Dean – Faculty of Science and Human Development
Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time
The Dean Faculty of Science and Human Development oversees and manages academic programs, including delivery of instruction, hiring, management, assignment, and supervision of faculty. The dean provides vision and direction for the Faculty of Science and Human Development academic processes in accordance with the vision and mission of the University. They are responsible for guiding and directing the Faculty, and they represent its students and faculty as a whole.
Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor
Interacts With: Faculty, Staff, Students, Online Studies Manager, Stakeholders
Responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the Faculty and shall exercise the responsibilities of Faculty Dean in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University.
Chair a committee of Department Chairs in the Faculty. It is the Dean’s responsibility to consult with the Chairs on the development of policies and general directions for the University, and to provide the University Administration with the views of the departments on issues and plans.
Develop a budget for the administration of the Faculty, which conforms to University practices and shall be responsible for ensuring that the budget is expended in keeping with the general objectives towards which the budget was developed
Maintain links between the Faculty and other Faculties and with the Deans of Graduate Studies and Continuing Studies. The Dean shall also establish and maintain links with other institutions and academic bodies, both provincial and national
Support curriculum development and the initiation and development of new undergraduate and graduate programs in line with the University’s overall programming objectives.
Serve on the Senate and other University Committees asrequired and shall report to the official bodies of the University and to University administrative officers on academic and administrative developments relating to the Faculty. The Dean shall carry out such other duties as may be assigned by University bodies, the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Deputy Vice Chancellor.
Understanding of the needs of a student population with diverse cultural, academic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Model a willingness and ability to work cooperatively with diverse constituencies both within and outside the University
Understand higher education funding streams, including familiarity with grants
Be experienced in developing and implementing new programs, and be familiar with accrediting boards and agencies.
Understand informational and educational technology systems as they apply to instructional, administrative, and student needs
Experience: 5 years plus
Education Level: Doctorate
Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD preferred); Master’s degree
Software: MS Office
Equipment: In-depth understanding of, or background in technical education
Knowledge Of: Academic affairs at a department chair level or higher, preferably a nursing background
Skills To: Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability To: Understand the needs and circumstances of both young and adult students and to work as a member of a team
Other Requirements: Prior successful experience in both teaching at university level and academic program management
Gender Profile: Mixed
Age Profile: Any
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
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