NUST is recruiting a visionary, dynamic and innovative leader to manage and direct the University in its day-to-day academic, administrative, financial, personnel and other activities and for the purpose has such powers to do other things as prescribed in the statutes of the University or as are necessary or expedient to achieve the objectives of the University. 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.
Job Requirements and Competencies
A Doctorate in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields from an internationally recognised university.
At least ten years of experience in a senior executive leadership role at the level of Dean or above or at the C Suite level (CEO, CFO, etc.) at an academic institution or college, or within a faculty, or research institution of a similar size and complexity.
Proven competence in corporate governance, financial and risk management.
Sound stakeholder, strategic leadership and people management skills.
High level of integrity, emotional and social intelligence.
A Professorial rank will be an advantage.
Key Performance Areas
The Vice-Chancellor carries the following responsibilities:
Provide academic and administrative leadership as well as 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, its institutional autonomy, and freedom of inquiry and expression.
Analyse and articulate the University’s strategic vision and direction and to 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.
Represent the University as its public persona in the media, with government and all other stakeholders.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to engage in a public presentation, which will 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.