVC Research through a dotted line function. S/he is responsible for institutional levelactivities such as policy and strategy development, and evaluation on behalf of the College.The term of office for this position is five (5) years. In the case of applicants who are permanentstaff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will be seconded to the position and resumehis/her substantive position at the end of this term of office.

Responsibilities + Skills

An established research leader with an excellent publication and successful supervisionrecord at a level that attracts respect and credibility from within the University, internationalscholars and other relevant external bodiesEvidence of good knowledge of the national research landscape and familiarity with research


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


Foundation and Department of Science and TechnologyThis appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks, which areavailable on the University vacancies website on and details regarding this post may be directed to Professor B McArthur on

Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 30th January 2020
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 30th January 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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