DEAN: FACULTY OF PLANT AND ANIMAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY || Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

DUE : 03 JAN 2023

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 (4)
year full-time 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
 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
 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 Agricultural 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
 Track record in resource mobilisation for research, innovation and
 Experience at the level of Department Chairperson is an added advantage.

 Proven commitment to academic excellence and collaboration across
 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

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 3 January 2023. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that the University does not have Agents who receive applications
on its behalf for advertised posts.