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Dean Faculty of Science

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Job: IRC79338

The University of the Witwatersrand seeks to appoint an executive dean to the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science is a leading faculty in the country comprising schools and research entities in the biological, earth, mathematical and physical sciences. The successful candidate will therefore be an outstanding academic with an established research record that enables her or him to meet the requirements for professorial appointment at the University, and will have a proven ability in the following key performance areas:

  • Academic leadership and citizenship
  • Strategic planning and administration
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management

While the dean is a member of the University's Senior Executive Team s/he is also the leader of the Faculty. In fulfilling this dual role s/he will reflect the concerns of the central administration to the Faculty, and present the concerns and interests of the Faculty to the central management team. S/he will therefore have, or will develop, a good understanding of:

  • South African higher education and its current imperatives
  • Education, training and development systems and strategies in a tertiary context
  • Market developments relating to graduate demand
  • Research promotion and demands
  • Professional developments and bodies relevant to the faculty

In addressing the challenges of the university, the Dean should demonstrate a strategic ability to advance the Faculty of Science agenda within the university. The candidate must possess a PhD qualification and have the ability to meet the University criteria for professorial appointment.

How To Apply

Remuneration: An attractive remuneration package is offered commensurate with the seniority of the position.

Enquiries: Further information about the position is available from via: Human Resources Manager via: Tshepo.Mphai@wits.ac.za. Information about the Faculty may be found on its website www.wits.ac.za/science

To apply: Submit a detailed CV with the names and contact details of three referees; certified copies of degrees and diplomas and a cover letter motivating your application via the online recruitment portal located at https://irec.wits.ac.za

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise

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