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Pro-vice Chancellor Academic Affairs - Midlands State University Msu

Location: Gweru
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Midlands State University MSU 

MSU Jobs Strategic Goal To establish a fully semesterised University with 10 faculties, 18 000 students, 900 teaching and 400 support staff, with the requisite services and infrastructure Vision of the University To be a unique, development-oriented, pace-setting and stakeholder-driven University that produces innovative, enterprising and internationally acclaimed graduates for the empowerment of society and creation of wealth. Mission Guided by its Vision, Midlands State University aims at being a leading internationally respected University which embraces diversity and community engagement whilst at the same time inspiring a spirit of life-long learning. This would be achieved through commitment to: a results based culture of problem solving through quality and relevant research, teaching and training by means of flexible packaging, work related learning and strategic partnerships with the University’s stakeholders for the immediate and ultimate benefit of humanity;P Bag 9055 Gweru

Job Summary

The Council of the Midlands State University invites applications to fill the post of Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the position is strategic for the attainment of the University’s mission and goals.

The post requires an individual of personal and professional integrity, with a distinguished record of accomplishment in higher education or related professional field. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, recommending, implementing and monitoring policies, systems and procedures relating to the University’s Academic thrust and any other functions delegated by the Vice Chancellor.

Alongside operating a multi-campus system, the university is implementing the Heritage Based Education 5.0 which encompasses Teaching, Research, Community Service, Innovation and Industrialisation in line with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development’s new educational philosophy. Thus the post calls for a versatile and knowledgeable education administrator with proven sound leadership skills on academic issues.

Duties And Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas

  • Assisting the Vice Chancellor on academic matters including implementation of Education 5.0
  • Responsible for development and implementation of academic plans, policies, regulations and ordinances
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate studies and in developing academic programmes
  • Development of academic programmes which are responsive to the socio-economic development needs of Zimbabwe
  • Ensuring that the academic function of the University embraces use of Information Communication Technologies for teaching and learning
  • Promotion of academic linkage programmes and partnerships with other institutions, organisations and communities
  • Curriculum development and review of teaching and learning programmes in line with the Ministry vision of implementing a Heritage Based Education 5.0
  • Quality assurance in its wider sense which incorporates governance/ management, infrastructure, quality of student experience, and community engagement, while ensuring internal compliance with national and international standards and directions
  • Overseeing the Student Affairs Division;
  • Internationalisation of student and staff recruitment, which is an integral part of a modern University
  • Governance and compliance with regulations and laws
  • Key Competencies and Attributes

The appointee:

  • must demonstrate a predisposition to embrace the Midlands State University training and teaching philosophy and methodology of the modular and semester system, innovation, entrepreneurship and work-related learning;
  • should possess quality assurance skills to manage both administrative and academic processes of the University;
  • must develop and implement quality assurance systems for the university that meets both local and international standards;
  • must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • should play a pivotal role in implementing a Heritage Based Education 5.0 for the modernisation and industrialisation of the economy;
  • should coordinate academic and co-curricular programmes and activities among faculties, institutes and schools for a seamless implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan;
  • should be able to monitor and evaluate the university academic processes, and oversee policy implementation for marketing of the university’s academic, teaching and learning programmes; and
  • should have the ability to chair the university’s committee meetings and perform other roles as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Qualifications And Experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least an earned doctorate (PhD/DPhil) or equivalent
  • Full or Associate Professorship
  • Proven track record of at least ten years’ experience in the higher education sector of which 5 years should be at management level, that is, Dean, Director level or better.
  • How To Apply


  • Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. More details including salary, benefits and other conditions of service will be communicated to the successful candidates.


Applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applicants must submit an electronic application in a single pdf file which should include copies of Birth, ID and Academic Certificates and an updated Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and email addresses of three (3) contactable referees.

Hard copy applications should be clearly marked “Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Post” and addressed to:

The Registrar

Midlands State University

P Bag 9055


For the electronic version, please send to 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 February 2022.

NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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