Strathmore University Director, Research, and Innovation - Jobs in Kenya

Strathmore University Director, Research, and Innovation - Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Director, Research, and Innovation

Department: Strathmore University Business School

Reporting To: Associate Dean Research and Innovation

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for providing leadership and management in research areas related to the school’s mission. The research director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the school’s research Strategy and will be required to work collaboratively with the school’s management, faculty, research hub leads, administrative staff and any other stakeholders

Main Duties And Responsibilities
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the School’s Research Strategic Plan that is aligned to the University’s Mission and Vision.
  • Foster an active and productive school research culture that attracts high-quality researchers and students, and support and mentor staff to develop their research careers.
  • Support the delivery of high-impact research outcomes by identifying research funding opportunities, overseeing the development of research grant applications, and aligning activity to school and external priorities.
  • Regularly monitor and report research performance and develop strategies to ensure research targets are achieved and research impact is maximized, and quality standards are upheld.
  • Building and providing sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at the Business School and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
  • Developing networks between the research centers and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Ensure that all research policies and procedures are well documented, updated and regularly communicated to faculty and staff.
  • Developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research of mutual benefit.
  • Transferring knowledge to society through outreach (e.g., seminars, workshops, lectures, websites, conferences, publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g., collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property).
  • Overseeing the proper discharge of administrative duties of the research Centre including supervising personnel, financial management, and operations.
  • Reporting to donors and other stakeholders on funding and research outcomes.
  • Managing the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met.
  • Enhancing the reputation of the research centers and the school by working collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications team.
  • Ensuring an accurate
    and up-to-date database on research activities and outputs that can be compiled into an annual report is maintained.
  • Represent the Associate Dean Research and Innovation in the Schools’ Management committee and any other forums when called upon.

    Job Requirements
    The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field from an accredited and recognized university
  • Masters’ Degree in a Business-related course
  • 4 years of university teaching and research experience at the level of a senior lecturer
  • Experience in sourcing and management of research grants
  • A minimum of 32 publications points, of which at least twenty-four (24) should be from refereed scholarly journals
  • Organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • People skills
  • Dynamic and innovative
  • Team player
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills
  • Excellent teaching/lecturing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to direct and conduct research

    How to apply
  • If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Director, Research and Innovation’ to the People and Culture Manager, Strathmore University Business School, on by end of the day (5.30 pm) Friday, 9th September 2022.

  • Due to the large number of applications, we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • Please be advised that Strathmore University Business School is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.

    For more information and job application details, see; Strathmore University Director, Research, and Innovation Jobs in Kenya

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