A new way to find a job in Zambia · More
Copperbelt University
Copperbelt University
Posted Job
about 18 hours ago

Dean of School

The Copperbelt University is a Public University established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. The University’s core business is Teaching, Research, Innovation, Industrialization and Consultancy as a service to the nation. The University is an equal opportunity employer and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into the University as Executive Deans for the following Schools;

  • School of Natural Resources
  • School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • School of the Built Environment
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Mines and Mineral Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Michael Chilufya Sata, School of Medicine
  • School of Information and Communications Technology
  • School of Graduate Studies

The Dean of School will:

  • Participate in the strategic management of the institution, interpret and implement policy and ensure the achievement of strategic goals
  • Promote the development and implementation of the School’s teaching, curricular and research programmes ensuring relevance with industry and other service users
  • Provide appropriate quality assurance for programmes and courses offered in the School
  • Develop and implement the strategic plan of the School with the Heads of Departments
  • Fundraise for school programmes, projects and research by collaborating with local and international funders and grant providers
  • Exercise budgetary control over school budgets in accordance with agreed University thresholds
  • Carry out administrative duties of the school and ensure academic and personal welfare of both staff and students
  • Institute quality control in the running of tests and examinations in the School
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration with other universities and outside institutions to ensure utilization of best practices and benchmarks
  • Call and chair meetings of the School Board of Studies/ Board of Examiners and ensure that follow-up action is taken
  • Following consultation with the School’s Board and Professors, make recommendation for an adequate staff complement
  • Ensure that Heads of Departments facilitate the further development and training of academic and non-academic staff
  • Discuss regularly with Heads of Departments their duties and ways of improving the performance of their departments
  • Participate at any meetings of the University congruent with the post
  • Represent the School during official functions of the University
  • Prepare annual School reports and annual budgets
  • Monitor the performance of all staff and prepare succession plans for the school for submission to Central Administration
  • Authorize the School’s procurement of equipment and other requites
  • Perform other lawful duties which may be assigned by the Vice- Chancellor from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) “O” level credits or its equivalent including Mathematics and English
  • Minimum of an earned PhD in a relevant field commensurate with the School of interest
  • Candidates must be senior members of the academic staff with at least five (5) years post qualification experience in teaching and research in a higher education institution

Required Attributes and Skills:

  • Self-motivated individual with excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to write for and raise funds from philanthropy
  • Ability to relate well with industry
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with staff from different ranks, academic and non-academic
  • disciplines.
  • A team player with ability to work in multi-disciplinary team
  • Appointment into this position is on a three (3) year contract renewable based on performance.

Method of Application

To apply for this job email your details to this email below:

Application deadline
12 Mar 14:27
Email applications to
Copperbelt University image
Copperbelt University
Copperbelt University is a public university that was established in 1987 to create a place for high quality education and training. The university empowers graduates to act efficiently and effectively in a broad range of civic and professional functions and activities, creating a place to which access is possible primarily on the basis of intellectual merit and of the ability to participate actively in its programmes. The university provides a quality environment for reading, with good access to study and research materials.