Dean of Humanities Faculty

at University of Cape Town

UCT’s Faculty of Humanities is recognised on the continent for its excellence and as an intellectual meeting point between Africa and the world. (see ) We seek a Dean with a scholarly record appropriate to the professor/associate professor level and demonstrable experience and ability to guide and manage a diverse faculty. The Dean will be expected to lead strategic initiatives as outlined in the university strategic plan, by implementing measures to improve, inter alia, the class, race and gender representivity of students and staff in the Faculty and to enhance diversity and inclusivity in the institution. The Dean will also lead and promote the Faculty’s engagement with key institutions and scholars on the continent and globally. Aside from building on the strengths of the Faculty, as a member of the senior leadership team at a university-wide level, the Dean will actively contribute to shaping and implementing the University’s strategic goals as well as contributing to the University’s collective institutional leadership and management.

How to Apply for this job

To apply, please e-mail the following documents in a single pdf file to Ms Shanaaz Jaffer at • a covering letter which addresses the above criteria, including a statement on your potential contribution as Dean • your full curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees. • the HR204 application form for Senior Executive Posts available at: An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to make an open presentation to relevant stakeholders. Please ensure the post title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to provide further documentation on their candidacy. The appointment procedures are available at: Telephone: +27 21 650 5429 Reference number: E19187 Closing date: 24 April 2019 Nominations for candidates; with a brief motivation, will also be accepted and may be sent to Ms Shanaaz Jaffer at before the closing date. The University reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary and reserves the right to make no appointment. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

Cape Town Western Cape South Africa

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