Africa International University: Director, Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR) Job in Kenya june 2012
In addition they should have proven exposure in matters of ethics, law and governance at national and or international scope.
Overall Job Purpose:
Reporting to the DVCAA, this position provides strategic vision, leadership and administrative oversight for academic programs in ISAR and gives guidance and direction in the areas of management of human and financial resources.
- Develop, articulate and present the vision for ISAR and translate this vision into strategic goals by developing the unit assessment plan related to AIU mission and strategic planning objectives.
- Provide curricular leadership in relation to University-wide goals by initiating, sustaining, delivering, or eliminating academic programs and school core curricula in accordance with strategic planning goals.
- Ensure that curriculum planning, program development and community engagement activities support excellence in scholarship, research, teaching and learning.
- Develop and review academic policies which may be recommended for the University policies and procedures.
- Oversee all the Academic matters related to ISAR, and serve as chief advisor to the DVCAA on the same.
- Give leadership to articulation of fresh expressions of theology of mission of God and its full expression in African contexts, evaluating the needs and African realities that create opportunities to serve.
- Plan and implement programme of seminars, conferences, courses, consultancies, and research initiatives for centre.
- Continuously study the market to seek additional options to initiate income generating projects.
- Write or assist in drafting grant proposals.
- Take responsibility for human resource management of unit faculty and staff.
- Develop and be responsible for the budget of the School, as cost-centre manager.
- Be available for counseling students on academic related matters as may be referred to him or her by the HODs or Centre Coordinators within ISAR.
- Prepare reports on ISAR as may be requested by the DVCAA from time to time – whether for Vice Chancellor/Senate/Governing Council, Accrediting Bodies, Donors etc.
- Serve as Chair for the ISAR Academic Board.
- Take teaching load as assigned by the DVCAA.
- Do any other duties as may be requested by the DVCAA
- PhD degree in the appropriate academic discipline.
- A minimum of five years experience at the equivalent of the associate professor or full professor level in a higher education environment combining academic instruction and administration.
- Conversant in technological innovation in the discipline.
- Must be a committed evangelical Christian
- Excellent leadership, decision-making, management skills.
- Ability to organize, motivate and work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
- Personal qualities of self-confidence, creativity, determination and ambition.
- Ability to be proactive, to work with little supervision and meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to formulate, interpret, adapt and apply policies and regulations.
- A demonstrable ability to integrate faith, life and learning
- Competency in MS Office Applications
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com including only cover letter, detailed resume and duly filled job application form.
The Vice Chancellor’s Office,
Africa International University,
P.O. Box 24686 – 00502
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Deadline for application is Monday 18th June 2012 before 5pm.
All positions will be kept open beyond the application deadline until they are filled.
All academic and non-academic staff are required to be faithful to the evangelical faith and practice and to the Christian ethos and code of conduct of the university.
Note: Student admissions are in September, January and April.