Employment Type: Permanent
The Dean plays a pivotal role in the University’s senior management structure, providing overall leadership and management functions to the Faculty which include administration and management of the Faculty’s finances. The Dean will also be responsible for all Faculty planning and control in specific areas of human resources, budgeting, academic programmes, departmental equipment and other faculty matters.
The Dean should:-
Have an earned doctorate
Be a scholar of note with credibility among his/her academic peers.
Offer academic leadership.
Be able to plan effectively and to inspire and motivate staff in the Faculty.
Have a strategic vision for his/her Faculty and for the role of the Faculty in the institution.
Have proven management skills.
The Dean will be responsible to the Vice Chancellor
In addition, the Dean will also be responsible for:-
Developing a sense of community for the Faculty’s students, academic and support staff regardless of gender, race and religion.
Providing support for University-wide initiatives.
Developing collaboration and strategic partnerships with Faculty alumni, institutions, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
Developing and/or increasing collaboration between the Faculty’s departments, and between the Faculty and other Faculties in ways that enrich the training programmes offered by the Faculty.
Undertaking fundraising to support current academic programmes, new developments and research projects in the Faculty.
Marketing the Faculty undergraduate and post graduate programmes, and non-degree and certificate programmes to commerce and industry, government agencies, and the general public throughout Zimbabwe and the world.
Contributing to the evolution and maintenance of a comprehensive and conducive learning environment at the University by facilitating research and technical assistance activities and partnerships with other Faculties, public agencies and private sector firms.
Engaging in outreach activities by involving the community, organising summer schools, offering short courses, etc.
Conditions of Service
The Dean’s position is a full-time contract appointment, for a period of up to four years and subject to renewal on satisfactory performance.
The Dean shall be paid an attractive package commensurate with responsibilities and paid at a rate determined from time to time by the University Council. Full details of the package will be made available to short listed candidates.
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP167
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 3 October 2014