Director: School of Management
University of Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
13h ago


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature.

With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is international university of choice.

Job Specification...

As part of the drive for greater pan-African and global stature the College of Business and Economics will include the newly-

formed School of Management, for which we seek an experience, dynamic individual who is a visionary leader to serve as Director.

UJ currently offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as hosting several dynamic research centres, The newly formed School is expected to take teaching and research at UJ to a new level.

The Director must ensure that the School contributes subtantially to tangible business improvements in Africa, notably through the practice and development of marketing analytics to inform, evaluate and optimise campaigns, by enriching strategy with contextual knowledge and to employ technology in achieving organisational goals.

The Director should be able to position the School to be regarded as a valuable partner by the private and public sector for consultation and collaboration.

The role will provide managerial and strategic leadership to ensure the achievement and maintenance of the highest possible standards of excellence in all activities of the School.

  • Providing strategic leadership to ensure excellence in teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Determining, articulating, implementing and leading strategic initiatives to enhance the School’s reputation and performance in teaching and scholarship in accordance with the strategy of the College of Business and Economics and the University’s 2025 Strategic Plan aimed at enhancing global excellence and stature.
  • Providing strategic leadership to ensure productive, innovative and influential research and promoting transformation in terms of its academic profile, academic programmes and research.
  • Provide academic citizenship and leadership in establishing and maintaining strong networks with the private and public sector and related institutions in Business management, Transport and Supply Chain Management, Industrial Psychology and People Management, and Finance and Investment Management in South Africa and beyond.
  • Promoting the visibility of the School through networks, partnerships and collaborations with the private and public sector and with civil society, in projects of local, African and global interest and active participation in debates on critical issues and policy.
  • Promoting world-class management education and pedagogy, including online programme development and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Ensuring the highest level of School governance, administration and systems functioning, including enrolment planning, management of students’ academic lifecycle and risk management.
  • Actively promoting transformation in the School, in terms of the staff profile, academic programmes and research.
  • Minimum Requirements...

  • A relevant PhD or equivalent qualification (NQF10) with proven track record of successful teaching and high-quality scholarship at a senior level
  • 3 years academic citizenship and academic leadership experience
  • Demonstrating commitment to such activities which are aligned with the School’s mission and strategy and UJ’s vision as a leading African institution of higher education with an outstanding global stature.
  • Competencies and Behavioural Attributes :

  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Good leadership and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Management
  • Ability to conduct and apply research and provide research leadership
  • Ability to build relationships and networks
  • Ability to oversee high-level execution of mission and vision
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and coordinate multiple inputs with tight deadlines, and a variety of internal and external stakeholder
  • Recommendations :

  • Evidence of effective external engagement (academic, business community and wider society) is highly desirable
  • COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES : 1 January 2020

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