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Dean and Professor
The Faculty of Veterinary Science is situated on a satellite campus of the
University of Pretoria located at Onderstepoort. The Faculty is widely
considered to be a leading veterinary faculty in Africa. In order to fulfil
its mission, the Faculty has five academic departments responsible for
teaching, research and service rendering. These activities are further
facilitated by well-developed support services provided by a world-
class first-opinion and referral academic veterinary hospital, various
departmental laboratories, general and student administrative sections,
a state-of-the-art skills laboratory, teaching animal unit and library,
educational and medical support centres, accommodation and sporting
facilities, and a number of research centres.
The University seeks to appoint a dynamic Dean who will demonstrate
visionary leadership, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage the
Faculty and execute plans successfully. In addition, the Dean must have
a strong academic record, including a doctoral degree. Applicants should
have experience in working with the veterinary profession and veterinary
and animal production communities. The Dean is assisted by a Deputy
Dean: Research and Postgraduate Education, Deputy Dean: Teaching
and Learning, Heads of Academic Departments, a Faculty Manager and
additional support staff.
The position of Professor and Dean of the Faculty will be vacant with effect
from 1 August 2018 and suitably qualified persons are invited to apply.
For more information on the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences visit:
The successful candidate will be responsible for
ensuring the alignment of the ethos, vision and mission of the Faculty
with that of the University. S/he must be able to provide strong academic
leadership and create an environment conducive to high-impact research
activities. The Dean is expected to market the Faculty, to undertake
fundraising and to promote regional, national as well as international
liaison with other academic institutions, research organisations,
professional bodies, government and the community. The Dean forms
part of the senior management team of the University.
• Registration (or registerable/authorisation)
with the SA Veterinary Council • A doctorate in Veterinary Science or a
Veterinary Science-related discipline • The ability to provide academic
leadership in the Faculty and to enhance and build the Faculty’s academic
stature • Proven teaching and research ability, an established record of
research achievements as well as the ability to create an environment in
which research activities are strongly supported and can flourish • Proven
managerial expertise, skills and competencies in all areas required to
manage the Faculty, including knowledge of and experience in finance,
human resources and marketing • Strong leadership skills and the capacity
to engender good interpersonal relations in academic and support staff
teams • Excellent communication and appropriate language skills.
• An academic background and experience in a
higher education institution, especially in a managerial capacity.
The Dean is appointed for a term of four years, but external candidates
will also be considered for a permanent academic appointment in a
suitable academic department within the University.
The Regulation and Procedure for the Appointment of Deans and
Deputy-Deans is available on the UP Website
www.up.ac.za at Careers@UP
(Link: Appointment regulations for Executives and Deans).
By applying, applicants consent to the appointment process as contained
in the regulation.
For further information, please contact Professor N. Duncan,
Vice-Principal: Academic or Letticia Jooste, Tel: (012) 420 6921, or
Applications must be accompanied by the following supporting
• A full curriculum vitae (the University’s template to
be used) • An abbreviated curriculum vitae • A self-evaluation by
the applicant of his/her suitability for appointment in the post • The
applicant’s vision for the Faculty of Veterinary Science in the national as
well as the international context • The names and contact details of at
least three referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic stature
as well as leadership qualities. Applicants should note that the University
also reserves the right to appoint and consult its own referees.
CLOSING DATE: 1 April 2018.
All applications must be submitted electronically through the
link on the University’s website at
All supporting documentation as listed above must be attached
electronically to the application. Instructions on how to apply
electronically also appear on this link.
An applicant will first need to
register as a user in order to upload documents.
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence
and diversity, the University of
Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.
The University of Pretoria is one of the leading research-intensive
universities in South Africa. The University’s nine faculties and business
school offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
We are a dynamic community of staff and students committed to
excellence, relevance, diversity, sustainability and maki
ng a difference.
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity
and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the
University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference
may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented
designated groups. The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to
make an appointment to the post as advertised.