The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is on a mission to “advance social and economic transformation through relevant curricula, impactful research and engagement, quality learning experiences, dedicated staff and an enabling environment”.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Ref: 21/577
5 YEAR FIXED-TERM CONTRACT | POST LEVEL: 2
The University seeks to appoint an exceptional professional with a proven track record in digital technologies, data and digital approaches, preferably in student education, research, innovation and ways of working. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Digital Transformation (DVC: DT) is a member of the executive management team of the University. The remuneration package will be market-related. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •A PhD/Doctorate Degree (NQF Level 10) in Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Systems •Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in a senior management position will be preferable.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: •The successful candidate will shape and facilitate the realisation of the overall strategic direction of the University on digital transformation, covering both the operations and the academic project of the University •Implement the policies and strategies on digital transformation, as approved by the Council and, where appropriate, the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and Senate •Provide expert leadership for all employees engaged in digital transformation and Chair the Digital Transformation Sub-committee of Senate and ensure the prompt delivery of its priorities •Promote innovation, the development and adoption of new and flexible modes of learning and the use of new and emerging educational technologies and open-source learning •S/He will oversee research into the digital transformation of higher education to provide an evidence base to support effective changes •Manage the University’s continuing professional development strategy through face-to-face, hybrid and fully online professional education provision •Engendering of a culture of trust with all employees and students engaged in digital transformation, ensuring a focus on academic excellence and the principles of equality and inclusion will also be one of the required duties of the DVC: DT •Provide the University with up-to-date national and international insights, intelligence and understanding of critical issues in developing digital transformation of education and research •The DVC: DT will be required to respond to the 4IR and the wave of new technologies through comprehensive action plans •The incumbent of this role will advise the EMC, Senate and the Council on all matters relating to the digital transformation of the University and the higher education sector, taking into account changes in the broader sectors and partnerships with other universities, organisations and businesses •S/He will ensure that students at the University receive outstanding education and experience through effective use of digital technologies and digital approaches and by extending the use of blended, hybrid and online learning approaches •S/He will facilitate programmes to ensure that the University’s research activities effectively use digital technologies, data and digital approaches to solve global challenges •Oversee the functioning of the Human Resources Management and Institutional Effectiveness Divisions of the University.The successful candidate will have: •Experience and passion for digital transformation of higher education in studenteducation, global lifelong learning and research and innovation •In-depth understanding and experience of applied
technology •Proven appreciation for the link between technology and societal transformation •Proven leadership of transformation of higher education using digital technologies, data and digital approaches •Strong personal academic track record and experience of teaching and leading transformative change using digital technologies in a University setting •Proven experience of delivering digital transformation projects •Detailed understanding of the current trends in digital education and experience in liaising with Government and higher education bodies •Experience of developing
and delivering leading-edge educational initiatives and technologies •In-depth understanding of the provision of higher education, online education and lifelong learning both nationally and internationally •Evidence of successful partnership-making working with a broad range of stakeholders, including enthusiasm for successful engagement with staff, researchers, students and external partners •Ability to think strategically and provide visionary leadership, contributing to the wider leadership of the University and the delivery of its Strategic Plan •Experience in managing change effectively •Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Send your CV to: [email protected]
Enquiries: Prof LR van Staden, Tel: 012 382 4112
To apply, please submit the following together with the completed application form (found on the TUT’s website at www.tut.ac.za/vacancies) to the above stipulated email addresses by no later than 24 September 2021.
• A Curriculum Vitae
• Certified copies of all degree certificates. All applications with international qualifications are required to submit
a SAQA evaluation certificate.
• A detailed motivation regarding your suitability for the position for which you are applying, as well as how you meet each of the stipulated requirements and additional attributes specified above
• A brief statement setting out your vision for the relevant position
• The names and contact details of 3 work-related referees, one of which should preferably be your current or recent line manager. The University may require further referees.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered. The Tshwane University of Technology is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All appointments will be made following the University’s Employment Equity Policy. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups. The University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to make an appointment. Applicants may be required to undergo further verification and evaluation/psychometric assessments. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications unsuccessful.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCES Ref: 21/245
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Ref: 21/577
Woman and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
CLOSING DATE 24 SEPTEMBER 2021