Assistant Dean for Faculty of Education
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

Assistant Dean (5 year contract), Faculty of Education - Internal Only

Faculty
Education

Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Education

Campus/ Location
Wellington Campus - Wellington, WC ZA (Primary)

Job Type
Contract

Occupational Function
Support / Admin

Number of Positions
1

Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)
To be confirmed

Advert Closing Date
15/1/2021

Job Purpose

  • Overseeing the portfolios/functions delegated by the Dean
  • Management of the Faculty as a member of the Faculty Executive
  • Innovative strategic planning and leadership
  • Ensure that the Faculty strategic goals are realized in line with the institutional strategic goals
  • The Assistant Dean at the Wellington Campus will also take overall responsibility for the Dean

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A relevant Doctoral degree
  • A relevant teaching qualification
  • At least ten (10) years' higher education experience with at least 5 years' relevant experience at a senior level
  • A demonstrable track record of leadership and mentorship
  • Evidence of involvement in faculty and institutional committees (i.e. Teaching and Learning; Curriculum officer committee; WIL committee; Language; Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Experience in supervising post graduate students
  • Thorough knowledge of the academic offerings in the faculty
  • Knowledge of institutional policies relevant to the key performance areas
  • A thorough understanding of the higher education landscape
  • Knowledge of regional and national government policy relating to schooling and education

Recommendation

  • Strong knowledge base of HEOSF processes
  • Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
  • Faculty Executive and Management
  • Contribute to the execution of the faculty strategic plan
  • Manage Quality Assurance processes
  • Faculty representation In various Institutional committees
  • Chair and participate in relevant Faculty committees
  • Academic management and professional leadership
  • Manage student success rates and through put rates
  • Manage and coordinate Funza Lushaka and other bursary processes in the faculty
  • Facilitate, manage and maintain sound internal staff and student relations as well as their development
  • Share responsibility for the managment of the faculty
  • Mentoring and coaching HODs
  • Managing and overseeing campus Issues. Liaise with service departments, e.g. Student Health, Infrastructure and Security, Physical Space, etc.
  • Conduct and promote research
  • Transformation and diversity
  • Performance Management
  • Staff development
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • People Management
  • Liaison with the Wellington SRC
  • Management and staff meetings
  • As senior academic on the Wellington campus, the incumbent will oversee academic matters of three faculties on the Wellington campus reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor
  • Liaison with the community structures in Wellington
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by the Dean

Competencies

  • Excellent academic and administrative management skills
  • Strategic planning and academic leadership skills
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • Strategic management skills
  • Research skills
  • Excellent organizational and administration skills
  • Ability to work in and leading a team
  • Ability to lead and manage change
  • Effective and efficient Financial management skills
  • Team development, mentoring and coaching of others
  • Policy development and implementation skills
  • High level of discretion, emotional intelligence and sound judgment
  • Human resources and people management skills
  • Integrity, impact and energy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of diversity
  • Conflict management
  • Networking skills and the ability to build strategic working relationships

General Information

Closing Date: 15 January 2021

For enquires and assistance with your online application, please contact Mr Odwa Siza, (Human Capital Department) on (021) 959 6738 or 0812484251.

Internal applications interested in higher level academic positions are also encouraged to apply for ad hominem promotion if they are eligible. In order to ensure fairness and consistency all applications must satisfy the ad hominem promotion criteria for the relevant academic level

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW APPLICANTS TO UPLOAD CVs. IT IS THUS IMPORTANT THAT APPLICANTS COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS COMPREHENSIVELY AS FAILURE TO DO SO MIGHT DISADVANTAGE YOU. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION ON THE SYSTEM WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION AS THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED FOR EVALUATION OF YOUR APPLICATION BY OUR PANEL.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

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