In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.
The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.
The CSA & G serves to link theory and practice in working with a diverse range of UP students through extra-curricula work. The work of the CSA&G provides students with the life-skills that are needed for addressing the difficult social, political and economic challenges that could be faced in society and the workplace. The work of the CSA&G is increasingly underpinned by research and publishing and the Director has to have a clear vision about research that is both theoretical and applied. Ongoing community engagement is key to the success of the CSA&G in order to stay abreast of current trends and debates
The Director needs to be passionate about working with students on issues of sexualities, AIDS and Gender through a rigorous academic engagement that crosses the traditional academic boundaries of the various degree structures. This way of working with students as educators, trainers and counsellors is unique.
The successful candidate will have academic, managerial and administrative responsibilities and will work closely with the Deanery in Humanities. The Director will also work with a range of stakeholders within the University (beyond Humanities) and with non-university partners and practitioners.
Responsibilities will include:
- Providing vision and leadership in respect of the CSA & G at the University of Pretoria;
- Collaborating actively within the faculty and across the University, as well as working within a national, regional and international context;
- Providing leadership in respect of the research related to the CSA & G; and
- Fundraising for the work of the CSA&G.
- A PhD with a specialised interest in the intersections of Sexualities, AIDS and Gender. HIV and AIDS work remains a key component of the CSA & G;
- Experience in GBV;
- A successful track record at this level with proven, on-going excellence in research and postgraduate supervision, academic extra-curricula work, and community engagement;
- Proven ability to raise substantial research and programmatic funding is essential;
- Appropriate experience in liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
- Appropriate communication and language skills;
- Understanding of gender and social justice;
- Proven strategic development, planning and implementation skills;
- Facilitation and negotiation skills;
- Good interpersonal, change management, and conflict management skills;
- Management and leadership skills.
ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
- Managerial / administrative experience relevant to the higher education environment;
- Demonstrable administrative skills;
- An understanding of the vision of the Faculty and a commitment to achieve the strategic goals of the University.
The Director of the CSA & G is a term appointment for four years and is renewable based on a combination of performance and funding. The Director of the CSA & G also forms part of the Executive Management team of the Faculty and reports to the Dean of the Faculty.
The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.
Candidates may be expected to make a 10-minute presentation to the Appointments Committee on his / her vision for the CSA & G during the interview.
CLOSING DATE: 28 February 2020.
No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.
ENQUIRIES: Prof Vasu Reddy, Tel: (012) 420 2360, or e-mail: email@example.com
Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 2020, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.
In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.
All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.
The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.