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EXECUTIVE DEAN - Faculty of Environmental Science at NUST

National University of Scienc…

Expires: 14 May 2024

Full Time



job Description

The University seeks to recruit a focused; results oriented candidate for the post of Executive Dean for the Faculty of Environmental Science which consists of the following Departments: Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Geospatial Sciences and Forest Resources and Wildlife Management. The post is a full-time strategic position to be held for a period of four (4) years in the first instance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean is the chief academic, administrative and financial officer of the Faculty, and will be responsible for leadership in the following functions:
• Administration, management and compliance to academic ordinances and regulations.
• access to teaching and learning,
• research and scholarship,
• community outreach and consultancy services,
• innovation and technology development,
• income generation and financial management,
• deliver as per the targets of the NUST Strategic Plan Outputs and Outcomes annually,
• conduct performance evaluations for staff in the Faculty,
• engage departmental heads to develop new degree programmes,
• identify individual researchers to offer short courses to industry for the continuing education of those in industry.

A proven track record of achievement in the above areas is a must.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should possess the following:
•Academic and/ or professional qualifications from an approved institution, preferably to the level of a Doctorate Degree in any one of the disciplines offered by the Faculty.

•Be at least at Senior Lecturer Grade (or have credentials that would qualify the candidate for appointment at that level);
•At least 3 years’ experience in academic and administrative leadership.
•Evidence of experience or participation in applied research that seeks to solve real life societal problems, innovation and technology development.

Skills and Attributes
•Demonstrated administrative ability to lead and work in a team.
•Interact with Deans of other Faculties in developing collaborative research projects, degree programmes and short courses.
•Proven commitment to academic excellence and collaboration across disciplines.
•Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with students, academic staff, administrators and external constituencies.
•Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and garner support from business and community constituencies leading to industrial attachment and employment opportunities for students, as well as business development.
•Ability to source external funds for research and improvement of teaching.
•Ability to initiate and manage change in research and teaching in a transforming environment.

An attractive package which includes Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits is offered; details of which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

How to Apply

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees and copies of certificates must be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Department National University of Science and Technology
P O Box AC 939 Ascot Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE

And emailed to: [email protected] in a single pdf file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.

The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14 May, 2024.

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Expiry Date

    14 May 2024

  • Date Posted

    08 May 2024