Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Admin & Office
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


Job Description

[Type: FULL TIME, Industry: Education, and Training, Category: Management]


Director MISR

Key, Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Director provides intellectual and strategic leadership to the Institute. He or she is the overall academic and administrative supervisor to the institute.
  2. Strengthen the MPhil/PhD programme of the Institute as the flag bearer of Makerere University;
  3. Initiates and promotes research in line with the development of the MPhil/PhD programme;
  4. Mobilizes funds for the Institute (Nationally and Internationally);
  5. Chairs the Academic Board of MISR;
  6. Secretary to the Institute’s Board of Studies once it is functional.
  7. Any other related duties as may be necessary for the achievement of the above objectives.

Required Qualifications

  1. A PhD Degree
  2. A minimum of ten (10) years of proven research;
  3. A minimum of twelve (12) publications (of which eight (8) are in refereed Journals or Books and two (2) are single –authored books;
  4. Proven Research leadership;

Other Essential Qualifications

  1. Evidence of successful grant proposals;
  2. Ability to provide Institutional leadership;
  3. Recognized service to the community;
  4. Membership to Professional Organizations;
  5. International acclaim


A minimum of ten (10) years, five of which must have been at senior leadership position in an academic institution.


A candidate should have knowledge expertise in any discipline within the following clusters that comprise the MPhil/PhD programme at MISR:

  • Political Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Historical Studies
  • Literacy and Cultural Studies

Tenure of Appointment 5 years

Age Limit 55

Remuneration M3

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education: Professional Certificate


Educational Requirements

A PhD Degree

Experience Requirements

A minimum of ten (10) years of proven research

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