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Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research & Extension) Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a newly established private university in Kenya located off Mombasa Road in Nairobi.

The University is envisioned to be the premier University in the provision of innovative leadership and management solutions to industries and communities worldwide, with a mission to provide quality education for transformational leadership and excellence in management.
 We wish to hire a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research & Extension).

This is a challenging opportunity for a seasoned, proactive, independent thinking and results oriented professional.

The position holder will provide sound leadership and overall management of the academic research and extension division of the University and will be responsible for coordinating teaching, research, extension and other related support services.

Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, the position holder will:
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of policies and procedures;
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of quality academic, research and extension programmes;
  • Coordinate academic, research and extension programmes including planning and development of curriculum and research and consultancy proposals;
  • Develop and control the divisional budget;
  • Mobilize financial support for research and community extension work from industry and other external organizations in liaison with the University fundraising office;
  • Disseminate information about the University’s research and related activities including coordination of workshops, conferences and seminars; and
  • Ensure prudent management and facilitation of student affairs.
Requirements for the position:

At least 5 years of experience in senior academic and management positions in a modern University environment.

In addition applicants should have:
  • A PhD degree or its equivalent from a reputable university. Those with qualifications in Business Administration, management, social sciences or related areas will have added advantage.
  • Recognition as a seasoned researcher who commands the respect of peers;
  • Demonstrable ability and proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and academic leadership in a university including supervision of post graduate students;
  • Demonstrate experience in developing academic programmes;
  • Must have served as Chairman of Department or dean of school or principal of a college;
  • Evidence of having published widely in internationally refereed academic journals;
  • Proven capability of fundraising and establishing quality working linkages and attracting research grants and funds with a broad range of contacts in academia, industry and Government;
  • Experience of leading and managing research programmes and teams;
  • Proven leadership and change management experience;
  • Performance management experience, strong communication and presentation skills, team building skills, initiative and broad mindedness.
  • Be of highest ethical, personal and professional standing with clarity of vision and academic credibility;
  • Associate Professor or Professor with similar qualifications will have added advantage.
Application must include a covering letter, copies of relevant certificates and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

The Vice Chancellor
The Management University of Africa
P. O. Box 29677 – 00100, Nairobi
For more information about MUA visit
Closing date: 23rd December 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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