Aga Khan University Associate Professor - Jobs in Kenya

Aga Khan University Associate Professor - Jobs in Kenya

Function Overview:

Launched in 2015, the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) is the premier source of education and tailored training for journalists, communicators and media executives and entrepreneurs in East Africa and beyond.

Guided by the principles of global excellence and local relevance, GSMC helps individuals to transform their careers and organizations to seize on opportunities and reap the benefits of innovation.

Position Overview:

This full-time position will provide academic leadership for AKU-GSMC’s new Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation.

In addition, this role involves teaching, research and community outreach activities


  • Design high quality learning experiences for executive masters students.
  • Coordinate two courses as part of the Executive Masters in media Leadership & Innovation.
  • Teach two courses per semester as part of the Executive Masters in Media Leadership & innovation.
  • Work with an Instructional designer to ensure course content is easily accessible and useable on Moodle.
  • Engage in relevant and active research activities to advance the school’s scholarly research agenda in the areas of media leadership and innovation.
  • Maintain a sound and current knowledge and understanding of the field through research, scholarly activities and publications.
  • Contribute to maintaining and extending links between the School and relevant organizations, researchers and practitioners

  • A PhD in media innovation or media economics/ leadership or related field, or a PhD in communication/ media studies with background in media leadership and management
    Internationally renowned expert in the field of media leadership and innovation or related field.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience managing media and/or innovation programs.
  • Outstanding research record and proven experience in fostering an active research culture.
  • Extensive experience in designing, developing executive education (MBA style) programs.
  • Proven
    experience in fostering high level stakeholder engagement in program development.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and communications skills in both oral & written forms.
  • Proficiency in use of related computer software packages
  • Experience of managing media enterprises is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in developing blended learning courses is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to mentor faculty and promote research.
  • Self-driven and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and entrepreneurially to envision, create and implement successful programs.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively and credibly with a diversity of clients, senior government officials, faculty, and staff on the appropriate design, development, and delivery of programs.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and a track record of successful project management.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should submit a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and email contacts of three professional referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of relevant academic certificates as well as transcripts to,
    The Manager, Human Resources,
    Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya.
    P. O. Box 30270-00100

  • or by email to
  • Applications by email are preferred.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications should be submitted latest by 15th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Aga Khan University Associate Professor - Jobs in Kenya

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