16 Sep 2022

Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research at Trinity University

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Job Description

Trinity University is a private Christian university. It was established with a view to delivering tertiary education that is highly comparable to that delivered by any other internationally recognized University, particularly by the renowned world universities.

Trinity University aims at equipping learners with exceptional academic and professional knowledge that is unequivocally essential in overcoming challenges in one’s personal and public life. The university focuses further at producing graduates that are equipped with good and dynamic leadership qualities that are indispensable in meeting national and global challenges, especially those which are social, economic, scientific and technological in nature. It is in this belief that the education programmes offered at the university, notwithstanding learners’ religious inclination reflect Zambia’s needs and cultural and traditional identity as people belonging to the global world.
The primary goal of Trinity University is to educate and stimulate our learners in innovation and excellence and in generation of a prudent quest for more knowledge, especially through research. Thus, the university demands scholastic excellence from all academic and support staff and from students as well.

As a Christian University, Trinity University stands to be guided by Christian principles, heritage and we embrace diversity. The university believes that intellectual and spiritual pursuits go hand in hand, as essential ingredients, not only for growth of the advancement of global sustainable development. It is the university’s aspiration that our students will reflect this heritage upon graduation.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research:  to be responsible for the conduct of research, pursuit of innovation and consultancy management of the University. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research will be expected to provide strong leadership, demonstrate planning, implementing, monitoring and controlling abilities of the staff involved in research the University. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research acts according to the relevant policies and procedures and the general framework of the University regarding all aspects of managing the research, innovation and consultancy activities and is responsible for ensuring the effective execution of such activities, accountable to the University’s Senate.

Qualification and experience:

Grade 12 certificate (with five O levels) or its equivalent.
Holder of an authentic PhD, Masters and Bachelor’s degrees from accredited and recognized Universities.
A CV that demonstrates innovation, research and publication history.
Senior level management experience of at least 8 years in a recognized higher learning institution.
Should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in ICT, and online learning

Key Responsibilities:

Assigning objectives and goals to the different university departments for the conduct of research, pursuit of innovation and consultancy management
Responsible for supervising the university efforts in terms of promoting research, innovation and consultancy.
Lead the University’s efforts to source external research funding.
Ensuring coherent communication between and within the university departments.
Making sure that research outcomes, knowledge and innovation are promoted and transmitted efficiently and effectively.
Networking and liaising with external bodies / professionals in order to strengthen the University’s academic status in terms of research, innovation and consultancy.
Participate in meetings with academic / other staff and internal / external stakeholders.
Manage all the University’s academic, research, innovation and consultancy activities
Direct and monitor the implementation of the University’s strategic plan with regards to research, innovation and consultancy.
Liaising with external stakeholders to develop and maintain university partnerships for research, innovation and consultancy.
To perform any other relevant duties as delegated by the VC.

Required Skills:

Excellent command of both written and spoken English language
Effective communication skills for pursuing discussions with internal and external stakeholders
Should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and a highly relational approach

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Method of Application

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants should include DVC Research

Please send us your CV, Qualifications and Cover letter via E-mail. [email protected]

Closing Date is 30/06/2022


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