Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
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Date of post26.02.2013
Job TitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Job Category
-Education/Training/Instruction (University , VICE-CHANCELLOR)
Vacancy locationSouth Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg
Work Experienceyes
Work experience2+ to 5 Years
Degree levelMasters Degree
Position typefull time, contract
Salary not disclosed
Willing to relocatenone

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The University of the Witwatersrand seeks to appoint a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), who will be responsible for providing academic leadership. This will include academic and strategic planning, quality improvement and assurance,development of new academic prgrammes and oversight of academic policies.

In particular the incumbent will be required to focus on expanding postgraduate enrolment whilst enhancing throughput within these programmes.
Long descriptionThe successful applicant will not only be an outstanding academic who meets the University
requirements for appointment at a professorial level, but must also have the ability to integrate management functions and be able to effectively interface with internal as well as external stakeholders.

The University is particularly keen to attract academic leadership that will ensure delivery of quality teaching and research, relevant to the needs of the communities it serves. In addition it will be expected that the appointed candidate will provide the vision and strategic insight essential to maintaining and enhancing the University’s standing
nationally and internationally. He/she will also have a collaborative leadership style, personal integrity and a commitment to academic excellence. Knowledge of the South African tertiary education environment and its particular complexities will also be a requirement at this level of appointment.

Nominations for appointment to this level are also welcome, provided that they are signed by
at least two persons (who are University staff or students, or members of Convocation) and
are accompanied by the nominee’s written consent. Nominations should be submitted (with a brief motivation, a full curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of at least four referees and certified copies of degrees/diplomas) to:
The Chair of Council(attention: Senior Director
Human Resources), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 03, Wits 2050.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will be a member of the University’s Senior Executive
Team. The appointment is for a 5 year fixed term, and may be renewed subject to applicable
procedures. An attractive remuneration package, which is commensurate with similar positions in South African Universities is offered and may include annual bonus, generous leave, provident fund, medical aid, relocation expenses and remission of fees for dependents’ studying.

All enquiries, applications and nominations are treated as confidential up to the short listing stage, at which time the names of the short listed candidates are announced publicly.
Further information about the position and details about the selection process can be obtained from the Senior Director: Human Resources, Tel (+27-11/011 7171401/2), e-mail [email protected]
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