Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya

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Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya

Vice Chancellor


For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a holder of an earned PhD degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • be at least an Associate Professor in a recognized university;
  • have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by refereed journals, University level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • have demonstrable leadership in an academic and /or research institution, having served substantively with measurable results in the position of a Deputy ViceChancellor, Dean/Director, Principal of a Constituent University/College or
  • leadership in other institutions of comparable levels and for a period of not less than five (5) years; have demonstrable knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for managing a university;
  • have demonstrated ability to mobilize and solicit for funds including enhancing the revenue base of the university;
  • have supervised and mentored students in Masters and PhD Degree Programmes;

  • have demonstrated management capacity including experience in transformative and strategic leadership;
  • be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in the profession (Where applicable);
  • fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010

Duties and Responsibilities

The Vice Chancellor shall report to the University Council. The Vice Chancellor shall also ensure reports are provided to all Regulatory and /or Overseeing Agencies in line with the compliance requirements of the applicable legislations. Duties and responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor are as set out in the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 and they include:

  • being the Chief Executive Officer of the University;
  • being the academic and administrative head of the University;
  • having the overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the university;
  • providing strategic direction and leadership to the University and representing the University nationally, regionally and internationally;

How to Apply

Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;
Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages and
community service, email address and telephone contacts;
Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:

“Application for the Position of Vice Chancellor – Karatina University”; OR “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Students Affairs) – Karatina University”;
OR “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Finance and Administration) – Karatina University” and delivered to:

Public Service Commission
4th Floor Commission House
Off Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30095-00100

Online applications may be submitted via email to: All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 20th March, 2023 latest 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)

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