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Executive Dean: Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBEIT)

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Date Added 25 Mar 2019
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Nelson Mandela University

Eastern Cape



Role details:
Executive Dean: Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBEIT)

(This is a five-year fixed-term contract.)

Department: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning

Post Number: 5067


To provide strategic leadership and vision to the Faculty so as to achieve its strategic goals in alignment with the University’s strategic plan; to participate in University-wide decision-making processes towards achieving the University’s strategic goals.
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Strategically lead and manage the following areas in respect of the EBEIT Faculty:
- Transformational academic leadership and shared vision;
- Teaching and learning;
- Research and innovation;
- Human resources;
- Finances and physical resources including the mobilization of external funding;
- Internal and external engagement efforts;
- Marketing of the Faculty;
- Trans-disciplinary scholarship within the Faculty.


- In-depth knowledge of critical trends in higher education and wider society, and its impact on engineering, the built environment and information technology;
- In-depth knowledge of the principles and trends in teaching and learning, research and engagement practices pertaining to the core cognitive domains in the Faculty;
- Internationalisation and globalisation of Higher Education;
- Sound knowledge of university specific operating principles;
- Proven skills in and knowledge of effecting growth within a university environment
- Strong national and international networks and partnerships;
- Familiar with relevant professional authorities and regulatory processes.

In order to be considered for appointment to this post, candidates must have:

- A relevant doctoral degree;
- At least five (5)years’ experience at a senior management level;
- Registration with a statutory professional body pertaining to his/her discipline;
- Demonstrated experience of managing in a complex environment;
- Proven experience in managing and leading academic teaching, research and engagement.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo psychometric assessments. Furthermore, it is expected that all shortlisted candidates will:

- Give express permission to undergo verifications of qualifications, publications, credit records and criminal records as well as any other verification deemed appropriate by the University;
- Deliver a 15-minute presentation, the topic of which will be communicated timeously;
- Provide details of at least two individuals who are capable of providing professional references.

Applications must be accompanied by a recent and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter stating how applicants satisfy the requirements in respect of each of the Key Performance Areas and Core Competencies and the official Nelson Mandela University job application form.

-An application which does not comply with the adverts requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Enquiries: Ms Fa-eeza Grimsel; tel. 041 504 3555 or via e-mail: faeeza.grimsel@mandela.ac.za

Closing date for all applications: 15 March 2019

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.