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Recruitment of Vice-ChancellorInstitutional 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 Universitys
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
Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the Universitys
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
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.
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
Applications and the referees confidential reports on the applicants suitability
for the post should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 14th
The Chairman of CouncilMeru University of Science & TechnologyP.O. Box 972 -
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.must.ac.ke
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Meru University of Science &
Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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