The South Eastern University College (SEUCO) which is located 17 km off the Machakos – Kitui road was established through Legal Notice No. 102 of 15th July 2008.
The objective of the University College is to play a leading role in the development and expansion of the opportunities for higher education and research in agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, water and environmental sciences on arid and semi-arid lands.
The College will develop into a centre of excellence for learning and research in dry land agriculture and farming systems within and outside Kenya.
The college wishes to fill the above referenced position with someone to spearhead attainment of the above objectives.
The successful candidate will be expected to meet the following requirements:
•Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. and be Professors/Associate Professors.
•They should have least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at senior level and possess demonstrated capacity for leadership in an academic/research environment.
•They must have held senior administrative posts such as, Dean/Director of a Faculty, School, or Institute in a recognized university.
•Applicants who have held positions equivalent to the advertised position and whose academic training and professional background is in the core programme areas of the college, will have an added advantage.
•In addition, candidates are expected to be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education and demonstrate potential to plan, develop and implement academic programmes, institutional linkages and managerial ability.
•Successful applicants are expected to have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism. Applicants should have been actively involved in research as evidenced by publications.
•Experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
As the Chief Executive of the University College, the successful candidate will:
•Be the academic and administrative head of the University College;
•Have overall responsibility of the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the University College;
•Coordinate development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University College;
•Maintain efficiency and good order of the University College and ensure proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations;
•Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning and development.
Terms and Conditions of Service
•Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and benefits, applicable for a Principal of Constituent University College of a public University in Kenya.
•Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance.
Applicants should submit detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses, telephone contacts and names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
They should also submit a two page statement of their teaching/education philosophy, research strategy and demonstrating how their past experience will enable them discharge the responsibilities specified for the post of Principal.
Applications (10 copies) and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post should be sent to the undersigned to be received before December 02, 2009.
P. O. Box 170-90200,
The closing date is December 02, 2009
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