Careers at DUT

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Newspaper Advert - Senior Management Positions

Durban University of Technology (DUT) is located on the warm east coast of South Africa. It sprawls over seven (7) campuses in tropical and picturesque Durban, and in Pietermaritzburg, with its undulating hills that flow over from the Drakensberg Mountain. According to our Envision 2030 strategy, DUT’s DNA has two strands, namely: ‘people-centred and engaged’ and ‘innovative and entrepreneurial’. These are interwoven intrinsically by a number of double pairs consisting of values and principles that bind our double-helix together. The extrinsic expression of our DNA is via ‘The DUT Way’; which demonstrates our collective character and behaviour. The University’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the improvement of the lives and the livelihoods of all its people, both internal and external. DUT consistently strives towards excellence and greatness in teaching-learning and in research-innovation; something that has been recognized recently when The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings placed DUT within the top 500 of Universities in the world and within the top 5 universities in South Africa. The enactment of these internationally recognized strengths is demonstrated in our impactful engagement internally and externally in service of our localities, the region and the country at large.

 

To ensure we meet our Envision 2030 objectives in pursuit of greatness, the University seeks to appoint outstanding academic leaders to lead the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Design on a five-year performance-based employment contract, which may be renewed for a further period of five years.

 

Executive Deans are senior managers of the University and report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). In line with the University’s vision and strategic objectives, Executive Deans are expected to determine, articulate, implement and lead faculty-based strategic initiatives to enhance the Faculty’s academic stature, reputation and performance in teaching-learning, research-innovation and broader engagement. Key traits of a DUT Executive Dean include inspirational, creative, innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial academic leadership. It is expected that the Executive Dean will strengthen the faculty’s service ethic to students and its staff and build its engagement with business/industry, government and its agencies, and the broader society and its organs. As a senior manager, the Executive Dean is responsible for the academic integrity, administration, general management, financial management, people management and strategic transformational leadership of the Faculty.

 

EXECUTIVE DEAN: FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Ref. H504)
The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of the following departments, with a current student enrolment of 2 982:

Basic Medical Sciences Department . Biomedical and Clinical Technology . Chiropractic . Community Health Studies . Dental Sciences . Emergency Medical Care and Rescue . Homoeopathy . Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics . Nursing . Radiography . Somatology . Short Courses.

 

EXECUTIVE DEAN: FACULTY OF ARTS AND DESIGN (Ref. 508)
The Faculty of Arts and Design consists of the following departments, with a current student enrolment of 3 219:

Drama and Production Studies . Fashion and Textiles . Fine Art and Jewellery Design . Media, Language and Communication . School of Education . Video Technology . Visual Communication Design .

 

Minimum Requirements: •A Doctorate in an appropriate discipline with a strong research profile that demonstrates leadership  • A strong record of initiating and managing collaborations and partnerships at local, regional and international levels • Proven record of being a respected senior academic leader • At least ten (10) years’ work experience in the higher education environment of which five (5) years should have been in a senior academic management capacity • Sound knowledge of higher education and the higher education system in South Africa and internationally • Relevant higher education leadership and managerial skills.

 

Application forms indicating the reference of the preferred role together with a CV, qualifications and covering letter must be submitted to careers@dut.ac.za  by 07 December 2020 and no later than 16h30. Please note that DUT may at our discretion appoint a candidate on any of the posts available. Queries related to the application may be directed to the Maud Mthembu, HRBP, Faculty of Health Sciences on (031) 3732650 and Geraldene Govindasamy, HRBP, Faculty of Arts and Design (031) 3732428.

 

Closing date: 07 December 2020

Newspaper Advert - Academic Position

FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

 

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Mathematics

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Clothing and Textile Studies

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Maritime Studies

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Biotechnology and Food Science

 

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Architecture

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department: Civil Engineering and Geomatics (Durban)

 

Minimum requirements:

 

A PhD in the relevant discipline

A relevance in this context will depend on the cluster of academic programmes located in the department

Associate Professors, Professors or Senior Lecturers

Five (5) years’ experience in higher education and academic leadership

Scholarship

 

Duration

 

Five (5) years fixed contract, renewable for one additional term based on performance

 

Summary of duties

 

Dealing with student queries and complaints regarding the Department/Programme.

Managing and supervising staff which includes:-

The allocation of workload.

Approval of leave.

Enhancing staff relations and building the team towards a student centred department.

Attending to matters such as study leave, grievances, disputes, training & development.

Appointment of part time and replacement staff.          

Programme and project budgeting.

Enhancing Faculty projects eg. Post graduate Recruitment and supervision, Siyaphumelela, FYSE, Orientation, Graduation.

Provide leadership to the department in respect of Teaching & Learning and Research.

Represent the department in relevant fora.

