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USIU Lecturers / Assistant Professor Jobs in Kenya

United States International University (USIU) is a Higher Learning Institution based in Nairobi, Kenya.

USIU is accredited by both the Kenya Government through the Commission for Higher Education (CHE), and by the American Government through the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities - the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

USIU is seeking to recruit qualified candidates to fill in the positions of Lecturer and/or Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Criminal Justice Program

Lecturer / Assistant Professor 

2 Positions

Job Summary:

The successful candidates will be reporting to the Dean Humanities & Social Sciences. The candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research and engage in community service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach at undergraduate level in the areas of Policing or Forensics and in any other courses offered by the Criminal Justice Program.
  • Support and mentor students in their career endeavors.
  • Participate in curriculum development activities to ensure that the programs are up-to-date and marketable.
  • Participate in program assessment and reviews.
  • Engage in research in one’s area of expertise.
  • Engage in service to the University, the profession and to the community.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • At least a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Studies or in a cognate discipline from a recognised University
  • At least two (2) years of teaching experience in a University or equivalent institution of higher learning
  • Peer reviewed (or refereed) publications (journal articles, book chapters etc) in one’s area of specialization will be an added advantage.
Assistant Professor: 
  • Must have a PhD in Criminal Justice Studies or in a cognate discipline from a recognised University.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at the rank of Lecturer or five (5) years of equivalent professional experience at the University or an equivalent institution.
  • Must have published at least four (4) papers in peer-referred journal articles and/or book chapters.
  • Evidence of supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, theses and/ or dissertations.
  • Good computer background
  • Good administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined
  • Good listening and mediation skills
Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees (including current telephone and e-mail contacts), by Tuesday, 15th November 2011 to the following address:

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University,
P.O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya.
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USIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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