Tuesday, October 13, 2009


EMPLOYMENT: Director of PLAAS / Chair of Development Management

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is located in the School of Government within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, South Africa. Applications are invited for the post of Director/Chair, to begin working on 1st January 2010. The Director/Chair will provide overall strategic management of PLAAS, supervise Senior Researchers and senior administrators, raise funds for core functions, work closely with finance staff in managing the Institute’s finances, report to donors and maintain good relations with them, ensure a high public profile for PLAAS, and represent PLAAS on university and non-academic bodies. In addition, the Director/Chair will actively pursue his/her own research and publications agenda, lead PLAAS’ policy engagement activities, teach on the post-graduate teaching programme, and supervise MPhil and Doctoral students. The incumbent will provide strong intellectual leadership for the Institute, and work closely with a recently funded DST/NRF Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies. [more information]

Deadline: October 30, 2009

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