The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation is a key strategic position which provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to play a major role in achieving UNZA’s strategic goals as part of a dynamic senior management team. The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (DVC- RI) shall assist the Vice Chancellor in the performance of his/her management functions; and will be responsible for providing leadership in driving quality and excellence in research, knowledge transfer and innovation programmes, setting up the research infrastructure, development of the research environment, and formulation of research policies in accordance with the University’s strategic objectives.
The DVC (RI) shall oversee the work of staff in the Directorate of Research, the Deans of Schools and the Chief Librarian in collaboration with the Senior Management Team, Senate and other stakeholders in the review of existing research portfolio, development of new research programmes and recruitment of academic teams of the highest calibre to support research, knowledge transfer and innovation.
He/she must have attained full professorial status with an excellent track record of leadership and academic achievements, including international research experience, resource mobilisation, coordinating research and innovation programmes, managing research grant schemes, particularly research outputs to inform teaching and learning, and engagement with stakeholders through public and policy dialogues, reporting on research priorities/achievements and other institutional development projects at the University level.
He/she must have a sustained and robust track record of research experience and should have led research projects at global as well as SADC and AU levels. Evidence of experiences of being part of research teams, committees, or/and leading research programmes or institutes with visible public policy impact globally, in the SADC region and in Zambia will be a valuable and an added advantage.
a) Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to interact with colleagues and other stakeholders on research, knowledge transfer and innovation projects.
b) Knowledge and the use of technologies and information management software or similar tools for academic research and resource management.
c) Training and experience in strategic planning and managing change in tertiary/higher education sector.
d) Ability to initiate and mount research training across disciplines in the University and with other partners in the country, region and beyond.
The Chairperson of the Search Committee
C/O Office of the Registrar
The University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
P O Box 32379
Applications can be submitted either physically or electronically. Electronic submission of applications must be made through the email address shown below:
The University of Zambia is an equal opportunity Employer