Kampala International University Director of Research Jobs in Uganda

Kampala International University (KIU), a leading Private University and chartered by the Republic of Uganda, is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities,

the Association of Africa Universities as well as the Inter University Council of East Africa.
KIU is a vast regional institution with two campuses (Main and Western) in Uganda and a sister University, KIUT in Dares Salaam, Tanzania.

Kampala International University seeks to recruit an outstanding academician to fill the following position;

Kampala International University Director of Research Jobs in Uganda


  • The main duties and responsibilities of the employee shall include the following;
  • Take overall responsibility for developing and administering policy associated with research training at KIU to ensure
    that appropriate strategies are in place for recruitment of postgraduate research students, and that the University’s postgraduate research training programmes have a high
    profile nationally and internationally.
  • Provide advice on research higher degree matters.
  • Ensure that appropriate levels of training are provided to academic staff and/or supervisors of research higher degree
  • Work with the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs on broad strategic policy and resource issues.
  • Attend occasional intervention meetings with research higher degree students and academic/research staff of the
    University as requested by the co-ordinator of Graduate Research Studies.
  • Check thesis examiners nominated by Heads of Department and supervisors and provide advice to their respective Heads of School/Department.
  • Be responsible for putting forward cases of promotion of
    the Senior Academic Staff in the College.
  • Check revised thesis/dissertations in conjunction with primary supervisors and if necessary senior members of staff with the required disciplinary expertise in multidisciplinary School/Department, and advise Heads of School(s) about signing off on such thesis/dissertations.
  • Advise the College for Higher Degrees & Research when candidates have completed the requirements for research higher degrees.
  • Oversee maintenance of a database of
    all research students, their personal files, ledgers and examination
    results, etc within their School/Department.
  • Ensure that a College Academic Board is constituted; its constitution and procedures are approved by Senate and acceptable to the staff; the Board meets at least once in
    each semester, and its minutes are forwarded to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs.
  • Attend Senate Meetings and University Management Meetings (or nominate another person to do so in your absence); and disseminate information and/or take action
    in accordance with decisions arising from such meetings as appropriate.
  • Perform any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as assigned or delegated by the Vice


  • Must have a PhD as a minimum qualification.
  • Must have an established academic and research profile.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an academic setting.
  • Must be able to work in an environment of a fast growing university and oversee the development and delivery of
    research based projects.

    How to Apply

    Email your detailed CV, copies of academic papers and 2 professional reference letters to the following emails
    clearly stating the position in the subject line;

    hr@kiu.ac.ug, chairman@kiu.ac.ug
    Call: +256 - 700 579194 for any inquiries.

    Deadline for applications: 31st August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Kampala International University Director of Research Jobs in Uganda

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