Dean & Head Of Schoolacademic/research Leadershiprol

Job Description

The Dean and Head of School is responsible for the academic leadership andmanagement of the School. S/he provides high-level academic leadership andstrategic direction of the School in research, teaching, community engagement andtransformation consistent with the University’s and College’s vision and mission.The Dean and Head of School is part of the College Leadership and Management Teamand reports to the DVC although s/he ultimately represents Senate and Councilmandates.The term of office for this position is five (5) years. In the case of applicants who arepermanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/hersubstantive position at the end of this term of office. Appointment of external applicantsmay be underpinned by a permanent substantive appointment in their academicspecialist area.The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College.

Responsibilities + Skills

A track record of attracting competitive research grantsThis appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks whichare available on the University vacancies website on and details regarding this post may be directed to the Professor AT Modi onemail:


Associate Professor/Professor with experience in an academic/research leadershiprolePhD/Doctoral Degree in a discipline relevant to the SchoolAn established academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication and


Three (3) years experience in management and leadership of a university School,Faculty or Research Unit/Centre of significant size and complexity

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 19th February 2020
  • Designation: Dean & Head of School
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 19th 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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