Job in Meru University of Science & Technology meru Kenya 2013

Recruitment of Vice-Chancellor

Institutional Profile

Meru University of Science & Technology (MUST) was established as a fully-fledged University in Kenya through the Award of Charter by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki on March 1, 2013 in line with the Universities Act, 2012.
The Government of Kenya established Meru University College of Science & Technology as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology by upgrading Meru College of Technology in 2008.
MUST is situated 15Km from Meru town off Meru-Maua road.
The objective of the University is to play a leading role in the provision of quality and relevant University education; establish sustainable research initiatives that promote societal development; promote the development of Science, Technology and Innovation; benchmark the University with the best practices and standards across the world; develop and manage effective and efficient Human Resources; develop and implement a responsive service delivery system; and promote equity and access to University education.
The MUST Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to provide leadership to the institution in the position of Vice-Chancellor.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as provided in the Universities Act of 2012, the Meru University Charter and the University Statutes and shall include the following:-
  • Be the Chief Executive of the University;
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the University and represent the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • Be the academic and administrative head of the University;
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University’s master plan and the strategic plan;
  • Maintain efficiency and harmony of the University and ensure enforcement of the statutes and regulations;
  • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Academics, Finance, Planning and Development; General Administration; Research and partnership;
  • Play a key role in the facilitation and maintenance of linkages with government/regulatory agencies and other local/ international institutions of higher learning;
  • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the University’s objectives;
  • Applicants should meet the following requirements;
  • Be a holder of an earned Ph.D from a reputable University;
  • Be a full professor in a reputable University and in a field of study covered in the programmes of study within the University;
  • Should have served substantively with demonstrable results at least as a Principal of a Constituent University College or as a Deputy Vice Chancellor of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
  • Should have published in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization;
  • Have sound understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, human resource management, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements;
  • Be a leader with potential to plan, develop and implement academic programmes and develop strategic institutional linkages;
  • Have demonstrated ability to network, fundraise and mobilize resources that will be central to the development of the University;
  • Have excellent understanding of the current trends in university education and training in Kenya and globally;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in their profession;
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of chapter six of the constitution;
Terms and Conditions of Service
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government public service guidelines.
The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further period of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.
Application procedure
Applicants should submit ten (10) copies of curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships, linkages and community service), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses, and telephone contacts.
They should also provide names, telephone numbers, and contact addresses of three referees.
Applications and the referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 14th May, 2013.
The Chairman of Council
Meru University of Science & Technology
P.O. Box 972 – 60200
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meru University of Science & Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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