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Recruitment at Karatina University Kenya

Karatina University was established as a fully fledged University ¡n Kenya through the award of Charter on March 2013 as stipulated ¡n the University Act No. 42 of 2012.

Currently, the University offers degree and diploma programmes in Education and Social Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Business, Agriculture and Biotechnology and Pure and Applied Sciences.

The University is situated 15 km North of Karatina Town on Ragati Tea Factory/Kagochi tarmac road.
The University is seeking to fill the following positions.

Academic Positions


The University has a student population of over 4000 pursuing courses ranging from certificates, diplomas and degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Elevation of University to a fully-fledged university comes with the need to recruit more academic staff.

School of Pure & Applied Sciences

Ref: KarU/SPAS/1/2013
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
Areas: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science.

Department of Physical Sciences

Areas: Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), Physics, Biochemistry.

Department of Biological Sciences
Areas: Botany (physiology), Botany (Ecology) Zoology (Ecology), Microbiology.

Department of Computer Science and Informatics
Areas: Computer Science, Information Technology, information science

Technicians
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Applied Biology

School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies

Ref: KarU/SNRS/2/2013
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
Department of Natural Resources
Areas: Environmental Health, Agro-forestry

Department of Environmental Studies
Areas: Geo-lnformatics and Earth Science

School Of Education and Social Sciences

Ref: KarU/SESS/3/2013
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
Department of Educational Foundation
Areas: Philosophy of Education, History of Education, Sociology of Education.

Department of Social Sciences
Areas: Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology, Criminology, Community Development.

Department of Humanities and Languages
Areas: Geography, History, Religious Studies, English, Kiswahili, English and Literature.

Department Of Education Psychology
Areas: Education, Media and Technology, History, Religious Studies, Geography Kiswahili, Business Studies

Department of Educational Planning, Administration and Curriculum Development
 
School Of Agriculture & Biotechnology

Ref: KarU/SAB/4/2013
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
Department of Food Science & Nutrition
Areas: Food Science and Nutrition, Food Science and dietetics,

Department of Crop Science
Areas: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Animal Science, Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science and Agronomy.

Department of Agricultural Resource Economic and Extension
Areas: Agricultural Extension and Education, Agricultural Resource Economics, Agribusiness and Marketing and Farm Management.

Tutorial Fellow
Areas: Animal Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness and Marketing, Food Engineering/Food Processing and Preservation, Food Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Senior Technician
Areas: Food Science and Technology

Technician
Areas: Food Science and Technology, Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Animal Science, Soil Science, Plant Breeding, Tea Science

School of Business 

Ref: KarU/SOB/5/2013
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer 
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Areas: Tourism Management, Hospitality, French.

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship
Areas: Finance and Banking, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Business and entrepreneurship

Department of Human Resource Development
Areas: Human Resource Management, Human Capital Development, Communication, Public Relations, Labour Laws, Strategic Management and Leadership, International Relations.

Department of Economics and National Development.
Areas:-Economics, Project Planning and Management, Urban and Regional Planning.

Qualifications 

Professor Grade 15
  • Must have a PhD degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Must have at least 4 years of teaching and research since being appointed Associate Professor.
  • Must have at least 5 articles in refereed journals since appointment as Associate professor.
  • Should have supervised post graduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Must be recognized and registered or registrable by relevant professional boards.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University life as well as national and international life.
  • Should show evidence of academic leadership ¡n his/her area of specialization.
Associate Professor Grade 14
  • Must have a PhD degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Must have at least 4 years of teaching and research experience since becoming Senior Lecturer.
  • Must have at least 4 articles in refereed journals since appointment as Senior lecturer.
  • Should have supervised post graduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshop.
  • Should show evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Should be recognized and registered by relevant professional boards.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University development as well as national and international life.
Senior Lecturer Grade 13
  • Should have a PhD or its academic equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Must have at least 4 years of teaching or research experience at University level since becoming Lecturer/Research Fellow.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 publications in referred journals since appointment as Lecturer/Research Fellow.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University development through active participation ¡n departmental matters, students, academic advising, schools and University meetings, committee membership and others.
  • Should have supervised post graduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshop.
Lecturer Grade 12
  • Should have a PhD degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.
Tutorial Fellow Grade 11
  • Applicants must be a holder of a master’s degree in the relevant area from recognized University. In addition applicants must;
  • Have at least two (2) years University teaching experience.
  • Be prepared to pursue PhD in the area of specialization.
  • Should be recognized and registered or registrable by relevant body.
Library Systems Librarian Grade 12: 

Ref: KarU/SL/6/2013

Applicants must be holders of Bachelors degree in Information Sciences (IT option) OR comparable qualification (Information Technology/Computer Science) from a recognized university with at least five (5) years working experience in a well computerized academic library possession of masters degree will be an added advantage. 

In addition the applicant should have experience with integrated library systems, strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, Apache, and relational databases and proficiency with HTML and XML, java script, Perl or PHP.

Senior Library Assistant Grade 11: 

Ref: KarU/SLA/7/2013

Applicants must be holders of Bachelor degree in Information Science from a recognized university with at least three (3) years working experience post qualification, in a large and well computerized academic library. 

Applicants with practical knowledge of Iibrary systems especially open source software, web-based services and current developments in library applications of information technologies will have an added advantage.

Library Assistant

Grade 5/6: 

Ref: KarU/LA/8/2013

Applicants must have a Diploma in Library or Information Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution with at least two (3) years of working experience in a library set up.

Technician
Areas: Hospitality and Hotel Management
 
Senior Technicians Grade 9/10

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have a Higher National Diploma in the relevant area with five (5) years working experience as Technician Grade C/D.

Or

A BSc. Degree or its equivalent with three (3) years working experience in an institution of higher learning or a large firm.

Technicians
Grade 5/6

Applicants must be a holder of Diploma from a recognized institution. Three (3) years working experience.

Terms and Conditions Of Service

The successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the existing Terms and Conditions of Service

Mode of Application

Applicants must submit two (2) copies of applications giving details of the age, educational and professional qualifications, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address. 

Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialisation accompanied with Curriculum Vitae and a copy of current pays lip.

In addition, applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned, in separate sealed envelopes.

Interested applicants should send the applications to the undersigned, quoting the reference number for the job applied for so as to be received on or before Friday 2lStJune, 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Vice Chancellor
Karatina University
P.O. Box 1957- 10101
Karatina


Karatina University is an equal opportunity employer.

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