Recruitment for the Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
The Governing Council of the International Medical and Technological University seeks to recruit a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) from suitably qualified individuals with outstanding credentials. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) who shall work under the direction of the Vice Chancellor shall head the academic division of the University, whose functions include leading all academic matters.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will champion, develop and oversee the implementation of University’s academic programs, research activity and community outreach.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has management responsibility of the academic deans and directors that lead the academic organs of the University and thus will work closely with all of the academic departments of the University.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is part of the Senior Management Team of the University, which leads to the development of strategic direction and policy for the institution and its constituent parts. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has further responsibilities which include membership and/or leadership of a number of University committees, representation of the University externally, and leading strategic reviews and projects of institutional importance. Represent on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor across a range of delegated internal and external matters related to academic matters
Duties and Responsibilities
Contributing to the strategic management of the University with a particular brief to consider the effects of any policies on the academic portfolio
Be accountable for the development, dissemination and implementation of the University’s academic development and operational plan, and strengthening reputation for teaching excellence
Take a lead role in the development and implementation of the University Strategic Plan
Work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and Deans/Directors to develop and promote excellence and collaboration in all University activity and excellent student engagement.
Work with Vice-Chancellor to develop and deliver Research and Teaching strategies, including procedures for Teaching Quality Assurance and Enhancement; and to ensure high standards in Research activity throughout the organization.
Be accountable for the strategic oversight of all faculties including post graduate programs
The external brief of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) includes liaison with statutory and professional regulatory bodies, such as TCU, NACTE and MCT etc.
Work collaboratively with external educational networks to influence policy and secure opportunities for innovation in teaching, learning and research. This includes building on and extending partnerships and collaborations with other higher education institutions, research institutions, government and industry partners, as agreed with the Vice-Chancellor.
Keep abreast of and shape relevant developments in the Higher Education sector as they apply to the development of academic disciplines and research.
Qualifications and Qualities
Be a professor or Associate Professor or equivalent with an earned PhD or its Equivalent
Have at least 5 years hands on management experience at senior level (HoD and above) in a university or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership and management capability including knowledge of public financial management and strategic people management.
Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes and supervising and mentoring Masters and PhD Students.
Should have proven track record of research and published widely in peer review journals, monographs and books.
Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a University or equivalent higher educational institution.
Knowledge of national laws and policies in education.
Perform such other duties commensurate with the nature and level of the position as directed by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) shall serve for an initial period of 5 years which may be extended for another term of 5 years (to a maximum of 10 years) by Council on evidence of excellent performance.
According to IMTU Salary Scales
Interested and qualified applicant for the above posts are requested to send their CV with academic attach certificates and three professional references to:
International Medical and Technological University
Dar es Salaam
For more information about the advert visit www.imtu.edu