Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Post Date:May 21, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Doctorate Degree
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following position that has arisen in the University:


The Dean plays a pivotal role in the University’s Senior Management structure, providing strategic leadership, coordinating the governance and overall management of the Faculty’s functions. The successful candidate will be appointed on a four-year contract. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Dean is responsible for:


  • Providing academic leadership in teaching and learning, research, innovation and industrialisation
  • Positioning the Faculty within the National Higher Education Policy in line with Education 5.0 by promoting excellence in teaching, research, community service, innovation and industrialisation
  • Planning and development of sound and innovative academic programmes that address the nation’s human capital development initiative and are relevant to industry
  • Overseeing the review of existing academic programmes in accordance with Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) provisions and University regulations
  • Contributing towards the formulation, development, implementation and evaluation of academic and administrative policies
  • Quality assurance of all Faculty programmes and activities
  • Budgetary planning, control and allocation of income and funding to Academic Departments in line with University financial regulations
  • Management of human resources activities, amongst others, recruitment and selection, staff development and performance management in liaison with the Human Resources Department
  • Mobilising resources for the Faculty
  • Management of the Faculty’s infrastructure and assets with the support of service Departments
  • Developing collaborations and strategic partnerships with Faculty Alumni, Institutions, Corporations and Government Agencies in liaison with University Administration
  • Developing a sense of community for the Faculty, students and staff
  • Advising the Vice Chancellor and Senate on academic and administrative issues relating to the Faculty
  • Undertaking other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor


  • An earned PhD qualification in an Environmental Science related discipline from a reputable University
  • Be appointed at the level of at least Senior Lecturer
  • Have a proved track record in academic and administrative leadership and the ability to give sound academic direction to the Faculty
  • Have evidence of sound research and be published in related academic discipline
  • Track record in resource mobilisation for research, innovation and industrialisation
  • Experience at the level of Department Chairperson is a distinct advantage.


  • Proven commitment to academic excellence and collaboration across disciplines
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Decision making and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good organisational skills


  • Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.


Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees including their email addresses. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Registrar
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 35

hand deliver or send by courier to:

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
CSC Campus, Industrial Sites
15 Longlands Road

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 24 May 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that the University does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf for advertised posts.