Stellenbosch University (SU) is a research-intensive university where we attract outstanding students, employ talented staff and provide a world-class environment; a place connected to the world, while enriching and transforming local, continental and global communities. Stellenbosch University’s strategic positioning for the 21st century is articulated in the Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019-2024 (see: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/about-us/strategic-documents).
Reporting directly to the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching is the academic leader specifically responsible for, inter alia, the management of the learning and teaching functions of the University.
The responsibility centre of the Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching strives to build on academic success and to provide the necessary support to academics and students. Overall, the emphasis is on learning and teaching leadership; education policy development; academic planning and education quality assurance; student affairs; support to student governance structures; and promotion of multilingualism. All the divisions within this responsibility centre work closely with ten faculties to help create a welcoming culture for all students and staff, to ensure all students achieve success, and to enrich the lecture experience of lecturers and students through the use of technology in an innovative way to increase the effectiveness of learning and teaching.
As a member of the executive management team, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching will support the Rector and Vice-Chancellor to establish, achieve and maintain the University’s vision, mission, values and goals, and to establish synergy between research, teaching and learning, and social impact. Furthermore, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching will support the Rector and Vice-Chancellor in the implementation of learning and teaching initiatives.
As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates would be expected to do a presentation, based on their vision for the Responsibility Centre of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching at SU and their contribution to such a future in the context of Stellenbosch University's Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019-2024.
Term of Office: A Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rector may hold office for an initial term, determined by the University Council, of not more than five years and may be re-appointed for one more consecutive term thereafter.
Remuneration: Determined by the Remuneration Committee of the University Council.
Commencement of duties: 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 5 June 2020
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Completed applications, comprising the documentation as set out below, must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Documentation details (PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION INCLUDES ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW):
The University is committed to employment equity (EE). In accordance with SU’s institutional EE plan and the EE Plan for the specific environment, persons from designated groups will receive preference over foreign nationals where EE targets are a factor, and where EE targets are not a factor, South African citizens will receive preference over foreign nationals. ‘Designated groups’ refers to women, people with disabilities and black people (i.e. black African, Coloured, Indian and Asian) who are natural persons and citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent; or who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by naturalisation that occurred before the commencement date of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (i.e. 4 February 1997); or who became citizens of the Republic of South Africa on the commencement date of the Constitution, but who would have been entitled to acquire citizenship by naturalisation.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.
At the discretion of the Selection Committee, candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments and should therefore be willing to oblige.
The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.
The University reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed appropriate.