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25 Dec 2020

Contract Job Vacancy for a well educated and Unemployed Assistant Dean

Peninsula University of Technology – Posted by JobLink24 Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for a well educated and Unemployed Assistant Dean

Location: Wellington, Western Cape

Job Type: Contract

Company/Employer: Peninsula University of Technology

Job Title: Assistant Dean (5 year contract),

Closing Date: Closing Date15/1/2021


Job Purpose

The main purpose of this job position is to oversee 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 and to take overall responsibility for the Dean.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

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


  • Must have strong knowledge base of HEOSF processes
  • Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
  • Faculty Executive and Management
  • Contribute to the execution of the faculty strategic plan
  • To manage Quality Assurance processes
  • Faculty representation In various Institutional committees
  • To chair and participate in relevant Faculty committees
  • Academic management and professional leadership
  • To manage student success rates and through put rates
  • To manage and coordinate Funza Lushaka and other bursary processes in the faculty
  • To facilitate, manage and maintain sound internal staff and student relations as well as their development
  • Share responsibility for the management of the faculty
  • Mentoring and coaching HODs
  • To manage and oversee campus Issues. Liaise with service departments, e.g. Student Health, Infrastructure and Security, Physical Space, etc.
  • To 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
  • To liaise with the community structures in Wellington
  • To perform other functions as may be assigned by the Dean


  • Must have excellent academic and administrative management skills
  • Strategic planning and academic leadership skills
  • Must haves strategic decision-making skills
  • Must have strategic management skills
  • Research skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and administration skills
  • Must have ability to work in and leading a team
  • Must have 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 skills
  • Networking skills and the ability to build strategic working relationships

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


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