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Vacancies

Executive Dean

School: Strathmore University Business School

Reports to: Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs

Basic job Summary: To be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and strategic direction the School needs to achieve its goals and ensure enhanced student experience through quality curriculum delivery and research in the School.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development and attainment of the School’s strategic plan aligned to the University’s overall strategy.
  2. Advise the DVC Academic and Student Affairs on policy directions and strategic initiatives that impact and enhance effective provision of the School’s programs.
  3. Manage day to day operations of the School by preparing the School’s budget proposals and supervise implementation of the same.
  4. Oversee sustainability and financial viability of the School by collaborating with the Marketing and Communications Office and Admissions Services Department in conducting market research and in the promotion of the School’s academic programmes.
  5. Lead initiatives for attainment of the School’s admission targets by working in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Department.
  6. Engage in fundraising activities for the School and establish collaboration linkages and networks with the Government, Development and Private Sector players for purposes of attracting research funding.
  7. Ensure existing and new policies and decisions made by the University’s governing bodies such as University Council, University Management Board, Academic Council and their respective committees are systematically implemented and communicated to students and staff in a timely manner.
  8. Oversee curriculum development including development/amendments of the syllabi and regulations for faculty courses/programs and ensure that the curriculum is responsive to the students’ and market needs.
  9. Manage the School’s staff establishment by participating in sourcing, and recruitment of staff and creating a conducive culture in order to maintain the School’s academic standards.
  10. Promote and foster academic and professional development of academic, administrative and support staff working in the School through continuing education and best practice performance management practices.
  11. Overall responsible for the promotion of research in the School so as to enhance teaching, learning and the School’s research profile.
  12. Promote and maintain a continuous improvement approach to quality assurance and improvement of learning and teaching in the School’s programs based on the University’s academic quality assurance framework, and providing reports on academic quality assurance.
  13. Contribute to the overall leadership of the University through the academic council by providing necessary advice and critic to University wide academic decisions.
  14. Ensure that students enrolled in the School are supported to get placement for community and industrial attachments and that supervision and evaluation of the intended experiential learning is done as per the University’s standards.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

PhD holder in a relevant field and at the level of a Senior Lecturer

Experience:

  1. 10 years of University teaching experience with 5 years’ experience at a managerial position
  2. Experience in teaching & learning, research and administration

Others:

Be a member of a relevant professional body

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  1. Integrity – Operate within the highest ethical stan dards and integrity in all aspects of the position
  2. Motivated/Results oriented – Established record of personal drive and the determination to succeed
  3. Mission oriented – Passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a disciplined desire to achieve the mission
  4. Listening skills – Must be an active listener to en sure client needs are fully understood and met
  5. Influence – Skilled at directing and motivating oth ers towards personal, academic and professional success.

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting Executive Dean on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 14th April 2018.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deputy Executive Dean

School: Strathmore University Business School

Reports to: Executive Dean

Basic job Summary: The Deputy Executive Dean will be responsible for supporting the Dean in academic and administrative responsibilities, maintaining and developing the School’s excellence in learning and teaching in line with the University’s learning and teaching strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Manage implementation of all academic programs offered by the School, including planning, resource allocation, evaluation and continuous improvement.
  2. Manage development of the School’s human capital in collaboration with the Dean and Human Resources Business Partner – Academics.
  3. Ensure that learning and teaching activities of the School are undertaken in accordance with the governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University Council, University Management Board, Academic Council and their respective committees.
  4. Monitor the School’s curriculum and ensure that it is responsive to the students’ and market needs by facilitating the development/amendments of the syllabi and regulations for faculty courses/programs.
  5. Promote research links and engagement within the School, across the University and with external parties by disseminating and implementing good research practice.
  6. Lead quality assurance processes for the School’s learning activities.
  7. Represents the Executive Dean as and when expected.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

A PhD Holder in a relevant field and at the level of a Senior Lecturer.

Experience:

  1. At least 8 years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years’ experience at a managerial position
  2. Experience in teaching & learning, research and administration
  3. Must be a member of a relevant professional body

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  1. Integrity – Able to operate within the highest ethi cal standards and integrity in all aspects of the position
  2. Motivated/Results oriented – Established record of personal drive and the determination to succeed
  3. Mission oriented – Be passionate about helping othe rs; ownership spirit with a disciplined desire to achieve the mission
  4. Listening skills – Must be an active listener to en sure client needs are fully understood and met.
  5. Influence – Should be skilled at directing and moti vating others towards personal, academic and professional success.

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting Deputy Executive Dean on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 14th April 2018.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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