Job Requirements The University of Venda situated in Thohoyandou in Vhembe District of Limpopo Province is a fast-growing higher education institution. Over the past years, the University has experienced tremendous growth and change in terms of its research output, student performance and infrastructure. The university has therefore become an important player in the South African higher education landscape, contributing significantly to the human resources and development needs of the country and region. The Universitys 2021-2025 Strategic Plan is geared to position the University of Venda for impact and relevance as an institution of higher learning. Our strategic plan places our students at the centre of our focus and consequently, our academic division was reconfigured in 2021 to comprise four Faculties from the former eight academic Schools. The University of Venda aspires to be the exemplary South African comprehensive institution of higher learning which houses a vital activist community of academics, researchers and students engaged in a spirit of innovation and enterprise. To assist us with unlocking the vast natural potential to excel, which resides in our diverse rural, peri-urban and urban communities, the University seeks to appoint a dynamic leader of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture to lead its academic programme. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Executive Deans are expected to play a leading role in the transformation within the University and the Higher Education context in South Africa. The appointee should be able to manage and motivate all staff and students in the Faculty to fulfil the mission of the University, and to guide the Faculty in realizing its goals as defined in the Universitys Strategic Plan. REQUIREMENTS The Executive Dean is expected to have a doctoral degree, wide teaching experience and a scholarly research profile with expert knowledge of Higher Education issues. He/she should be an established academic leader and scholar with an excellent publication and research record and proven excellence in teaching and learning to attract respect and credibility from within the University, national and international scholars and other relevant stakeholders. The candidate should also have a track record of effective, democratic and strategic leadership. The successful candidate should have at least 10 years relevant managerial experience at Higher Education institutions. LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES FOR THE EXECUTIVE DEAN The Executive Dean is a senior manager and should provide strategic leadership of the faculty. This position requires an excellent communicator with a high level of competence in budget management. The successful candidate should have experience in academic strategic planning and execution, policy formulation, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. He/she should have in-depth knowledge of education and training legislation framework as well as experience in the design, development and accreditation of academic programmes. In order to lead the facultys research and innovation agenda, the candidate should qualify for NRF rating and be recognized as a researcher of high national/international standing.