 

Please note that the position of Head of Department is a 5 year cyclical position renewal for one term only

 

Contact Person: Mr S Patchappan, Tel 031 373 2600

Publication: Linkedin

Please note:

Applicants must complete the DUT Application for Employment form and submit it together with a detailed CV, ID and qualifications, quoting the Post/ Reference number they are applying for to: sugenp@dut.ac.za 

“The University reserves the right not to appoint” or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants.

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only. DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided. DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s Equity Plan, with specific consideration for female candidates.

 

CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2020

 


 

Department of Sport Studies: Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer

Ref: 1557

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Senior Lecturer

  • A relevant PhD in Sport Science / Human Movement Science or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years lecturing and/or coaching experience
  • An appropriate research and publication record – evidence pertaining to publications in the coaching domain
  • Experience in collaborating with sport institutes and federations
  • A broad understanding of current developments within the coaching sector
  • Experience in teaching and delivering coaching science curriculum content

 

Lecturer

  • A relevant Masters Degree in Sport Science / Human Movement Science or related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years lecturing and/or coaching experience
  • An appropriate research and publication record
  • A broad understanding of current developments within the coaching sector
  • Experience in teaching and delivering coaching curriculum content

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in teaching and delivering coaching science curriculum content – evidence to be provided
  • Experience in practical teaching of coaching science modules – evidence to be provided
  • Evidence of coaching development – certification to be provided
  • An additional strength and conditioning (e.g. NSCA, ETA or similar) would be an advantage.
  • Experience in program prescription and design in various sporting codes
  • Experience in online teaching and learning
  • Established partnerships with sport federations / appropriate clubs – letters of at least two such partnerships to be provided
  • Experience in entrepreneurial and or community projects will be an advantage

 

Summary of Duties:

  • Perform related administrative and academic duties as is expected from an academic staff member and delegated by the Head of Department
  • To conduct lectures and practical assessments in a classroom, laboratory, sport field and gymnasium setting
  • The ability to strengthen the department in the delivery of quality teaching and learning with an emphasis in coaching science and practical curriculum
  • Development and delivery of modules such as principles of coaching, teaching physical activity, national federation of coaching, sport psychology and entrepreneurship
  • The ability to initiate various research projects with a coaching focus and aid in the growth of research output of the department
  • To demonstrate effective communication skills, strong leadership abilities and excellent management and administrative skills
  • Community engagement with relevant coaching/sport projects or organizations
  • Collaborate and engage with other Universities and key stakeholders in industry
  • Entrepreneurial skills to broaden opportunities of third stream income in the department

 

Contact Person: Mr S Patchappan, Tel 031 373 2600

Publication: Linkedin

Please note:

Applicants must complete the DUT Application for Employment form and submit it together with a detailed CV, ID and qualifications, quoting the Post/ Reference number they are applying for to: sugenp@dut.ac.za 

“The University reserves the right not to appoint” or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants.

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only. DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided. DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s Equity Plan, with specific consideration for female candidates.

 

CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2020


  

Newspaper Advert - Administration Positions

 

Faculty of Applied Sciences

PC Laboratory Technician (Ref. C514)

Minimum Requirements:

  • M + 3 Tertiary qualification (Information Technology/ Information Science or equivalent).
  • Two (2) years post qualification IT equipment repairs and IT support experience in a university environment.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Operating Systems: Windows
  • Applications software: MS Office Suite, SharePoint, Ms Teams
  • Antivirus applications and virus removal tools
  • Technical skills and knowledge in most aspects of first line IT support

 

Main Duties:

  • Maintain a fully functional and safe computer laboratory
  • Hardware and software support
  • Maintenance of stock equipment and manuals
  • Assists computer users with configuration of computer equipment, installation of software and use of software packages
  • Keeps users up to date by communicating and demonstrating new IT developments
  • Provides a help desk/ technical advice to students and/ or staff
  • Liaises with external suppliers.
  • Co-ordinates and places requisitions for the purchase of items as per DUT policy.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and engage in first line troubleshooting.
  • Maintain a stock register to control equipment usage.
  • Maintain computer lab timetables
  • Implementation of policies, procedures and systems for effective running of computer laboratory
  • Assist in invigilation of tests and exams.
  • Undertake tasks outside own specific responsibilities as may be required from time to time.

 

Additional Recommendations:

  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to plan and work accurately.
  • Ability to show initiative; work independently and in a team environment.
  • Possess effective communication skills
  • Must be familiar with the relevant safety requirements pertaining to computers
  • Knowledge of First Aid: level 1 will be an added advantage.

 

Contact Person: Mr S Patchappan, Tel 031 373 2600

Publication: Linkedin

Please note:

Applicants must complete the DUT Application for Employment form and submit it together with a detailed CV, ID and qualifications, quoting the Post/ Reference number they are applying for to: sugenp@dut.ac.za 

“The University reserves the right not to appoint” or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants.

