Depty Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the key responsibilities are to provide leadership, strategic direction and
overseeing the development and implementation of the University’s strategic goals in the area of research,
innovation, grants and partnerships in line with 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 the formulation, implementation and review of policies and strategies pertaining to Research, Consultancy and Innovations.
b) Providing oversight on all research, innovation and consultancy functions of the University.
c) Serving as the Chairperson of the Research, Consultancy and Innovation Boards.
d) Providing effective leadership in promoting scholarly research in order to enhance the research profile of the University and disseminate research findings in the form of articles, books or other appropriate means.
e) Leading in ensuring that the University generates revenue through research, consultancy and innovations, required for effective operations of the research and innovations function of the University.
f) Providing leadership in the performance management of heads of research units and leading in building a competent, experienced and motivated workforce in the area of research, consultancy and innovations.
g) Establishing links and collaborations with other universities, research institutions and any other beneficial organisations both at national and international levels.
h) Providing leadership and strategic direction in all matters relating to alumni advancement and international relations.
i) Ensuring preparation of quarterly and annual operational performance reports on research, consultancy and innovations.
a) Grade 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 as well as short, medium and long term planning for organizational operations.
j) Experience in resource mobilization, managing well-funded research projects and consultancies.
k) 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) Strong entrepreneurial skills.
g) Must be computer literate.
h) 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