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 http://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Academic-Process-Proc-Guides.aspxEnquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to Professor B McArthur on email:Mcarthy@ukzn.ac.za