Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation

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Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation

  • Post Date:June 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Applications are invited to fill a vacancy in the Vice- Chancellor’s Office as a Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation.

The Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation is responsible for the following:

  • Initiating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, systems and procedures dealing with university research, innovation and industrialisation
  • Providing leadership, oversight and direction to faculties and departments in all research, innovation and industrialisation matters
  • Superintending over the establishment and operations of innovation hubs and industrial parks
  • Developing performance benchmarks and quality monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the institution’s innovation hubs and industrial parks
  • Developing mechanisms for promoting innovation and production of goods and services
  • Facilitating and coordinating collaborations with industry leading to the setting up of industrial hubs and parks
  • Putting in place mechanisms for the protection of intellectual property
  • Developing a research, innovation and industrialisation culture and agenda for Gwanda State University
  • Developing a mentoring programme for emerging researchers and innovators

Experience and Qualities

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be a prominent academic with a proven track record of scholarship, research, publications, collaborations, networking and resource mobilisation.
  • A minimum of a PhD.
  • At least five (5) years post qualification experience.

Conditions of Service

Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.


Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to: [email protected] or hand delivered to:

Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Section
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 01 July 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.