Vice-Dean

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 06, 2018
Closes
Mar 09, 2018
Sector
Law
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Law

Office of the Dean

Vice-Dean (contract appointment: 5 years)

Job ID: 2268

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY PERMANENT ACADEMIC STAFF WITHIN THE FACULTY OF LAW WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS TENURE.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of legal education.
  • Take co-responsibility with the Dean to ensure the achievement of the mission of all faculty-based programmes.
  • Take co-responsibility with the Dean to provide effective and appropriate academic direction and to develop and implement the strategic mission of the faculty within the broader University context.
  • Take co-responsibility with the Dean to ensure maintenance of all academic standards for programme accreditation across all programmes are met.
  • Take co-responsibility with the Dean to ensure oversight of all internal and external relations and assist in securing strategic collaboration and third-stream income.
  • Participate in committees both at Faculty and University level.
  • Participate in teaching, research and community service.
  • Act as Dean and report to the Vice-Rectors and Rector when Dean is absent.
  • Inherent requirements:

  • Senior Lecturer level or higher.
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification.
  • Superior knowledge of basic legal research and education in the Higher Education environment.
  • Track record of sustained commitment.
  • Required competencies:

  • A Doctorate in Law or related discipline.
  • Experience in a senior academic environment (or equivalent), especially in leadership roles such as Programme Director, Academic Head of Department or member of the Dean’s team.
  • Proven academic stature and research record.
  • Established leadership and team-building capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, collaborate, communicate and facilitate in complex environments.
  • Maintain sound relationships and forge collegiality in the faculty.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Recommendations:

    Assumption of duties:
    As soon as possible.

    Closing date:
    09 March 2018.

    Salary:
    The allowance information is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9962/9329/2808.

    General:
    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

    Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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