Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the post: –
Pro-Vice Chancellor: Research, Innovation And Commercialization
The post of Pro-Vice Chancellor at Harare Institute of Technology calls for an outstanding forward-thinking candidate to assume overall responsibility for research, innovation and commercialization for the University. The Pro-Vice Chancellor reports to the Vice Chancellor.
Duties And Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
This role brings together the critical functions of research, innovation and commercialisation leadership and the identification and establishment of strategic and wide ranging, local and global partnerships. The Pro-Vice Chancellor is expected to help position HIT on the international stage and deliver opportunities for major development, incubation, transfer and commercialization of technology as well as research and teaching collaborations with like-minded institutions globally. He or She should be able to:
Work as a key member of the University’s executive leadership team, playing a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan;
Develop and implement coherent strategies and policies; deliver consistent improvements in the University’s research quality and intensity; in the effectiveness and impact of its knowledge transfer and commercialisation of consultancy activities;
Ensure that the University meets the key performance indicators relating to research, community engagement, innovation and commercialisation of intellectual outputs that are set out in its Strategic Plan and the National Priority Research Areas;
Lead and co-ordinate the University’s preparations for, and submissions to, external evaluations of research and innovation quality, in order to enhance the University’s current national and international standing for research and innovation outputs;
Provide strategic leadership for the development of a culture, policies and processes that support the increase of research grant income, and diversification of the sources of research income;
Work towards ensuring that the University’s commitment to research-led education maximises the benefit to the student learning experience of the University’s research and innovation excellence;
Lead the development of a culture, policies and practices that encourage and facilitate the translation of the University’s research into knowledge outputs that supports the country’s Modernisation and Industrialisation Agenda;
Ensure that the infrastructure and resources provided to support research, innovation and commercialisation are fit-for-purpose and support the maintenance and enhancement of research and innovation quality; Chair relevant sub-committees as directed by the Vice Chancellor;
Draw up and manage the research, innovation and commercialisation budget;
Compile and submit quarterly and annual research, innovation and commercialisation outputs Reports for the various stakeholders;
Qualifications And Experience
An earned research doctorate (DTech, PhD, DEng).
Demonstrate experience in commercialisation of ideas including the management of either a Science Park, High-Tech Development Valley or an Incubation Hub;
Strategic thinking skills and capacity to appreciate and deliver on the University’s Destiny, Cause and Calling.
Strong research and strategic innovative business skills.
Capacity to create wealth from the University’s Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Thrust.
Capacity to appreciate the linkages between the University’s academic, research and development activities to the innovation and commercialisation enterprise.
Excellent business negotiation skills.
Capacity to operate as a team player.
Demonstrable passion and commitment to innovation and commercialisation of research outputs.
How To Apply
All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Six (6) copies of applications giving full personal particulars which should include full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, names, email and physical addresses of three referees should be addressed to:
Chairman of the Harare Institute of Technology Board c/o The Registrar’s Office
Harare Institute of Technology
P.O Box BE 277
or e-mail: [email protected]
The closing date for receipt of application is Friday, 3 July 2020.