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The Dean of School The Copperbelt University

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The Copperbelt University is a Public University established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. The University’s core business is Teaching, Research, Innovation, Industrialization and Consultancy as a service to the nation. The University is an equal opportunity employer and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into the University as Executive Deans for the following Schools;

School of Natural Resources
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
School of the Built Environment
School of Engineering
School of Mines and Mineral Sciences
School of Business
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Michael Chilufya Sata, School of Medicine
School of Information and Communications Technology
School of Graduate Studies

The Dean of School will:

a) Participate in the strategic management of the institution, interpret and implement policy and ensure the achievement of strategic goals
b) Promote the development and implementation of the School’s teaching, curricular and research programmes ensuring relevance with industry and other service users
c) Provide appropriate quality assurance for programmes and courses offered in the School
d) Develop and implement the strategic plan of the School with the Heads of Departments
e) Fundraise for school programmes, projects and research by collaborating with local and international funders and grant providers
f) Exercise budgetary control over school budgets in accordance with agreed University thresholds
g) Carry out administrative duties of the school and ensure academic and personal welfare of both staff and students
h) Institute quality control in the running of tests and examinations in the School
i) Encourage and facilitate collaboration with other universities and outside institutions to ensure utilization of best practices and benchmarks
j) Call and chair meetings of the School Board of Studies/ Board of Examiners and ensure that follow-up action is taken
k) Following consultation with the School’s Board and Professors, make recommendation for an adequate staff complement
l) Ensure that Heads of Departments facilitate the further development and training of academic and non-academic staff
m) Discuss regularly with Heads of Departments their duties and ways of improving the performance of their departments
n) Participate at any meetings of the University congruent with the post
o) Represent the School during official functions of the University
p) Prepare annual School reports and annual budgets
q) Monitor the performance of all staff and prepare succession plans for the school for submission to Central Administration
r) Authorize the School’s procurement of equipment and other requites
s) Perform other lawful duties which may be assigned by the Vice- Chancellor from time to time

Qualifications and Experience
i. Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) “O” level credits or its equivalent including Mathematics and English
ii. Minimum of an earned PhD in a relevant field commensurate with the School of interest
iii. Candidates must be senior members of the academic staff with at least five (5) years post qualification experience in teaching and research in a higher education institution

Required Attributes and Skills

i. Self-motivated individual with excellent analytical skills
ii. Excellent communication and report writing skills
iii. Ability to write for and raise funds from philanthropy
iv. Ability to relate well with industry
v. Strong leadership and problem solving skills
vi. Ability to work with staff from different ranks, academic and non-academic
vii. A team player with ability to work in multi-disciplinary team

Appointment into this position is on a three (3) year contract renewable based on performance.

To apply for this job email your details to

 March 12, 2021

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