HOD Commerce

HOD Commerce

InspHired Recruitment | Durban, ZN, ZA

Posted 17 days ago

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Description

Purpose:
HOD will manage the operational delivery and performance to achieve the overall BMS Faculty goals that align to institutional goals. Provides functional and academic management and leadership and ensures quality assurance across delivery sites and campuses for contact and distance delivery. Takes a leading role in curriculum innovation, design, development and implementation for modules in programmes in the department.

Duties:
Strategic management:
Provide leadership to the department in respect of teaching and learning, research and student and lecturer engagement.
Co-determine the department’s goals and objectives and joint accountability with the Dean.
Accountable for the successful implementation of the teaching and learning plans.
Enhancing and achieving Faculty projects.
Co-determine and develop an annual student success plan, joint accountability with the Dean.
Programme and project budgeting.
Operational Management:
Managing and supervising all academic spread across campuses and any support staff in the department.
Work collaboratively with campus managers and contact and distance MDs
The allocation of the workload to lecturing staff.
Enhancing staff relations and building the team towards a student-centred department and a high-performance environment.
Attending to matters such as leave, grievances, disputes, training & development.
Dealing with student queries and complaints regarding the department/programme offerings.
Teaching, learning and student relations:
Teach between 12-15 hours per week in some modules in the department’s qualifications
Teaching and learning materials development.
Implement faculty teaching and learning practices and processes on campus and distance learning and drive alignment across delivery sites.
Improve the design of the qualifications, curriculum, programmes to ensure shortfalls are addressed against external and internal programme evaluations and reviews and evolving trends
Research teaching and learning innovative methodologies and contribute to online learning development and management.
Innovative use of technology and all media, optimum standardisation levels across delivery sites for programmes, quality assurance to create a rich and diverse learning experience for our students.
Determine strategies to improve student success and maximise pass and throughput rates in the minimum time
Implement and oversee a secure environment for assessment and moderation.
Participate in enrolment planning to ensure optimal enrolment as per faculty plan.
Liaise with students and parents, build relationships, and resolve escalations.
Be involved in academic transformation projects as deemed appropriate by the GCAO
External Relationships :
Collaborate and build effective relationships for student success model.
Liaise with regional, industry, statutory and professional regulatory bodies where applicable.
In consultation with the Dean, position and promote the department through effective marketing and communication, relationships with local government, the community, industry, students, parents and alumni and other stakeholders.
Take an active role in building a strategy and implementation plan to position your department strongly in the market.
In consultation with the Dean, promote internationalization and commercialization.
Build and maintain a strong relationship with alumni for lifelong learning pathways.
Management and Leadership:
Joint accountability with Dean and campus managers for Faculty effectiveness and efficiency inclusive of infrastructure and facilities.
Joint accountability with leadership team for management effectiveness of the department.
Stakeholder relationship development and effectiveness.
Corporate governance conformance, reporting and risk management.
Cost management and cost-effectiveness of programmes.
Support the Dean in preparing the departmental budget that feeds into the faculty budget.

Requirements:
Minimum of a Master of Commerce Degree. PhD qualification or demonstration of progress towards a PhD will be an advantage, and SAICA accreditation would be preferential.
Five (5) years’ demonstrated experience in higher education, preferably in an academic leadership role.
A record of scholarship and research, and publications.
Lecture 12 to 15 hours (3-4 modules a week).
Mentor, coach and manage lecturers.
Quality assessment of the new qualifications Distance and Contact Learning.
Contribution to Student Retention.
Supervise post graduate Students.
Where applicable/mandatory, professional registration with a relevant Board.
Willingness to be based at one of our national campuses to support the academic strengthening of the campus delivery team.
Assist in the development of relevant (Executive) courses for the industry and contribute to our growing executive education portfolio
Salary:
R40 000 per month