Zetech University Dean- Research and Postgraduate Studies Jobs in Kenya

Zetech University Dean- Research and Postgraduate Studies Jobs in Kenya

Ref: ZU/10/Adv/17/2023

The objective of this position is to foster a culture of research excellence, fostering innovation within the institution, securing funding for innovative projects and advancing the quality and impact of postgraduate programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to Deputy Vice Chancellor (ARS),the position holder will be responsible for the following,amongst others:

  • Provide leadership in research, innovation and grant writing in the University positioning the University as an industry leader in these areas.

  • Initiate and coordinate multidisciplinary research projects and initiatives.

  • Facilitate the dissemination of research findings.

  • Source for research and grants funding opportunities locally and internationally for Zetech University and its faculty.

  • Initiate, implement and coordinate training and capacity building of postgraduate students and faculty in research & grant proposals writing.

  • Develop and implement student and staff mentorship programmes in research, innovation and grant proposal writing.

  • Secure funding from various sources to support, research initiatives, and postgraduate scholarships.

  • Coordinate the activities of the Board of Postgraduate Studies and serve as its secretary.

  • Sustaining high academic standards in postgraduate programs including ensuring quality standards in teaching, research, thesis writing, and publication of research works for postgraduate students.

    Qualification & Experience

  • PhD/ D.Sc./D.Ed./DBA/D.Eng. or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant area from recognized/accredited university with at-least three (3) years post-qualification experience.

  • At least three (3) years teaching, research and grant-writing experience in a university setting or 6 years in the industry is
    a key requirement for this position; Candidates must have demonstrable significant success and achievements in the areas of research and grant-writing.

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to provide leadership in research and grant writing initiatives placing the University as an industry leader in these areas.

  • Must have experience working with funding bodies such as National Research Fund and Kenya National Innovation Agency.

  • A minimum of thirty-two (32) publications points as a Lecturer/Research Fellow of which twenty-four (24) should be refereed journals articles.

  • Supervised at least 1 PhD. student and 3 Masters students to completion.

  • Registered by a relevant Professional Body.

  • Attended and Contributed at Academic conferences, seminars or workshops.

  • Evidence of Contribution to University life through active participation in departmental and school matters or meetings, students’ academic advising and committee membership among others.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their applications to vacancies@zetech.ac.ke quoting the job reference number on the subject line and; indicating their current and expected salary on their application letter

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