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Lecturer in History at Pwani University

REF: PU/ADV/01/03/2020



Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3) year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship, or any other reason. REQUIREMENTS

Academic Qualifications

Applicants MUST have a Bachelors Degree in History, a Master’s Degree specialization in History and an earned PhD in History or equivalent qualifications from an accredited and recognized university.

Experience  Applicants should:

  • Have at least three (3) years relevant work experience at University level or in a Research institution or Industry.
  • Have evidence of contribution to university/research institution through activities such as participation in departmental management, students’ academic/research advising, school or university/institutional meetings, committee membership and related matters.

In addition, applicants should

  • Be registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc.)

Skills and Competencies  

Applicants should demonstrate.

  • Ability to teach/conduct research and supervise students and/or staff.
  • Ability to design and develop academic programmes and curricula.
  • Leadership Skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Publications Applicants with publications will have an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Develop and review institutional curricula to ensure quality and cater for advancement in the body of knowledge and meet market needs.
  • Prepare for lectures for systematic and effective delivery of content
  • Deliver the curricula through innovative methods to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain appropriate contact hours with students for effective learning by abiding to the scheduled timelines.
  • Prepare teaching and instructional materials for students to maintain standards and uniformity and ensure effective delivery of the teaching process.
  • Set, moderate, administer, mark, compile, report, and process exams to meet University academic standards to evaluate acquisition of knowledge and ensure quality.
  • Establish linkages for students exchange programs and attachment for purposes of training and capacity building
  • Participate in attachment, placements, field trips and teaching practice to equip students with on the job skills.
  • Monitor students’ performance, progress, produce timely feedback, and seek ways to improve performance and content retention.
  • Provide career guidance, Academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students during consultation hours to produce all round and well-grounded individuals.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained by ensuring students abide to policies and regulations in class attendance and examination discipline.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in research activities
  • Identifying research needs in the society in order to inform potential areas of research and contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Develop and write proposals to inform and justify the need for research and source for funds in accordance to donor regulations and ethical standards.
  • Conduct research by implementing objectives through use of relevant methods to increase in the body of knowledge.
  • Disseminate and share research findings to inform and influence policy and provide solutions to societal needs.
  • Aid the University in meeting its mandate while contributing to individual development and standing of the University in research matters.
  • Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  • Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  • Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  • Participating in preparation of Department and Faculty strategic plans and other departmental activities.


Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances

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