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only. DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided. DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s Equity Plan, with specific consideration for female candidates.

 

CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2020


 

TECHNICIAN: FOOD STORES : REF : 160
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES: DURBAN

 

The Hotel School is searching for an experienced stores technician who will be able to process purchasing requisitions from the academic staff and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The technician will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. 

 

Minimum Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the area of Catering or Hospitality AND 3 years post diploma experience in food handling and storage   OR
  • A 3 year Diploma in the area of Catering or Hospitality AND 10 years’ relevant experience in the catering industry
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety and food hygiene and safety practices
  • Proficient computer literacy

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the conduct of teaching food and beverage practice
  • Good communication skills
  • Conversant with principles of supply chain management

 

Summary of Duties:

  • Assume overall responsibility to safeguard the smooth operation of consumable requirement of cookery and related needs of the kitchens and food service centres
  • Responsible for running all functions associated with perishable stock and equipment
  • Plan, select and create stock requests and deliver a regular purchase order report
  • Ensure that all consumable stock are stored correctly and rotated accordingly
  • Receive deliveries and check against orders/invoices and quality specifications
  • Load/unload deliveries into storage areas and ensuring stock is properly rotated.
  • Receive and issue daily food and beverage requirements to the kitchens and restaurants
  • Keep detailed records of purchases, tracking and safekeeping measures of inventory
  • Enforce health and safety rules
  • Perform monthly exercises to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes
  • Conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance.
  • Stores specific administrative tasks as directed by the head of department

 

Salary: R225 384.00 min pa to R377 376.00 max pa, plus benefits.

Grade : 10

Contact Person: Miss M Mthembu, Tel: 031 373 2650

 

Closing date: 29 November 2020


 

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM INTERESTED PERSON(S) FOR THE UNDER MENTIONED POSITION. 
THE ADVERT IS OPEN TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES THROUGH DUT WEBSITE
DEPARTMENT: STUDENT SERVICES- MIDLANDS
PSYCHOLOGIST
(REF: 1738)

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology (Counselling or Educational))
  • Current Registration as a Counselling or Educational Psychologist with the HPCSA
  • Post-Internship registration as a Psychologist
  • Computer Literacy/proficiency
  • Valid Driver’s Licence

 

Summary of Duties:

  • Psychotherapy and counselling for personal, social, emotional and career development
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Crises intervention
  • Advocacy (Internal/External)
  • Conducting and participate in research as required by the department
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Workshop Development and Presentation Skills (Psycho-Education)
  • Training Development and mentorship of Intern Psychologist

 

Additional Recommendations:

  • Experience of working with students in a Higher Education context
  • Experience in mentorship of Intern Psychologist
  • Ethical, proactive, confident, creative person and a team player

 

Applications should include:

  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Certified copies of all academic records and certificates
  • Current contact information of referees
  • Proof of current registration with HPCSA

 

Salary: Market Related

Contact Person: Ms N Kikine, Tel 033 845 8807/8917

Email Address: careers@dut.ac.za / NtebohengK@dut.ac.za

 

Status of Position: Permanent

 

CLOSING DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2020 

 


 

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM INTERESTED PERSON(S) FOR THE UNDER MENTIONED POSITION. 
THE ADVERT IS OPEN TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES THROUGH DUT WEBSITE
6 MONTHS CONTRACT

 

DEPARTMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES- MIDLANDS

 

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR (MATERNITY COVER)

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric / Grade 12 is essential.
  • Related HR tertiary qualification (Degree or Diploma)
  • 1 years HR Experience

 

Summary of Duties:

  • Update and maintain relevant spreadsheets. This includes the HR tracking , registers, ad-hoc project trackers.
  • Set up orientation interviews and exit interviews with new joiners and leavers respectively. As well as type exits and scan orientations and save on relevant drive
  • Upload recruitment documentation to SharePoint for auditing purposes
  • Coordinate all recruitment related administration (reference checks, forensics, scanning and submission of documents) for successful placements in line with recruitment objectives.
  • Assist with end to end recruitment for the BU.
  • Set up interviews, liaise with candidates in terms of timing, meet with candidates are reception and take him / her to the venue.
  • Conducts reference checks and telephonic interviews.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as and when required, including CSI.
  • Assist with the Business Unit’s training administration.

 

Personal Attributes and Competencies

 

  • Strong Relationships Skills.
  • Strong Collaboration Skills
  • Strong focus on Service Excellence.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Process and Task driven.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Uses discretion when dealing with confidential correspondence/information.
  • Manages time effectively.
  • Works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way within strict SLAs.
  • Works productively in a pressurized environment.

