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21 May 2017

Lecturer Horticulture Job in Kenya - Pwani University

Pwani University is a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifi. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge while sustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international
standards and encouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research. The University invites applications from suitable, qualified candidates to fill the position of Lecturer in Horticulture

Grade 12:REF: PU/ADV/5/5/2017.

Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3) year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship, or any other reason.

Qualifications

  • An earned PhD in Horticulture or equivalent qualification from an accredited and recognized university.
  • Be registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable)
  • Have evidence of contribution to university/research institution through activities such as participation
  • in departmental management, students’ academic/research advising, school or university/institutional
  • meetings, committee membership and related matters.
  • Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc.)

Skills

  • Applicant should demonstrate
  • Ability to teach/conduct research and supervise students and/or staff.
  • Ability to design and Develop academic programmes and curricula
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Conflict management
  • Supervisory skills
  • Team building skills

Publications
Applicants must have a minimum of twenty four (24) publication points, of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed Journal papers.

Responsibilities

  • Identify research needs in society in order to inform potential areas of research and contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Develop and write proposals to inform and justify the need for research and source for funds in accordance to donor regulations and ethical standards.
  • Conduct research by implementing objectives through use of relevant methods to increase in the body of knowledge.
  • Disseminate and share research findings through to inform an influence policy and provide solutions to societal needs
  • Aid the University to meet its mandate white contributing to individual development and standing of the University in research matters.
  • Grade and supervise undergraduate and post graduate students to conduct their research in accordance to ethical and quality standards.
  • Develop and review institutional curricula to ensure quality and cater for advancement in the body of knowledge and meet market needs.
  • Prepare for lectures for systematic and effective delivery of content.
  • Prepare teaching and instructional materials for students to maintain standards and uniformity and ensure effective delivery of the teaching process.
  • Deliver the curricula through innovative methods to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain appropriate contact hours with students for effective learning by abiding to the scheduled timelines.
  • Set, moderate, administer, mark, compile, report, and process exams to meet University academic standards to evaluate acquisition of knowledge and ensure quality.
  • Participate in attachment, field trips and teaching practice to equip students with on the job training and skills.
  • Monitor students’ performance, progress, produce timely feedback, and seek ways to improve performance and content retention.
  • Provide career guidance and student mentorship programmes provision during consultation hours to
  • produce all rounded and well-grounded individuals.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained by ensuring students abide to policies and regulations in class attendance and examination discipline.

Community Service and Outreach Responsibilities

  • Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  • Establish linkages for students exchange programs and attachment for purposes of training and capacity building
  • Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  • Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Head of
  • Department, Dean of Faculty or other Officer of the University in accordance with the University statutes.

TERMS OF SERVICE
Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances. Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position.

Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to

The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Applications should include an up to date CV, giving details of applicants age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and  contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates and persons living with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday 30th May 2017. Applications received later than this date will not be considered

Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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