PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR (1 POST) || Lupane State University

  • Lupane

Lupane State University

DUE : 03 FEB 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the post of Pro-ViceChancellor at the Lupane State University. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in the
performance of his/her functions and, in addition, shall have such functions as may be specified in the
University Statutes.

Purpose of the Job
To provide leadership and the co-ordination of teaching, research, community engagement, innovation and
the production of goods and services, including policy formulation and development and the maintenance of
standards as well as other delegated administrative functions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
In line with the relevant laws and statutes, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall:-
 Assist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his or her functions and in that regard be responsible
for the Academic Affairs of the University and other delegated administrative functions.
 Deputise the Vice-Chancellor.
 Initiate, obtain approval of and promote policies, plans and programmes that enhance the academic,
administrative and professional excellence of the University.
 Oversee the development, implementation and review of the policy framework for monitoring the
quality, standards and management of the University’s academic programmes.
 Establish systems for the planning, development and review of undergraduate, postgraduate, research
programmes and any other academic programmes of the University.

 Oversee the selection and admission of students.
 Initiate and coordinate the development and review of curricula for academic programmes offered at the University.
 Monitor compliance in setting and marking all examinations in accordance with the established
regulations.
 Establish systems for students’ timely completion of academic programmes.
 Promote partnerships and networking for academic growth and development in the University.
 Facilitate community/civic and industry engagement, including development of partnerships with
business and industry and other stakeholders.
 Oversee the translation of university research outputs and innovations into goods and services.

 Perform such other functions that may be delegated to him or her by the Vice-Chancellor or assigned
by the University Council.
Key Outputs
 Comprehensive and sound academic and administrative policies, plans and programmes developed
and implemented.
 Framework for monitoring quality, standards and management of academic programmes developed
and implemented.
 Undergraduate, postgraduate, research programmes and other academic programmes of the University
planned, developed, implemented, reviewed and continuously improved.
 Students admitted on merit and in accordance with existing regulations.
 Regulations for setting and marking examinations adhered to.
 Distinguished scholars recruited and retained and suitable External Examiners appointed.
 Research projects carried out successfully and translation of research outputs into goods and services
made.
 Implementation of Education 5.0 Model, that is, teaching, research, community engagement,
innovation, and production of goods and services.

Qualifications and Experience
 Should possess an earned PhD from a recognised University/Institution.
 Should be an Associate Professor or full Professor.
 Should have at least ten (10) years of proven experience in teaching, research, leadership and
administration, five (5) of which should have been at least at the rank of Dean of Faculty or equivalent
in a reputable institution.
 Should demonstrate academic leadership through publication and research output.
 Have an understanding of the relevant legal framework for management of higher education in
Zimbabwe.

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

TO APPLY
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Interested candidates should submit the following:
application letter, certified copies of educational certificates, National ID, Birth Certificate and Curriculum
Vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, previous
employment experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and
addresses of three referees including email addresses to:
The Chairperson of Council
c/o of the Vice-Chancellor
Lupane State University
P O Box 170
Lupane
Email Address: vice-chancellor@lsu.ac.zw in a single continuous PDF file clearly indicating the position
being applied for in the subject line. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 3 February
2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.