Karatina University – Deputy Vice Chancellor.

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For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • have an earned PhD degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • be at least an Associate Professor in a recognized university;
  • have at least six (6) years of academic experience at a senior position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence
  • have demonstrable leadership in an academic and /or research institution, having served substantively with measurable results in senior administrative posts such as of a Deputy Vice Chancellor, Deputy Principal, Dean/Director, Principal of a Constituent University/College of a University/Campus or leadership of comparable levels in other similar institutions;
  • be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journal publications, University level books as well as project grants and awards; have demonstrated ability to mobilize and solicit for funds including enhancing the revenue base of the university;
  • be familiar with the national education policies and current trends in higher education worldwide;
  • have Excellent and proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • show good understanding of University functions and procedures coupled with a passion of promoting learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with the highest standards of quality, integrity and professionalism;
  • demonstrate capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market and society driven academic programmes;
  • be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in the profession (Where applicable); and
  • fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Vice Chancellor shall be reporting to the Vice Chancellor. He/she will be accountable to and under the general authority of the Vice Chancellor. His/her duties and responsibilities will include

  • having the overall responsibility of direction, organization of learning, research and Students Affairs programmes in the University;
  • reviewing and developing academic programmes as well as rules and regulations governing the implementation of approved/accredited academic programmes;
  • formulating guidelines for the effective management, implementation and evaluation of academic programmes;
  • coordinating the teaching and research and providing the necessary support needed by all academic programmes offered by the University;
  • being responsible for promoting and coordinating research, scientific publications, innovations, extension, outreach activities and technology transfer;

Method of Application

Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;
Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages and
community service, email address and telephone contacts;
Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:

“Application for the Position of Vice Chancellor – Karatina University”; OR “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Students Affairs) – Karatina University”;
OR “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Finance and Administration) – Karatina University” and delivered to:

Public Service Commission
4th Floor Commission House
Off Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30095-00100

Online applications may be submitted via email to: karatina2023@publicservice.go.ke All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 20th March, 2023 latest 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)