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Dean College Research

at University of KwaZulu-Natal
Location PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa
Date Posted June 12, 2019
Category Administrative Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR







The Dean: College Research is an academic leadership role, which provides strategic

direction and coordination in all research related matters in the College; ensures

alignment of all research programmes and is responsible for disseminating best practice

research for the College. S/he shall formalise collaboration across schools in the College

and as a member of Research Strategy Group, shall be responsible for developing policy

and ensuring consistent implementation of centrally agreed decisions and strategic



The incumbent will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) & Head of College as

well as liaise with the DVC Research through a dotted line function. S/he is responsible

for institutional level activities such as policy and strategy development, and evaluation

on behalf of the College.


The term of office for this position is one year. In the case of applicants who are

permanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will be seconded to the

position and resume his/her substantive position at the end of this term of office.

Minimum requirements:

  • Relevant PhD/Doctoral degree
  • Professor/Associate Professor with (3) years’ experience in an academic/research

leadership role

  • Evidence of Research specialist knowledge or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated track record of attracting competitive research grants
  • An established research/academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication

and research record and proven excellence in research at a level that attracts

respect and credibility from within the University, international scholars and other

relevant external bodies.

  • A broad understanding of research developments in the various disciplines within the

relevant College at a regional, national and global level


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Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form, which is available on

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