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Daystar University Job Vacancies and Careers in Kenya

Daystar University is a chartered interdenominational and evangelical Christian University. Its mission is the development of Christian Servant Leaders for the expansion of God’s kingdom in Africa and the world.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions.

Applicants to these positions must be committed Christians, who show evidence of involvement in their local churches.

School of Business & Economics

Associate Professor in Management

Requirements;

  • PhD degree in Management with specialization in any of the following areas; Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Organization Development and Cross- Cultural Management in a global society.
  • Must have published at least five articles in refereed journals or five chapters in academic books published by recognized publishers or one academic book or ten book reviews.
  • Must have least four (4) years teaching experience as a Senior Lecturer at University level
  • Must possess proven outstanding skills in teaching and research development.
  • Must possess experience in developing Academic programmes
  • The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research, publish and teach Management classes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide leadership in his/her area of specialization.
Responsibilities;
  • The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research, publish and facilitate learning by guide and supervise thesis or projects at the postgraduate level.
  • The applicant should be able to teach any of the following; Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Organization Development and Cross-Cultural Management in a global society.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate curricula
  • Investigate and recommend new programmes of interest to the relevant Department.
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Requirements;
  • Ph.D. (or any other relevant Doctorate degree) with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience,.
  • Demonstrated experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in a refereed journal or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers)
  • Must have experience in curriculum development and thesis supervision
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise; community engagement.
  • Administrative experience, such as serving as on HOD or dean is an added advantage.
School of Communication and Performing Arts

Associate Professor in Communication

Requirements;
  • PhD degree in the field of Communication.
  • At least four (4) years experience as a senior lecturer or researcher at the University level.
  • The applicant should be able to teach any of the following: Media Studies, Development Communication, Corporate Communication, and Human Communication.
  • Applicants must have proven experience in developing academic programmes in their field of specialization.
  • Must have published at least five articles in refereed journals or five chapters in academic books published by recognized publishers or one academic book or ten book reviews.
  • Applicants must have proven experience in supervision of thesis and general research.
  • Those who have served as HOD or Dean with other responsibilities and have received positive evaluation from their supervisors will have an added advantage.
Responsibilities;
  • Will be expected to conduct research, publish and facilitate learning by guiding and supervising thesis or projects at the postgraduate level.
  • Should be able to teach a variety of courses in Communication.
  • Must be able to investigate and recommend new programmes of interest to the School.
  • Must possess proven outstanding skills in teaching and research development.
  • Must possess experience in developing academic programmes.
Senior Lecturer in Development Communication

Requirements;
  • Ph. D. (or any other relevant Doctorate degree) with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in refereed journals or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers.
  • Must have participated in curriculum development and thesis supervision
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise through community engagement.
  • Those with administrative experience, such as serving as an HOD or dean have an added advantage.
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Communication
(2 Positions)

Requirements;
  • Ph.D. (or any other relevant Doctorate) degree with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in refereed journals or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers).
  • Must have participated in curriculum development and thesis supervision
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise through community engagement.
  • Having administrative experience, such as serving as an HOD or dean is an added advantage.
Senior Lecturer, Music (Choral or Instrumental Music)

Requirements;
  • Ph.D. (or Doctorate) with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience, or in exceptional cases: Master’s degree with ten years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant practical work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in refereed journals or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers), curriculum development and thesis supervision
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise; community engagement.
  • Administrative experience, such as serving as an HOD or dean is an added advantage.
  • Must show evidence of membership of professional bodies and of collaboration with other musicians.
  • Lecturer in Choral Music should ideally have experience in conducting or performance besides participation in Kenya Schools and Colleges National Music Festivals or similar competitions.
  • Lecturers in Instrumental Music must have experience in conducting or playing in a band or orchestra.
  • Must have ABRSM Grade 5 piano. Ability to play another instrument, African or Western is an added advantage. Shortlisted candidates will be given a sight-reading test and will be asked to play their additional instrument or give vocal performance at interview.
  • Candidates will be expected to have a strong grounding in Music theory and Western classical music in addition to African music and performance.
Responsibilities;

Successful candidates will be expected to:
  • teach relevant courses;
  • have a vision for the growth of the Music department;
  • coordinate and revamp all music activities in the university;
  • liaise with, invite and collaborate with guest performers and music lecturers from outside the university;
Senior Lecturer, English (Linguistics)

