Dean - Engineering Education, Environmental Engineering

School/Institution:Durban University of Technology, South Africa, Durban

Discipline: Engineering Education, Environmental Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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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 ENVISION2030 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 towards improving the lives and 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.


  • Head of Department: Architecture
  • Head of Department: Town and Regional Planning
  • Head of Department: Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Head of Department: Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
  • 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 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.

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

Publication: Staff Portal and Linked In

Applications should include:

  • A fully completed prescribed application form which can be obtained from (under the QUICK LINKS tab - @careers)
  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Covering letter.
  • List of publications.
  • Certified copies of all academic records and certificates/degrees
  • Current contact information of referees.
  • Incomplete application will not be considered.
  • Please email applications to and quote the post reference and post description in the subject line.
  • No manual applications will be accepted and incomplete applications will be disregarded.
  • Only applications made on our application for employment form would be considered.

“While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be in terms of the University’s equity policy”

“The University reserves the right not to appoint”

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