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Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning Research & Innovation) - Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;
(i) Be a Kenyan citizen;
(ii) be a holder of an earned PhD from a reputable university as well as well as a full professor or associate professor of a university recognized in Kenya
(iii) have had at least ten (10) years academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of Masters and Doctoral students;
(iv) have served successfully in a Senior Administrative and Management p o s i t i o n at the level of a either Dean/Director or Deputy Principal of a Constituent College/Principal of a Campus College in a university or in other comparable level(s) for at least three (3) years;
(v) have successfully demonstrated ability and competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic and research environment;
(vi) have a successful record of leadership in development and implementation of Research and extension programmes at University level;
(vii) be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal s k i l l s and h a v e a capacity to work effectively with, students and stakeholders;
(viii) show good understanding of university functions and p r o c e d u r e s c o up le d with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation;
(ix) have good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing university education training in Kenya;
(x) be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of university education;
(xi) be a registered member of professional association/s, where applicable, and be of good standing;
(xii) demonstrate ability in networking and capacity to mobilize resources and expand physical facilities necessary to cater for the increasing student enrolment and academic programmes and research activities; and
(xiii) be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Research and Innovation) will be in charge of Planning, Research and Innovation Division of the university. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
(i) overall responsibility for direction, organization and administration of planning, research and innovation programmes;
(ii) initiating, coordinating, implementation and monitoring of the strategic plan in line with master plans;
(iii) providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning, research and innovation;
(iv) coordinating workshops and seminars for outreach programmes on technology transfer;
(v) promoting knowledge and skills dissemination to meet the needs of the university, community and industry;
(vi) mobilizing and soliciting financial support for research and community extension programmes;
(vii) advising senate on the status of the development of research, extension and innovation programmes in conformity to national and international standards and legally recognized professional bodies; and
(viii) creating and maintaining collaboration and linkage with industry and community both locally and internationally for research and innovation programmes.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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