Director: University Language Planning and Development (5-year fixed term contract, renewable)

Listing reference: ukzn_000241
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 16 February 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Others: General Management
Location: Glenwood
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: No
The Director oversees the work of the University Language Board. The Board is primarily responsible for the ongoing development of the University’s Language Policy and Plans. The Director is responsible for the implementation of the University’s Language policy and ensures implementation of policies and plans regarding bilingual and multi-lingual teaching, learning, community engagement and research. The ideal candidate should have a proven ability to work under pressure, have good communication and interpersonal skills, proven problem-solving skills, report writing skills, a multi-cultural orientation and sensitivity to diversity.
Job description

Key responsibilities include Strategic leadership and management; Language Policy planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Language research and development; University staff training, programme development and supervision; Resource and budget management.

Minimum requirements

 Professor or Associate Professor

 Doctoral degree preferably in Languages or Linguistics

 Specialisation in isiZulu and English would be preferable

Five (5) years’ experience at a senior level in a higher education environment, which includes management and leadership experience

Knowledge of bilingual and/or multi-lingual education, especially in Higher Education

Recent, relevant knowledge of Language Policy and Planning

Knowledge of language terminology development and translation, preferably related to isiZulu

A track record of publications in language related research, preferably including isiZulu

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