South Eastern Kenya University Deputy Vice-Chancellors Job Vacancies in Kitui

The South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) was established on 1st March 2013 as a successor to the South Eastern University College (SEUCO) constituted under the Legal Notice No. 102 of 15th July 2008. 
The University main campus is located near KwaVonza, Kitui County, about 150 km from Nairobi along Machakos-Kitui road.
 
The University wishes to fill the following vacant positions:
 
1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research & Student Affairs)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research and Student Affairs) shall, under the general direction of the Vice-Chancellor be responsible for teaching and learning, students’ admissions, examinations, students’ welfare and discipline, graduation and certification, preparation of course programmes, bursaries and scholarships, oversee the running of the library services and marketing of academic programmes. 
In addition he/she will coordinate research activities, student attachments and linkages with the industry. 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research and Student Affairs) shall perform such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Vice-Chancellor.
 
Qualifications
 
Applicants for this position must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned PhD from a recognized University.
  • Have at least eight (8) years of academic experience at a senior position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence.
  • Have held senior administrative posts such as Deputy Principal of University Constituent College, Principal of Campus, Dean/ Director of a Faculty/School or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions.
  • Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer-refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters.
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate teaching and research functions in the University.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning in academic development of the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and other awards.
  • Be familiar with the national education laws and policies and current trends in higher education world-wide.
  • Have demonstrated competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment.
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market driven academic programmes.
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
2. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance, Planning & Development)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Planning and Development) shall, under the general direction of the Vice-Chancellor coordinate physical infrastructure planning and development, maintenance and repair of existing facilities, development of Master Plans, Procurement, Preparation of Budgets, Expenditure Control and Revenue Collection. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Planning and Development) shall perform such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Vice-Chancellor.
 
Qualifications
 
Applicants for this position must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned PhD from a recognized University.
  • Have at least eight (8) years of academic experience at a senior position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence.
  • Have held senior administrative posts such as Deputy Principal of University Constituent College, Principal of Campus, Dean/ Director of a Faculty/School or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions.
  • Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer-refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters.
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate the Finance, Planning and Development functions in the University.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning in physical development.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and other awards.
  • Be familiar with the national education policies and current trends in higher education world-wide.
3. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration & Human Resource Management)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration & Human Resource Management) shall, under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor be responsible for staff recruitment and training, promotion, discipline, central services, health services, security services among others. 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Human Resource Management) shall perform such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Vice-Chancellor.

Qualifications
 
Applicants for this position must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned PhD from a recognized University.
  • Have at least eight (8) years of academic experience at a senior position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence.
  • Have held senior administrative posts such as Deputy Principal of University Constituent College, Principal of Campus, Dean/ Director of a Faculty/School or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions.
  • Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer-refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters.
  • Have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate administration functions of the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and other awards.
  • Knowledge of national labour laws and policies in Human Resource Management.
  • Have demonstrated ability in strategic planning and quality management systems.
  • Be familiar with the national education policies and current trends in higher education world-wide.
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Terms and Conditions of Service
 
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration, medical scheme and other benefits applicable to the position.
 
Employment will be on a five (5) year contract term, renewable once depending on performance.
 
Application
 
Interested candidates should apply and demonstrate how their past experiences would enable their discharge of duties and responsibilities that go with the position applied. 
Confidential assessment of the applicants’ suitability for the post should be sent by  three (3) referees directly to the undersigned.
 
Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to reach him not later than 29th June 2013.
 
Address
 
The Vice-Chancellor,
South Eastern Kenya University
P. O. Box 170-90200
Kitui, Kenya
 
Email: vc@seuco.ac.ke
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
South Eastern Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer