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Job ID: 122762

Namibia University of Science and Technology

Date Posted May 2, 2019
Title Vice-Chancellor
University Namibia University of Science and Technology
Windhoek, Namibia
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline May 31, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Human Resources


The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University, who provides institutional leadership and oversight by developing and driving the mission, strategies and advancement of the University as a premier science and technology institution.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields from an internationally recognised University, with at least ten years of experience in a senior executive leadership role at the level of Dean or above in an academic institution or, at the C-Suite level (CEO, CFO, etc.) in an entity of a similar size and complexity. The candidate must have a global and local outlook with financial, stewardship, diplomatic and communication skills to represent the University at local and international level, as well as a proven track record of executive management, leadership and people management skills.

Key Performance Areas

The Vice-Chancellor carries the following responsibilities:

- Provide academic, administrative, strategic and transformational leadership to the University in line with the principles enshrined in the NUST Act, Statutes, Policies, Rules and Regulations.
- Promote and maintain good governance in the University; guard its institutional autonomy, as well as freedom of inquiry and expression.
- Analyse and articulate the University’s strategic vision and lead the creation and implementation of systems and policies in compliance with the University’s strategic and policy frameworks.
- Guide the executive leadership team and staff in the effective and responsible operation of the University.
- Oversee strategic budgeting and financial control (capital, research and general expenditure).
- Represent the University as its public persona in the media, with government and all other stakeholders.

Selection process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and to elucidate the following: sound knowledge and understanding of the key challenges and opportunities in a fast-changing higher education environment in Namibia and globally, and a clear vision for positioning NUST as a credible university with global standing.

Term of Office

Five (5) years, with eligibility for reappointment based on satisfactory performance.

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Contact Information

  • Ms Riëtte Duvenhage
    Human Resources
    Namibia University of Science and Technology
    13 Jackson Kaujeua Street
    Windhoek West
  • +264 61 207 2448
  • + 264 61 207 9448


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