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Reporting To: Associate Dean – Academics
Department: Strathmore University Business School
Basic Job Summary:
­The core function of a Graduate Assistant is to enhance the learning experience of the students by complementing the teaching and research activities of the Faculty to use the learning experience from their own undergraduate course to assist the Associate Dean in development, planning and conducting academic curriculum reviews that are relevant to student needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching and Learning:

  • To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities, including tutorials directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level.
  • To contribute to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.
  • To participate in the continuous assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.
  • To participate in the supervision of practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge.
  • To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led and scholarly approach to student learning.
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate and regularly update subject related knowledge base.
  • To undertake limited administrative duties as requested by the Head of Department.
  • To be familiar with subject-based pedagogy.
  • To engage in professional development to remain current and ensure application of recent advances in knowledge to teaching.
  • To conduct student practice sessions, discussion sessions, review sessions, and similar activities.
  • In addition, teaching assistants may be assigned to hold office hours, hold student seminars, evaluate student work, and to perform similar common academic duties.

Research Assistance:

  • To aid faculty in preparation of research proposals and implementation of research projects.
  • To assist in collecting various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects within the school.
  • To assist in keeping records of information obtained during research. ­is may include development and maintenance of a database of information, hard files, etc.
  • To assist in data analysis.
  • To prepare research reports.
  • To assist in conducting literature review in relation to research projects undertaken in the School.
  • Participate in the conduct of technical research required by the School.

Minimum Quali­fications:

  • First class honours degree or Upper second-class honours with exceptional qualities in Bachelor of Commerce, Management or Economics.
  • A Professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • Admission/Enrollment into Masters Course in the Faculty will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to research.

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented, with strong collaborative skills for teamwork and consensus building among staff and faculty.
  • Highly professional and very organized.
  • Able to prioritize and multitask.
  • High level of confidentiality required.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others in an academic environment.
  • Strong organization skills with an attention to detail.
  • Has the ability to produce concise and comprehensive reports.
  • Has personal initiative and works under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn and innovate as needs of University and Higher Education evolve.
  • Integrity and unquestionable work ethics.

Other: Availability to work on weekends and in the evening.


  • No prior experience required

How to Apply:

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 “Graduate Assistant – SBS” on the subject line to careers@sbs.ac.ke by the end of the day (5:30 p.m.) Wednesday 28th August 2019.

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

Reports to:  Executive Dean
Basic job Summary:

To be responsible for the establishment of research and innovation centres, publications, conferences and seminar series, working paper series and establishment of publications in the fields of business and management sciences. Responsible for the advancement of the research strategy of the Business School. To provide leadership, management, and oversight of the research, resources (human & financial) and innovation in the business school.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    1. To promote and facilitate lead-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the goals of the Business School.
    2. To build and provide sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at the Business School and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
    3. To develop networks between the research centres and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
    4. To develop mutual beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research of mutual benefit.
    5. To transfer knowledge to society through outreach (e.g. seminars, workshops, lectures, websites, conferences, publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property).
    6. To oversee the Professorial Chairs and Research fellows program.
    7. To lead strategic planning for the research centres to ensure that their objectives are aligned with the School’s Strategic Plan.
    8. To oversee the proper discharge of administrative duties of the research centre including supervising personnel, financial management, and operations.
    9. To report to donors and other stakeholders on funding and research outcomes.
    10. To manage the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met;
    11. To enhance the reputation of the research centres and the School by undertaking quality research and communicating that research to the society;
    12. To encourage and support the raising of funds for research conducted by the research centres.
    13. To provide semi-annual and annual evaluations of trends in research productivity, diversity, academic achievement and other measures of research outputs.
    14. To serve as a member on the Business School Management Board.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  1. PHD Holder in a relevant field and at the level of a Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Full Professor.
  2. Outstanding research record.
  3. Experience in research grant sourcing and managing large research programs such as centres, departments and large and complex research grants.


  1. At least 8 years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years’ experience at a managerial position. 

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  1. Integrity – operate within the highest ethical 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 – passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a disciplined desire to achieve the mission.
  4. Listening Skills – must be an active listener to ensure client needs are fully understood and met
  5. Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success.
  6. Strong team leadership skills.
  7. Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills.

Are you qualified for this position and are 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 Associate Dean – Research and Innovationon the subject line to careers@sbs.ac.ke by the end of the day (5:30 p.m) Thursday 29th August 2019.

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

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