Job Details

  • Reference number: WSUINST2021/007
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: April 8th

Background to Position

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal wishes to recruit a dynamic, experienced, and charismatic leader. The role's primary purpose is to act as Secretary to Council, Senate and respective sub-structures and manage student academic administration. The position further entails providing decisive leadership in all activities relating to Institutional Governance, Academic Administration, Committee Services, and Records Management, including serving as the official authorized keeper of the University's records. 

Job Description

  • Strategy development and execution
  • Governance, policy development and regulatory compliance
  • Administration
  • Quality assurance and risk management
  • SHE management
  • Records management: human resources
  • Resource management: budget and finance
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting 

Inherent Criteria

  • A relevant PhD/Doctoral Degree is required
  • At least ten (10) years management experience in Higher Education
  • Extensive experience in academic administration, institutional governance, committee services and electronic records management 

Application Requirement

  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Budget and financial management
  • People management, including performance management
  • Building strategic alliances and partnership
  • Management of transformation and change management
  • Personal impact stature and credibility
  • Emotional intelligence and political sensitivity
  • Management of complexity and ambiguity
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Health and safety management 

    WSU offers a competitive executive remuneration package, inclusive of various benefits such as medical aid and pension fund.

      Interested applicants should send a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic qualifications and the names and contact details of three referees to Human Resources, Institutional Office via e-mail at

        Telephonic enquiries: Ms. Nomhle Zatelela at 043 703 8558. Closing date: 19th April 2021

          If you do not hear from us within two months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

            • WSU is committed to employment equity, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

          About WSU

          Walter Sisulu University was established on 1 July 2005 through a merger of the former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and the University of Transkei. WSU is a comprehensive university established in terms of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), as amended. WSU has positioned itself as a gateway institution is improving access to higher education. As a developmental, comprehensive university, WSU offers students a wealth of academic choices, articulation and mobility across the qualifications ranging from certificates to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies. Strategically located within the Eastern Cape Province, WSU has a footprint of about 1,000 square kilometres across the urban and rural areas of the region. This provides the University with the platform to engage with the drivers of development so that an appropriate programme and research mix meets the needs of the region, province and the country. WSU focuses on quality academic, technological and career-orientated programmes that provide relevant skills for development in rural and urban areas, placing special emphasis on entrepreneurship.