9 Mar 2017

Embu University Deputy Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics, Research & Extension)


  • Be at least an Associate Professor and a holder of an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University accredited and recognized in Kenya;
  • Have minimum of five (5) years of administrative, academic and research experience at the level of a Dean or above in a university and/or research institution;
  • Understand the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Show evidence of academic leadership and proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes and mentoring students;
  • Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  • Demonstrate experience in networking, resource mobilization and harnessing research grants;
  • Be conversant with modern management techniques, including relevant aspects of Information Technology.
  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills including analytical problem solving skills; and
  • Possess high ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism and teamwork and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics, Research & Extension) shall be the head of the Academics, Research and Extension Division of the University and shall be responsible for the following:

  • Teaching and learning services which includes planning for academic programmes and preparation of syllabi, regulations, timetables, examinations, certificates, transcripts and related services;
  • Students affairs which includes admissions and records, students’ welfare, counselling and discipline;
  • Academic support services which includes library services, co-ordination of the allocation of resources for academic purposes and safety in teaching areas;
  • Academic quality assurance, including academic staff and programme appraisals;
  • Research and extensions services which includes co-ordination of research activities, planning for workshops and seminars, planning of linkages and planning of extensions services; and
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their application, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National ID card or Passport, and other relevant testimonials to the Chairperson of Council through the address given below;

The Chairman of Council,
University of Embu,
P.O. Box 6-60100,
Embu, Kenya.

In addition, applicants must also submit the following:

  1. Clearance certificate from;
  2. Kenya Revenue Authority
  3. Higher Education Loans Board
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  5. Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
  7. Letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and general character.

How To Apply
Applications together with referee letters (with job reference number clearly marked on the envelope) should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 17th March 2017.

In addition to the hard copies, an electronic applications in PDF Format should be sent to the Chairperson of Council using the following e-mail address:

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