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University of Pretoria Invites Applications for Faculty of Law

Posted on: 18 Jul 2019 455 views
: FACULTY OF LAW - PROFESSOR AND DEAN (ONE POST)
: University of Pretoria
: https://www1.up.ac.za/
: Pretoria

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the alignment of the ethos, vision and mission of the Faculty with those of the University. S/he must be able to provide strong academic leadership and create an environment conducive to research activities in and increased research impact of the Faculty. The Dean is expected to market the Faculty, undertake fundraising and promote regional, national as well as international liaison with other academic institutions, research organisations, professional bodies, government and the community. The Dean forms part of the senior management team of the University.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A doctorate in Law or a Law-related discipline;
  • The candidate must possess the requisite qualifications and experience to be eligible for appointment as full professor at the University of Pretoria;
  • The ability to provide academic leadership in the Faculty and to enhance and build the    Faculty’s academic stature.
  • Proven teaching and research ability, an established record of research achievements as well as the ability to create an environment in which teaching, learning and research activities are strongly supported and can flourish;
  • Proven managerial expertise, skills and competencies in all areas required to manage the Faculty, including knowledge of and experience in finance, human resources and marketing;
  • Proven ability to generate resources in support of the Faculty.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Strong leadership skills and the capacity to engender good interpersonal relations in academic and support staff teams;
  • Excellent communication and appropriate language skills.

 

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Admission as an Attorney or Advocate;
  • An academic background and experience in a higher education institution, especially in a managerial capacity.

 

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

 

The Dean is appointed for a term of four years, but external candidates will also be considered for a permanent academic appointment in a suitable academic department within the University.

 

The Regulation and Procedure for the Appointment of Deans and Deputy-Deans is available on the UP Website www.up.ac.za at [email protected] (Link: Appointment regulations for Executives and Deans). By applying, applicants consent to the appointment process as contained in the Regulation.


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Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: [email protected]

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A full curriculum vitae (the University’s template to be used);
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae;
  • A self-evaluation by the applicant of his/her suitability for appointment in the post;
  • The applicant's vision for the Faculty of Law in the national as well as the international context;
  • The names and contact details of at least three referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic stature as well as leadership qualities.

PLEASE NOTE: The University reserves the right to appoint and consult its own referees.

 

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2019


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