The role of the Vice-Chancellor is to provide the strategic vision and leadership required to ensure the prosperity and success of the University of Zambia. The University has a distinctive and high-performing position within the higher education sector in Zambia and beyond. The Vice-Chancellor must be able to build upon its historical and current strengths to ensure that the institution continues to be a leading University whilst making valuable contributions to the nation’s economy, and society in general, on issues related to its mission. The positioning of the institution, in the current time of considerable change within the nation, region and global world, will be of particular importance, and the ability of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure the sustainability of the University in the light of external developments will be critical. The Vice-Chancellor should be a strategic thinker, leader and visionary to grow the University with regards to quality, and contribution to society; lead change management and must have a proven track record as an academic leader who creates successful teams that generate measurable outcomes with visible societal impact.
He/she must have attained full professorial status with an excellent track record of leadership and academic achievements, including high-level international research experience, resource mobilization and coordinating academic programmes in the country, SADC region and beyond.
The Vice-Chancellor will be responsible for, and will be expected to demonstrate, success in the following broad areas: clear vision and strategy, leadership, governance, organisational management, academic management, developing an external profile, creating new sources of income and mobilizing the University community to the desired mission of the institution.
a) Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to interact with colleagues and other stakeholders.
b) Knowledge in the use of technologies and information management software or similar tools for academic management.
c) Prior successful work on academic themes the university is presently focused on (e.g., inclusion, building graduate programs, improving graduation rates)
d) Training and experience in strategic planning and managing change in tertiary/higher education sector.
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