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
The term of office for this position is five (5) years. In the case of applicants who are
permanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/her
substantive position at the end of this term of office. Appointment of external applicants
may be underpinned by a permanent substantive appointment in their academic
The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College.
Associate Professor/Professor with experience in an academic/research leadership
PhD/Doctoral Degree in a discipline relevant to the School
An established academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication and
research record and proven excellence in teaching and learning at a level that
attracts respect and credibility from within the University, international scholars and
other relevant external bodies
Three (3) years experience in management and leadership of a university School,
Faculty or Research Unit/Centre of significant size and complexity
A track record of attracting competitive research grants
This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which
are available on the University vacancies website on
Enquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to the Professor AT Modi on
The job profile, which contains advantages, leadership credentials and personal
attributes for appointment, as well as the School organogram reflecting specialist areas
within the School are available from Mrs Cynthia Bhebhe, e-mail: Bhebhec@ukzn.ac.za.
You are invited to visit the College website at http://caes.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx
Appointment to these posts will be on the January 2018 Conditions of Service.
The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 May 2019.
The University has a discretion to extend this date until a suitable candidate(s) has been
identified for interview.
Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form and CV which is
available on the Vacancies website at www.ukzn.ac.za. Completed forms and
Curriculum Vitae may be sent to Recruitmentfirstname.lastname@example.org
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