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Vice–Chancellor Job at Chuka University

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Chuka University is a public institution established through a legal notice No. 161 of 2007. It was a constituent College of Egerton University and the successor of the former Egerton University Eastern Campus College, Chuka.The Campus College was established on 27th September 2004, by Egerton University Council to enhance access to high quality and affordable University education to the people living in the Eastern region and Kenya at large.


The Vice-Chancellor shall report to the University Council. His/her duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • being the Accounting and Chief Executive Officer of the university;
  • being the academic and administrative head of the university;
  • being responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting the academic image of the university;
  • oversee the implementation of policies, strategies and programmes of the university;
  • implementing Council decisions and resolutions;
  • providing strategic innovative and creative direction and leadership to the university by competitively positioning and representing the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • organizing and administering programmes of the university;
  • facilitating and maintaining cooperation with government institution, regulatory agencies, local and international institutions of higher learning and other stakeholders;
  • providing leadership in enhancing e-learning as well as harmonizing it with traditional face to face on campus learning programmes;
  • directing, organizing and the administration of programmes of the university;
  • undertaking public relations, fund-raising and general development of the university;
  • chairing the Senate and the University Management Board; and
  • carrying out any other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Council as provided for in the Universities Act 2012, University Charter and Statutes

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a professor and holder of an earned Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least 10 years of demonstrable leadership at senior level in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with measurable results in the position of a Dean/Director, Principal of a Constituent University/College or as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of a university;
  • have demonstrable knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for managing a university;
  • have demonstrated management capacity including knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act No. 18 of 2012, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act No. 33 of 2015 and Strategic People Management;
  • have supervised and mentored students in Masters and PhD Degree Programmes in addition to being an accomplished scholar with proven track record in continuing research and publications on pertinent contemporary issues;
  • possess a proven track record of continuing research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs, book chapters and books;
  • have demonstrable experience in networking and fundraising;
  • have demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership; and
  • be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
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