Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

Director: Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy (CANRAD)5 year FTC (2995)

Overview

Reference
2995

Salary
ZAR/month

Job Location
- South Africa -- Nelson Mandela Bay Metro -- Gqebera

Job Type
Contract

Posted
Monday, September 06, 2021

Closing date
17 Sep 2021 23:59


CORE PURPOSE OF JOB
The core purpose of this post is to strategically direct and lead historically-informed research and engagement programmes steered by the critical study of racism and democracy that respond to the urgent social challenges of our time.

 

This post is being readvertised. Previous applicants do not have to re-apply. All applications will be considered.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

• Re-appraise the work of the Centre within the context of contemporary forms of racism, ethnicism, race essentialism, nationalism, etc. and their implications for democracy, nationally and globally.
• Through consultation develop a revitalised programme for the Centre around research, engagement and advocacy, building on existing programming, to align with V2030 of the University as a transformative, responsive institution in service of society.
• Locate the Centre’s work within Critical Global and African intellectual traditions, gender, sexuality and disability studies, and intersectionality scholarship and praxis.
• Advance inter-and transdisciplinary studies and the revitalisation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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• Build networks, locally and globally, to study the racial ordering of the world and anti-democratic tendencies and movements, and their production of local and global inequalities, and develop and implement counterstrategies.
• Initiate and manage signature projects within the ambit of the Centre’s work.
• Manage and oversee the work of the Centre from a programme, human resource and finance perspective.


CORE COMPETENCIES
• Demonstrable ability to converse with philosophies and theories on racism and democracy
• Communication, relationship building, networking and partnership development skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with staff and communicate at all levels with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Proficient in change management and community engagement.
• Experience in fundraising


REQUIREMENTS
• A relevant doctoral degree
• A relevant publication record
• Ten years’ experience in a higher education environment
• Five years’ experience in a university management capacity

 

This post is being readvertised. Previous applicants do not have to re-apply. All applications will be considered.

Disclaimer:

  No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (17 September 2021).  

This post is being readvertised. Previous applicants do not have to re-apply. All applications will be considered.

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. contact person and telephone number, e-mail; etc. must be displayed on CV.

Applications must be accompanied by a cover page on which applicants explain how they meet the requirements of the post.

 


Contact information

Ntombebhongo Somana


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