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Machakos University College
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(A Constituent College of Kenyatta University)

Machakos University College was established through legal order No. 130 of 2011
The College wishes to fill the position of Principal.
The successful candidate will be expected to meet the following requirements:

Applicants must have an earned PhD and be Professors/Associate Professors. 

They should have at least ten (10) years of academic research and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated capacity for leadership in an academic environment. 

They must have held senior administrative posts such as Chairs of departments, Dean/Director of a Faculty, School, or Institute in a recognized university.

In addition, candidates are expected to be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education and demonstrate potential to plan, develop and implement academic programmes, institutional linkages and managerial ability. 

Successful applicants are expected to have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

Applicants should have been actively involved in research as evidenced by publications. 

Experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
As the Chief Executive of the University College the successful candidate will:
  • Be the academic and administrative head of the University College
  • Have overall responsibility on the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the university College
  • Coordinate development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University College
  • Maintain efficiency and good order of the University College and ensure proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations
  • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning and development
Terms and Conditions of Service
  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and benefits applicable to the Principal of a Constituent University College of a public University in Kenya
  • Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance.
NB: Those who had applied earlier need not re-apply as the applications will be considered after the
closure of the advertisement period.

How to apply
Candidates who satisfy the requirements stated above should forward ten copies of their applications to the Machakos University College Council Chairman by 7th July 2013.
The applicants should include an updated curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, copies of academic and professional certificates as well as testimonials. 

The candidates are advised to request their respective referees (not less than three) to submit confidential letters of reference by the same deadline to:-
The Chairman
Machakos University College Council
P O Box 136 - 90100

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