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Pwani University   |   Kilifi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Lecturer in Plant Breeding & Biotechnology

  • Post-graduate education
  • Teaching, training
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

REF: PU/ADV/18/2/2018
Pwani University, a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifiis an equal opportunity employer. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledgewhile sustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international standardsand encouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research. The University is seeking to recruitcompetent and professional staff at the level of Lecturer in Plant Breeding & Biotechnology Grade 12.

• 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.
• 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.


Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  1. Develop and review institutional curricula to ensure quality and cater for advancement in the body of knowledge and meet market needs.
  2. Prepare for lectures for systematic and effective delivery of content
  3. Deliver the curricula through innovative methods to transfer knowledge and skills.
  4. Maintain appropriate contact hours with students for effective learning by abiding to the scheduled timelines.
  5. Prepare teaching and instructional materials for students to maintain standards and uniformity and ensure effective delivery of the teaching process.
  6. Set, moderate, administer, mark, compile, report, and process exams to meet University academic standards to evaluate acquisition of knowledge and ensure quality.
  7. Establish linkages for students exchange programs and attachment for purposes of training and capacity building
  8. Participate in attachment, placements, field trips and teaching practice to equip students with on the job skills.
  9. Monitor students’ performance, progress, produce timely feedback, and seek ways to improve performance and content retention.
  10. Provide career guidance, Academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students during consultation hours to produce all round and well-grounded individuals.
  11. Ensure quality standards are maintained by ensuring students abide to policies and regulations in class attendance and examination discipline.
  12. Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in research activities
  13. Identifying research needs in the society in order to inform potential areas of research and contribute to the body of knowledge.
  14. Develop and write proposals to inform and justify the need for research and source for funds in accordance to donor regulations and ethical standards.
  15. Conduct research by implementing objectives through use of relevant methods to increase in the body of knowledge.
  16. Disseminate and share research findings to inform and influence policy and provide solutions to societal needs.
  17. Aid the University in meeting its mandate while contributing to individual development and standing of the University in research matters.
  18. Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  19. Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  20. Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  21. Participating in preparation of Department and Faculty strategic plans and other departmental activities.
Community Service and Outreach Responsibilities
  1. Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  2. Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  3. Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  4. 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.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kilifi
Area of work: Teaching, training
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Developing curriculum and teaching guidelines; University teaching; Educational testing; Exam preparation and grading; Mentoring and coaching
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Pwani University

Education, academicCompany size: 500-1000 people

PU is proud of that all its programs have received the required accreditation by professional bodies. This is on top of the many industry partnerships that the University has initiated. Professional bodies accrediting our courses include the Nursing Council of Kenya, the Medical Practitioners and Dentists, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, among many.Mentoring teams students The dean of students and the academic departments oversees a mentorship and career advisory service for students during the time of study. At the end of the course, students are assisted to develop "employer attracting" resumes and coached for interviews. Mentoring teams sometimes consisting of alumni provide industry/ market insight, employability skills. These teams can assist you with contacts of potential employers.

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