Manager in Research and Innovation Advancement
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

Research and Innovation Advancement (5-year contract) (Re-advertisement)

Faculty
 
Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Business and Management Sciences -> Business: Admin

Campus/ Location
District Six Campus - Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)

Job Type
Contract

Occupational Function
Academic

Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)
To be confirmed

Advert Closing Date
30/10/2022

Job Purpose

Such a person will be an established researcher and will be appointed on a five-year contract with possible renewal pending a positive review outcome. Specifically, the person will oversee functions delegated by the Assistant Dean Research with a primary focus on:

  • Enhancing, supporting, and building the research culture of the faculty.
  • Working synergistically with academic departments to identify, mentor and work with staff in the faculty to build research capacity and output in this area.
  • Providing reports internally to the Office of the Assistant Dean Research, Dean and DVC RTIP
  • Maintaining a high number and high-quality research outputs (i.e. in the form of accredited and peer- reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings)
  • Maintaining a high number and throughput of master’s and doctoral students trained and graduated annually, with a focus at the doctoral level.
  • Attracting, retaining and working with a cohort of postdoctoral fellows.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • PhD in Management or Social Sciences with special focus on Business Management
  • 3 years’ experience in reviewing post graduate research proposals for ethics and scholarship at higher education institutions
  • 3 years’ experience in conducting research workshops for staff and post graduate students

Recommendations:

  • A healthy publication record in accredited international and national journals
  • NRF Rating
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
  • Assist the Research Dean with the implementation of the Faculty and University strategy on Research and Innovation
  • Assist the Research Dean and Deanery with the development and implementation of research policies, reports, processes and systems to advance excellence in research and innovation within the Faculty
  • Along with the Research Dean, manage and retain talented human resources for the Unit
  • Oversee the Postgraduate online system
  • Plan and manage capacity development programmes for staff and students
  • Coordinate and develop academic partnerships
Competencies
  • Building relationships and partnerships
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Operational management of the research entity
General Information

Closing date: 30 October 2022

Enquiriespeckw@cput.ac.za

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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.


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