Dean: Faculty of Arts - University World News

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Stellenbosch University strives towards creating and sustaining, in commitment to the academic ideal of excellent scholarly
and scientific practice, an environment within which knowledge can be discovered, shared and applied to the benefit of the
community. The values and objectives of the University are set out in our Strategic Framework, available at
The Arts and Social Sciences Faculty requires innovative and creative leadership in its teaching programmes, research and
community interaction, and has committed itself to excellence and equity.
Visit the Faculty’s website at for further information, as well as a
generic job description for a Faculty Dean.
Responsibility for the strategic and general management as well as guidance of the Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty in the areas of learning & teaching, research and community interaction
Management of all financial, student and personnel-related matters and other resources within the Faculty
Shared responsibility for the management of the University as a whole
Liaison with individuals and divisions within the University
External liaison and the forming of multilevel partnerships with other academic institutions (nationally and
internationally), the business sector, authorities, professional bodies, as well as other national and international
role players
Marketing of the Faculty and recruiting of students
Managing alumni relationships and fundraising for the Faculty
Promoting diversity.
Appointable as professor in one of the departments within the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty
Recognised academic standing
Proven ability to innovative and dynamic strategic leadership
Proven management experience
The ability to manage the needs of the Faculty’s diverse disciplines in a skilful and equable manner
Sound knowledge, insight and vision pertaining to the tertiary education sector
Sound interpersonal and liaison skills
Sound communicative ability
Proven ability to promote diversity.
Management ability at faculty and institutional level
The ability to function effectively in a multilingual environment where Afrikaans and English are the dominant
A NRF or equivalent rating.
Term of appointment: Five years with the possibility of re-appointment for another term.
Commencement of duties: 1 January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 13 April 2012
Enquiries: Prof. Tobie de Coning, Chief Director: Strategic Initiatives and Human Resources, on +27 21 808 2994.
The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need
to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable
candidates from the designated groups.
Applications, comprising the documentation as set out below, must be forwarded to the Chief Director: Strategic
Initiatives & Human Resources, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 or via fax +27 21 808 2484
or email [email protected]
• A comprehensive curriculum vitae
• A concise statement in which the candidate outlines his/her vision of the Faculty’s future, as well as his/her contribution
to such a future (this will be considered in the selection process)
• Details regarding the applicant’s present occupation, remuneration package and citizenship
• An indication of the earliest date on which duties can be assumed
• Certified copies of certificates
• Details of at least three referees of whom two must be requested to forward confidential reports by the closing
date to the above address or, preferably, to the electronic address.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Please note that candidates may, as part of the selection process, be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing
and other selection instruments.