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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    Executive Dean

    PEROMNES GRADE: P3
    POSITION NUMBERS: N000724                           

    FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT               

    Purpose of the position:

    • As the executive leader and accountable manager, to transform and to position the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences as a unitary faculty of superior academic excellence with a commitment to social justice within a unitary NWU

    Minimum Requirements:

    • PhD in relevant scientific discipline
    • 5 years’ experience in professional leadership (Senior Management)
    • Membership of appropriate academic and professional networks
    • Professional registration where applicable

    Other competency requirements:

    • Thorough knowledge of the RSA Higher Education system
    • Well-developed information and communication technology proficiency
    • Acceptable management accountancy proficiency
    • Acceptable contract development and management proficiency
    • Acceptable knowledge of approaches to student access and support and curriculum design and delivery within the applicable academic fields
    • Aptitude in managing the research-innovation value chain

    Core Responsibilities:
    Strategy development

    • Develop faculty strategy, implement the NWU strategy in the faculty, taking account of its multi-campus nature and national imperatives
    • Co-determine and be jointly accountable for the successful implementation of the NWU Teaching and Learning strategy and the Research and Innovation strategy
    • Co-determine, develop and be jointly accountable for successful implementation of the overall NWU strategy

    People development and management

    • Academics of superior standing, scholarship and performance
    • Superior faculty management staff in key positions to lead and implement best people and task management practices
    • Support staff effectiveness joint accountability
    • Best practice staff development and performance management practices joint accountability
    • People profile (staff and students in every mode of delivery) joint accountability

    Teaching and Learning

    • Lead and direct teaching and learning practices, processes and competencies that achieve academic excellence as well as teaching and learning innovation
    • Support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to promote teaching and learning innovation
    • Continuous curriculum renewal delivering socially responsive and programmes that are congruent with national imperatives
    • Lead and direct effective academic planning to deliver flagship programmes that provide competitive advantage to the NWU
    • Lead and direct effective enrolment planning to ensure optimal enrolment levels in various academic fields, qualification levels and modes of delivery
    • Aligned academic programmes and aligned modes of delivery on all campuses
    • Lead quality assurance of academic programmes to ensure academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience
    • Professional qualifications to meet minimum standards set by professional bodies

    Direct the integration of research outputs into teaching and learning to enhance professional qualifications and graduate employability

    • Ensure preparation of students for post-graduate research programmes where relevant
    • Financially strengthening, third-stream revenue that consistently enhances the financial sustainability
    • Consistent achievement of superior teaching and learning metrics 

    Research and Innovation

    • Establish and maintain a research environment and support infrastructure enabling world-class research
    • Implement inter- and trans-disciplinary research that differentiates the NWU nationally and internationally
    • Lead, direct and participate in national and international collaboration addressing NWU niche research areas
    • Ensure research outputs and quality of notable international profile and impact
    • Lead and direct flagship research entities that provide competitive advantage to the NWU
    • Clustering research and innovation appropriately around agreed research themes focusing on national and international imperatives
    • Lead and direct fundamental research, applied research, research in application, curiosity-driven research, blue skies research and directed research
    • Facilitate differentiation and third-stream revenue generation through innovation and commercialisation

    Community Engagement

    • Lead and direct community engagement initiatives that are integrated with teaching and learning as well as research
    • Community engagement initiatives joint accountability

     
    External Strategic Relationships

    • Funding, professional recognition, academic development, employment, research opportunity realisation through effective local and international relationships with peers, higher education institutions, research community, industry, professional bodies and the community
    • NWU Brand positioning and promotion joint accountability through effective relationships with national and local government, the community, industry, students, parents and alumni and other stakeholders


    Management and Leadership

    • Faculty composition (structure, staffing), effectiveness and efficiency

    Schools and Research entities (sub-units) team composition and effectiveness joint accountability

    • Joint accountability with leadership team for management effectiveness of the institution
    • Joint accountability with own team for faculty effectiveness, including governance and management arrangements
    • Stakeholder relationship development and effectiveness
    • Corporate governance conformance, reporting and risk management
    • Budgeting, cost mana systems design, utilisation, effectiveness and efficiency
    • Personal effectiveness, wholeness and development
    • Values-based behaviour leadgement and cost-effectiveness

    Management and Leadership

    • Faculty composition (structure, staffing), effectiveness and efficiency
    • Schools and Research entities (sub-units) team composition and effectiveness joint accountability
    • Joint accountability with leadership team for management effectiveness of the institution
    • Joint accountability with own team for faculty effectiveness, including governance and management arrangements
    • Stakeholder relationship development and effectiveness
    • Corporate governance conformance, reporting and risk management
    • Budgeting, cost management and cost-effectiveness
    • Faculty processes and systems design, utilisation, effectiveness and efficiency
    • Personal effectiveness, wholeness and development
    • Values-based behaviour leadership and personal compliance

    Method of Application

    ENQUIRIES  : Mr. Lolo Boyana, 018-299-4803

    CLOSING DATE : 27 March 2020

    COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES    : To be confirmed

    TO APPLY :  www.nwu.ac.za/vacancies

    Interested and qualified? Go to North West University on to apply
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