Acting Head of Department (Physics) at Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)

The Admiralty University of Nigeria was established as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) through the joint efforts of Nigerian Navy Holdings (a subsidiary organization of the Nigerian Navy) and Hellenic Education Nigeria - (a private consultancy, with international educators as main partners).Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill Full-Time, Part-Time and Daily Part-Time vacancy in the Academic Department of the University:Job Title: Acting Head of DepartmentLocation: DeltaJob Type: Senior Academic PositionDepartment: PhysicsOverall PurposeThe Head of Department is the academic leader of the Department and is responsible for its effective leadership, management and development within the framework of the University’s mission and strategic direction.Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, s/he will be the Department’s leading representative in internal University and external business networking, and hold responsibility for developing the Department’s stakeholder relationships in a manner which is most likely to lead to the successful development and progress of the Department and the Faculty.The Head of Department will work with members of the Faculty’s’ senior management team to develop and implement University policy and to progress the University’s long term aims and objectives and will play a key role in institutional strategic planning and decision-making.Role PurposeLeadership and Management:Strategic academic and business leadership, management and development.Effective management of programmes and financial and human resourcesLeading and developing the external profile, contributing to the University’s external positioning, for example: liaison with external community, consultancy engagement and participating in professional bodies.Managing complexity and effective interactions between matrix roles, programmes, student experience and central University roles necessary to support strategic developments.Ensuring that all areas of the department achieve the highest possible standards of excellence in all areas of activity.Leading and managing student experience and quality.Leading and managing on cross University roles, e.g. work planning, management consultation, and academic institutional review.Preparing the Department towards NUC accreditation requirements.Responsibilities:Work collaboratively to ensure an integrated approach to the development and delivery of the Department’s vision and strategy.Responsible and accountable for developing and promoting the academic and business strategy of the Department, in the context of University’s strategy.Responsible and accountable for resource and business planning for the Department in the wider context of the University priorities, ensuring strategic growth and a dynamic, innovative portfolio that meets stakeholder needs.Responsible and accountable for setting and maintaining professional standards, ensuring strong people management throughout the Department.Lead the development of a high performance culture whilst ensuring that work/life balance principles are adhered to.Create a culture which enables the Department’s management team to work as anintegrated team and facilitate open and two way communication, ensuring transparency of communication and decision making.Ensure that the Department’s management team takes a corporate perspective, actively seeking opportunities for collaboration and joint working with others beyond the Department.Ensure a safe and healthy environment for both staff and students, and full compliance with health and safety requirements.Ensure that inclusion and diversity principles are actively applied to all areas of the Department.In conjunction with relevant staff, identify and exploit new opportunities for knowledge transfer activity in order to secure additional income streams and new areas of teaching and/or research.Position the Department so as to ensure for the NUC accreditation of all its offerings.Lead development of the Department’s research, scholarship and professional engagement.People Management:Lead and develop a positive and responsive academic culture and for ensuring that academic staff maintain appropriate levels of scholarship and develop their external profiles.Provide or arrange support and coaching, and delegate so that individuals are empowered to take on more responsibility.Develop a strategic approach to workforce planning and review of resource requirements.Provide effective leadership, performance management, mentoring and personal support for direct reports.Ensure that:People understand what is required of them and why.Staff performance is managed appropriately and that all staff have annual appraisals including the setting of clear challenging objectives.Staff have access to the necessary support to enable them to contribute fully and develop their skills and experience and ambitions and secure appropriate career development.University’s policies and procedures relating to staff are implemented effectively within the Department.Fair and consistent workload allocation processes are in place and operates effectively, in line with the University’s academic work planning framework.Departmental staffing resources are affordable and used appropriately, working with managers to identify talent and support succession planning.Financial Management:Responsible and accountable for the financial management of the Department within the parameters defined by the University.Monitor and manage Departmental income and expenditure and regularly review progress against financial targets.Working with the Dean and Senior Management to provide regular reports on the financialperformance and sustainability of the department.External:Adopt an externally facing approach to the development and growth of the Department’s business and academic programmes in the context of the University’s strategy.Create and develop strong external networks and partnerships, promoting the identity and enhancing the reputation and profile of the Department regionally, nationally and internationally.In conjunction with designated marketing staff, be responsible for promoting and marketing the Department both internally and externally to relevant stakeholders, both to individuals and to organisations.Lead and foster the Department’s engagement with external partners and professional bodies.Quality:Responsible and accountable for enhancing the quality of academic delivery within the Department.Responsible and accountable enhancing the quality of the student experience within the Department.Ensure implementation of agreed evaluation and monitoring procedures to ensure both compliance and enhancement taking into account student feedback.Further InformationAccountability In undertaking these responsibilities the postholder will clearly be able to delegate specific functions, but not accountability for them, to other individuals.Hours: This is a full time post. The nature of the post is such that the postholder will be expected to work flexibly and for such reasonable hours (minimum 40) as are necessary in order to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the post.Leave: 25 days per annum.

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