VACANCY: THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

Appointment of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors

  1. The University Council shall appoint Deputy Vice-Chancellors on such terms and conditions, as the Council shall prescribe.
  2. The Deputy Vice-Chancellors will be university professors or equivalent and be experienced in the respective areas of function.
  3. The Deputy Vice-Chancellors shall be appointed for a term of four years, which could, upon expiry, be renewed for only one further term of four years.
  4. A Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall cease to hold office at the expiry of his/or her tenure of office, or upon resignation from office, or if the University Council terminates the services in accordance with the terms and conditions of service.
  5. The Functions of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the University shall be as presented below.

Functions of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Position Summary:

  • The DVC – Academic Affairs will be responsible for the effective leadership and management of the academic affairs of the University and work closely with the VC in ensuring the realization of the vision, mission, values, and strategic objectives of the University.
  • The DVC for Academic and Student Affairs will specifically provide academic leadership of the faculty, research engagements, educational resources, curricula development and implementation, and teaching and quality assurance of all academic programs.
  • The DVC for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for the students’ holistic formation, which involves creating a vibrant students’ community of integrity.

Functions of the DVC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs

  1. Shall report to the Vice-Chancellor;
  2. Be responsible for the academic and student affairs of the University;
  3. Assist the Vice-Chancellor in the administration of the University by having direct oversight of the faculty, curriculum, and quality of academic programmes;
  4. Guide the Deans of Schools, Faculties, Directors of Academic Institutes on the running of academic programmes;
  5. Supervise the Dean of Students in the implementation of goals and objectives, which include planning and staff enhancement, students’ holistic well being, orientation and retention strategies, develop and maintain campus culture and decorum, student leadership development and service, and liaison function.
  6. Be responsible for the quality of academic programmes and their compliance with prescribed standards internally and accrediting and professional bodies locally and externally, where applicable;
  7. Be responsible for ensuring that the University practices student-centered teaching and learning system and that the experience of students is enhanced by services that support their learning and development;
  8. Have oversight over academic support services, which include library services, placement services, co-ordination of the allocation of resources and facilities for academic usage, registry and safety in teaching areas;
  9. Promote academic research and innovations, partnerships and linkages with other institutions of higher learning as well as with potential employers;
  10. Be a member of the Senate and Management Board, and serve on any other committees by virtue of office or at the appointment of the University Council or Vice-Chancellor;
  11. Prepare and present teaching and research programs to the Senate for approval and oversee implementation of all aspects of planning, development and quality control of the extension studies and affiliated colleges.
  12. Assisting in formulating, for approval by the University Council, key institutional objectives, policies and strategies for maintenance of high academic standards for all the academic programs and research activities.
  13. Promote a learning environment that is supportive of the University’s mission, vision strategic objectives.
  14. Perform other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the University Council or the Vice-Chancellor.

Qualifications and Experience
The applicant must have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. A doctorate degree in a field that is relevant to the current position and, at least, the rank of an associate professor from a recognized University, and a track record of scholarly productivity.
  2. A minimum of 5 years experience in a senior educational leadership/management position or at least served as a Dean or a college/campus principal for at least 3 years.
  3. Demonstrable ability in the management of academic planning and programs, and management of the same at an institution of higher learning, and the capacity to motivate and counsel faculty and students.
  4. Experience in the running of university affairs, procedures and systems, and be well versed with the context of the Kenyan higher education system.
  5. Evidence of internationally recognized record of scholarship that shows capacity to lead and promote research activities in the University.
  6. Experience in resource mobilization, networking and fund raising.
  7. Experience in effective management of educational budgets and strong strategic planning skills.
  8. Experience in strategic planning, budgeting & financial management, change management, academic collaborations, and collegial shared governance.
  9. Experience with curriculum development and program review; knowledge of university rankings systems; and experience with institutional and program accreditation standards and processes.
  10. Be a person who is both people and performance oriented.

How to Apply:

  1. Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, 3 Sealed Recommendation letters, National Identity Card /Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
  2. Application should be submitted on or before 12th August 2016.
  3. Application should be addressed to The Principal, Tangaza University College.  P.O. BOX  15055-00509, Nairobi, Kenya.

NOTE: Tangaza University College is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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