Deputy Vice Chancellor Jobs in Kenya

Deputy Vice Chancellor Jobs in Kenya

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a state owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012.

The University is located in Meru County, along the Meru-Maua road.

MUST aspires to be a World Class University of Excellence in Science and Technology.

The mission of the University is to provide Quality University Education, Training and Research in Science, Technology and Innovation.

MUST is a center of excellence in Innovation, Technology, Engineering, Food Science and Agriculture that are some of the key enablers of Kenya’s National agenda including Vision 2030 and the Big Four agenda.


  • Academic planning and development;
  • Academic policies and procedures;
  • Teaching and training which includes planning for academic programmes, preparation of syllabi and their regulations, timetables, examinations, certificates and transcripts and graduation, library services, and students attachment and training of academic staff;
  • Students affairs which include admissions and records, University students welfare (recreational, sports and games), counselling and discipline;
  • Academic support services which include library services, co-ordination of the allocation of resources for academic purposes and safety in teaching areas;
  • Academic quality assurance.
  • Allocation of academic facilities such as buildings, rooms and offices in the University as well as the formulation of the rules governing their allocation and utilization;
    Planning and coordination of election of Deans of Schools.
  • Exercise such other powers, and discharge other academic functions as are assigned to him/her by the Vice-Chancellor in accordance with the statutes;
  • Shall be a member of Senate and University Management Board.


  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned Ph.D. from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at a senior lecturer position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence;
  • Be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in his/her profession;
  • Have held senior administrative posts of at least Chair of Academic department or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions of higher learning for at least five (5) years;
  • Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer-refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters and supervision of masters and doctoral students;
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate teaching and research functions in the University;
  • Have the capacity to promote learning in competitive environment through commitment to academic excellence;
  • Possess demonstrable knowledge of Performance Contracting and Quality Management System and strategic planning
    in academic development of the University;
  • Have demonstrated ability to attract research grants and other awards;
  • Have excellent understanding of current trends in university education and training globally and the factors and conditions shaping development of university education in Kenya;
  • Have demonstrated competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Demonstrate capacity to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market and society driven academic programmes
  • Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated creative solutions.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of computerized management information systems, applications and tools.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on leadership and integrity.

    How To Apply

  • Application should be accompanied by a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s relevant qualifications to the advert, a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
  • Applicants must also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Registered Credit Reference Bureau
  • They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
  • Ten (10) copies of the application and referees’ confidential reports on the applicants’ suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier “marked with the reference number on the left hand corner of the envelope” and sent to the under-signed to be received on or before 11th December, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Meru University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

    The Council Chairman
    Meru University of Science and Technology
    P.O. Box 972-60200

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