 

Additional Recommendations:

  • Experience of working with students in a Higher Education context

 

Applications should include:

  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Certified copies of all academic records and certificates

 

Salary: Market Related

Contact Person: Ms N Kikine, Tel 033 845 8807/8917

Email Address: careers@dut.ac.za / NtebohengK@dut.ac.za

Status of Position: Permanent 

 

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2020 

 


 

POST: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: CIVIL ENGINEERING (MIDLANDS) 
DEPARTMENT: CIVIL ENGINEERING – MIDLANDS

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • A PhD in the relevant discipline
  • A relevance in this context will depend on the cluster of academic programmes located in the department
  • Associate Professors, Professors or Senior Lecturers
  • Five (5) years’ experience in higher education and academic leadership Scholarship
  • Where mandatory, professional registration with the relevant Board.

 

Duration

 

  • Five (5) years fixed contract, renewable for one additional term based on performance

 

Summary of duties

 

  • Dealing with student queries and complaints regarding the Department/Programme.
  • Managing and supervising staff which includes:-
  • The allocation of workload.
  • Approval of leave.
  • Enhancing staff relations and building the team towards a student centred department.
  • Attending to matters such as study leave, grievances, disputes, training & development.
  • Appointment of part time and replacement staff.           
  • Programme and project budgeting.
  • Enhancing Faculty projects e.g. Post graduate Recruitment and supervision, Siyaphumelela, FYSE, Orientation, Graduation.
  • Provide leadership to the department in respect of Teaching & Learning and Research.
  • Represent the department in relevant fora.

 

 

Non Pensionable Allowance inclusive of cell phone allowance: R10 000 per month. Contact Person: Ms Ntebo Kikine, Tel 033 845 8807.

Publication: Internal notice board

 

 

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2020 

 


 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT
DEBTORS CLERK (REF: 809, 810, FN71)- 3 POSITIONS

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • M +3 (Accounting related qualification).

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3 years experience in a debtors environment in medium to large

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • DUT Finance Policies and
  • Debt Collections
  • ITS or equivalent
  • Excel, MS

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of Higher Education Environment
  • Communication Skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with difficult customers
  • Accounting Skills

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

  • Processes all student adjustments on the students debtors sub-system
  • Processing of Student fee/debtor adjustments on the accounts receivable, meals and student debtors sub-systems
  • Process all student related refunds
  • Unblocking student fee accounts for registration or releasing of results
  • Liaises with Debt Collectors on a daily basis
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations
  • Approves sponsor letters during registration
  • Generate invoices

 

Applications should include:

  • A fully completed prescribed application
  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Covering
  • Certified copies of all academic records and
  • Current contact information of referees
  • All application must be electronically made using the official careers@dut.ac.za email address. No manual forms will be

 

 

Salary                            :     R161 892.00 per annum to R261 192.00 per annum, plus benefits

Grade                            :     12

Status of Position     :     Permanent

 

CLOSING DATE: 01 DECEMBER 2020


 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – ENQUERIES (REF: FN75)

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • M +3 (Accounting related qualification).

 

EXPERIENCE

  •  2 years reception/front office experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • DUT Finance Policies and Procedures.
  • ITS, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • ITS or equivalent system.
  • Fee rules.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of Higher Education Environment
  • Communication Skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with difficult customers

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

  • Assists students with all finance related queries over the counter
  • Handles telephonic, e-mail and fax queries for all debtors
  • Unblocks student accounts for registration/results and issues respective release notes
  • Assists with Implementing the Registration Plan at 5 Registration Venues, which includes
  • training temp staff
  • Prepare daily schedule of all student refund applications received
  • Ordering stationery stock for the Section
  • Completes online purchase requisitions
  • Maintains an efficient filing system for all correspondence

Advert is aimed to target persons with disabilities.

 

Applications should include:

  • A fully completed prescribed application form.
  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Covering letter.
  • Certified copies of all academic records and certificates.
  • Current contact information of referees
  • All application must be electronically made using the official careers@dut.ac.za email address. No manual forms will be accepted.

 

Salary :   R139 764.00 per annum to R225 384.00 per annum, plus benefits

Grade :    13

Status of Position :    Permanent

 

CLOSING DATE: 01 DECEMBER 2020

 

Adverts on PNET


Please note:

Applicants must complete this Application for Employment form and submit it together with the CV, ID and qualifications, quoting the Post/Ref number they are applying for to: careers@dut.ac.za

“The University reserves the right not to appoint” or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only.

DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided.

DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s EquityPlan, with specific consideration for Female candidates.

Candidates must be fluent in English and must be in possession of a valid work permit.

Disclaimer

This information has been supplied by the Department of Human Resources at the Durban University of Technology.