Depty Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the key responsibilities are to provide leadership, and strategic direction and oversee the development and implementation of the University’s mandate in teaching and learning in line the Higher Education Act No.4 of 2013, as read together with the Higher Education (Amendment) Act No. 23 of 2021. 

4 Years
a) Ensuring formulation, implementation and review of policies and the strategies in the area of teaching and learning.
b) Providing oversight on all the teaching and learning functions of the University and ensuring effective operations of the quality assurance function.
c) Serving as Secretary to Senate and as Chairperson of the Senate Admissions Committee, Senate Quality Assurance Committee, Senate Affiliations Committee, Senate Board of Graduate Studies, Senate Distance Education Committee, and any other Senate Committ
d) Ensuring that Schools offer market-driven academic programmes which respond to industry, national and global markets.
e) Providing leadership in the performance management of heads of academic units and leading in building a competent, experienced and motivated workforce in the area of teaching and learning.
f) Ensuring the adequacy, appropriateness and good working order of all teaching and learning facilities of the University.
g) Leading heads of faculty in the process of budgeting and mobilisation of resources required for their operations and ensuring that resources are utilised prudently.
h) Ensuring preparation of quarterly and annual operational performance reports on the teaching and learning functions of the University.
a) Grade Twelve (12) Certificate or its equivalent.
b) Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field from a reputable University.
c) Master’s degree in any relevant field from a reputable University.
d) Earned PhD in any relevant field or its equivalent.
e) Must be at the level of Senior Lecturer or above.
f) Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualifying experience in university education or equivalent institution, with a distinguished track record of successful senior management experience in higher education and/or relevant corporate Institutions
g) A strong record of academic leadership and personal achievement in both teaching and research.
h) Strategic thinking capability with excellent and proven leadership skills.
i) Experience in financial management, investment, business, budgeting, resource mobilization as well as short, medium and long term planning for organizational operations.
j) Must have proof of valid membership to a professional body.
Attributes & Skills
a) High level of energy, drive and initiative.
b) Emotional stability and ability to balance the requirements of different stakeholders of the University.
c) Visionary with ability to inspire others.
d) Self-motivated and a team player.
e) Receptive to change and ability to manage change.
f) Must be computer literate.
g) Must not have any criminal record.
Closing Date
Application Process
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a curriculum vitae, copies of certified/validated qualifications and such other material as the applicant may wish to submit. The CV must give full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and work experience, date of availability, telephone number, e-mail address, names and addresses of three professional referees. Position/s applied for must be clearly indicated on the applications which should be addressed to:

The Chairperson of the Search Committee
C/O Office of the Registrar
The University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
P O Box 32379


The Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 7th March, 2023.
The University of Zambia is an equal-opportunity Employer