Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Career Opportunity in Kenya - Africa Nazarene University

Africa Nazarene University

Position Title: Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is a fully chartered, non-profit, Private Christian University and is part of a Network of 21 Higher Education Institutions sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International, with a mission to provide a holistic education that develops individuals academically, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically, to equip them with an appropriate mix of skills, competencies and Christian values to enable them to go into the world well prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of their time.

The University seeks to engage suitable and qualified candidates to offer academic teaching and learning in the following areas:

Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Ref: ANU/SHSS/01/12/22

Job Purpose: Responsible for managing teaching, research, and related academic and administrative duties across the school.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD. in any of the following areas; Education, Counseling Psychology, Governance Peace and Security or Mass Communication
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial position
  • A minimum of thirty-two (32) publication points as a Lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty-four (24) should be from refereed scholarly journals.
  • National, Regional, and international recognition for research.
  • Supervised at least three (3) post-graduate students to completion as a Lecturer or equivalent.
  • Attracted research funds as a Lecturer/Research Fellow.
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Must have attained minimum of Senior Lecturer

General Expectations:

  • Demonstrated Teaching skills as evidenced by student evaluation and peer reviews.
  • Demonstrated evidence of success in some major non-teaching responsibilities at the University
    or other reputable organization will be an added advantage.
  • Conversant with online teaching and pedagogy.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the academic programs in the school and enforce quality assurance as required by Senate, under various rules and regulations, to ensure that acceptable standards of teaching and research are maintained across the school
  • Develop and monitor implementation of the school’s strategies, policies, procedures and standards.
    Articulate University policy and procedures to staff in the school and ensure that school policies are
    consistent with those of the University
  • Manage teaching delivery in the school
  • Manage research and publishing of findings in the school
  • Manage the development of curriculum in the school
  • Manage timetabling, course scheduling and allocation of faculty in the school. Manage approval of faculty workload plans and ensure each department in the school has necessary resources
  • Convene and moderate school meetings. Collate agenda items and ensure detailed minutes are provided.
  • Represent the school in the Institute/ Centre/ Board/ Senate and any other bodies/ committees of the University as required in the statutes
  • Manage the examination process in the school
  • Teach, and conduct research within a specialist subject area
  • Manage the school’s graduation list preparation
  • Manage professional growth and development of staff in the department. Make recommendations with respect to discipline, probation, advancement and promotion of academic staff within the school
  • Support marketing and community outreach efforts and activities in the University. Promote
    collaboration and partnerships efforts, working closely with strategic partnerships and external
  • Develop a plan, process and tool for evaluating course offering for continuous improvements
  • Develop and monitor the school annual plan and budget
  • Mentor, coach and supervise subordinate staff
  • Provide technical advice and reports to management when required

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
  • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the function
  • Ability to sell the vision of the university
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
  • Strategic management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizing and planning skills

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through the email not later than 3rd January 2023 enclosing a Professional portfolio, copy of National Identity Card, Curriculum Vitae with details of current post, salary and other financial benefits, certified academic and professional certificates, testimonials, names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer).

Kindly indicate job title and reference number in the subject of the email.

In addition to the formal application, you are also required to fill out the form in this link as part of the application process – Online Application Form.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and will be required to provide Clearance Certificates from Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Credit Reference Bureau, Kenya Revenue Authority, and Criminal Investigation Department.

ANU is an equal opportunity employer, and any canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

The Vice Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200