Lecturer, Public Health, Job in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop teaching materials, teach, and mentor both the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Set, moderate and mark examinations for both the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Provide supervision services to students on their projects/dissertations/theses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Participate in the development and preparation of annual faculty plans.
  • Participate in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Initiate and participate in research projects
  • Provide professional and community services
  • Initiate linkages with industry players
  • Organize academic trips
  • Supervise educational activities/projects/thesis.
  • Assess industrial attachments for both the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Attend and participate in seminars/workshops/conferences in relevant fields
  • Participate in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of curricular activities in the department.
  • Carry out research in the area of specialization and providing consultancy services to the community.
  • Participate in the departmental adhoc committees and other activities for effective and efficient management of the department and faculty.
  • Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Chairman of Department from time to time.


  • Should have an earned PhD degree or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized University.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable) 
  • For Public Health, the candidate must have a BSc. in Public Health/or BSc in Environmental Health and must have a valid Public Health Officers and Technicians (PHOTC) practice licence.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Submit two (2) hard copies of the letter of application, academic certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of academic and professional qualifications, experience, publications, supervision of postgraduate students (where applicable), attracted funds, academic programmes developed, membership to professional bodies and evidence of current salary.
  • Update individual google scholar accounts to include all publications (where applicable).
  • Type the required information in the Job Application Form available on the University website, print, sign and attach to the application.
  • Contact three (3) referees and request them to send their recommendations, under sealed envelopes to the provided address, before the advert deadline.
  • Send a soft copy (one running pdf file) of the application to recruitmentAPF@mksu.ac.ke and a copy to careers@mksu.ac.ke
  • Submit the two (2) applications in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for to:

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Planning and Finance
Machakos University
P. O. BOX 136 – 90100

So as to be received not later than Thursday 9th May, 2024.

N/B: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Machakos University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and therefore staff of either gender or persons with disability are encouraged to apply.