Requirements;
  • Ph.D. (or Doctorate) in Linguistics with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in teaching English language.
  • Experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in a refereed journals or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers), curriculum development and thesis supervision.
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise; community engagement.
  • Administrative experience, such as serving as an HOD or dean is an added advantage.
  • Membership of professional bodies is also an added advantage.
School of Human & Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Community Development

Requirements;
  • Ph. D. (or Doctorate) with three years teaching experience as lecturer or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in any two of the following: research and publications (at least three articles in refereed journals or two chapters in books published by recognized publishers)
  • Must have participated in curriculum development and thesis supervision
  • Must have made a demonstrable contribution in his or her field of expertise through community engagement.
  • Those with administrative experience, such as serving as an HOD or dean hove an added advantage
School of Arts and Humanities

Lecturer in Philosophy

Requirements;
  • PhD in Philosophy or M.A in Religious Studies or Philosophy.
  • Ability to teach African and Western philosophy at 400 level.
  • Must have more than three (3) years teaching experience at University level.
  • Must have experience in curriculum development.
  • Must provide evidence of experience in setting and administering examinations.
School of Science, Engineering and Health

Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering

Requirements;
  • Holder of PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or have a MSC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering with five (5) years teaching experience in an institution of higher learning.
  • Be able to teach a number of courses in Electronic Engineering.
  • Be a registered engineer with the Engineering Registration Board of Kenya
Responsibilities;

The successful candidate will have responsibility of;
  • overseeing the detailed development of the Electronic Engineering program;
  • establishing the budget for the startup;
  • overseeing the procurement of the relevant equipment and software;
  • establishing the laboratories;
  • identifying part time lecturers to teach in the program.
Lecturer in Computer Science

Requirements;
  • Applicant must have a Masters degree in Computer Studies/IT.
  • First Degree Must be in computer Science or have computing components.
  • Must have more than three (3) years teaching experience at University level.
  • Must show evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Must show evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
NB: Successful candidates for all senior lecturer/ lecturer positions will be expected to:
  • teach relevant courses at postgraduate/undergraduate level;
  • set, moderate, assess and effectively manage university examinations;
  • participate in design and evaluation of curriculum;
  • conduct and implement academic research and publications
  • effectively manage and mentor students in the Programme.
Division of Planning Finance and Administration

Finance Manager

Requirements;
  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting option or related first degree.
  • Must have MBA in Finance and CPA (K) and be a member of ICPAK.
  • Over 10 years progressive experience in a senior related position with proven outstanding performance.
  • Must have clear and unquestionable commitment to integrity and a productive work ethics
  • Must have proven ability to manage staff in a team spirit and to keep deadlines
  • Must possess good interpersonal , communication, analytical and reporting skills;
  • Hands on skills in MS Office packages, with knowledge of relevant financial packages
Responsibilities;
  • Maintain sound cash management practices.
  • Review and manage internal control system.
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and long-term plans.
  • Ensuring annual audit, stock taking and preparation of year-end accounts.
  • Advise management on all financial matters.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for decision making.
  • Build and lead a strong team of Accountants who will provide value to the Organization.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
Planning Manager

Requirements;
  • A minimum of a Masters degree with specialization in planning (preferably MA Economics).
  • Those with Bachelor of Commerce degree and Masters in Strategic Management with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Any other related qualifications in the relevant area will be an added advantage.
  • At least five (.5) years relevant work experience at a senior position in a large organization preferably in an institution of higher learning.
  • Well versed in development/strategic planning, project implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience and professional competence in improving organizational efficiency and performance.
  • Conversant with the relevant aspects of information technology.
Responsibilities;
  • Developing and implementing strategy for planning and development in line with the University’s vision and mission within agreed budget and time frame.
  • Provide leadership for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the University’s strategic and ad-hoc plans.
  • Determining and advising the University on expansion needs in view of student population, physical infrastructure, manpower and budgetary considerations.
  • Co-ordination of budget preparation and adherence to approved level.
  • Ensuring that the budget for University is consistent with the strategic plan
  • Liaise with division/departmental heads on important budgetary issues.
  • Analysis of the key drivers of University’s performance.
  • Financial evaluation of trials and business plans.
  • Responsible for projections and forecasts of students population, staffing needs etc.
  • Respond to external enquiries related to University statistical data.
Those interested in these challenging and rewarding positions should submit their applications, testimonials and detailed CV with names and contacts of 3 referees to the address below on or before 5th January 2011.

The Vice Chancellor,
Daystar University
P.O. Box 44400-00100,
Nairobi

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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