Strathmore University – SBS Graduate Assistant.

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JOB TITLE: Graduate Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Strathmore University Business School

REPORTING: Director, Undergraduate Programmes


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 Director, Undergraduate Programmes in development, planning and conducting academic curriculum reviews that are relevant to student needs.


1. Teaching assistance:

  • 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.

2. 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 and research hubs.
  • To assist in keeping records of information obtained during research. This may include development and maintenance of a database of information, hard files, etc.
  • 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 and the Research Hubs.
  • To assist in data analysis.
  • To prepare research reports

3. Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support services to the SBS undergraduate Administrative Offices.
  • Records Management in Administrative Office.
  • Preparation and updating of stakeholder satisfaction tools for self-evaluation assessment including employer, market, student, alumni, current students, faculty.
  • Analysis of stakeholder feedback for self-evaluation assessment report.

4. Other Duties:

  • The post holder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Head of Department.


The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Management or Economics from recognized institution.
  • Professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • No prior experience needed.


  • High level of Confidentiality.
  • Highly professional and very organized.
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal and Written).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Needs to be reliable and able to work on their own initiative.

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” on the subject line to by end of the day (5:30 pm) Wednesday 30th June 2021.

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

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.




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