Job Description

The Dean and Head of School is responsible for the academic leadership and

management of the School. S/he provides high-level academic leadership and

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

transformation 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 Team

and reports to the DVC although s/he ultimately represents Senate and Council


Responsibilities + Skills


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 complexityA track record of attracting competitive research grants

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 15th January 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, 15th January 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Address:
  • Website:
  • 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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