Dean, School of Science and Technology at United States International University – USIU Africa

Application Ends: March 21, 2023
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Job Description

Job Purpose:

To provide exemplary strategic leadership in the School of Science and Technology that promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and a high quality working environment for faculty and staff.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Leading and coordinating the development and implementation of the School of Science and Technology strategic plan towards the achievement of the goals of the University’s strategic plan in a manner that promotes excellence in instruction, scholarly and creative productivity and service at the University.
  • Providing strategic and visionary leadership and promoting inclusive governance to foster excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and public service through robust engagement with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Effectively representing the School of Science and Technology in university-wide planning and budgetary processes and implementing university-wide policies and decisions at the school level.
  • Promoting strong communication within the School of Science and Technology, in the university, and with external constituencies.
  • Developing and managing the budget and fiscal affairs of the School of Science and Technology, overseeing utilization of facilities, leading and encouraging fundraising to meet the school’s needs and goals of the departments and programs, and faculty and students.
  • Cultivating and maintaining external engagements beneficial for student experiential learning and placement opportunities and faculty teaching and research, as well as in the outreach and public service efforts of the school.
  • Managing the establishment, review, and assessment of the School of Science and Technology academic and co-curricular programs to ensure continuous improvement of student learning and success, faculty teaching and scholarship, and institutional effectiveness.
  • Overseeing the appointment of faculty and staff, chairs of departments, and heads of centers and institutes in the School of Science and Technology; undertaking performance reviews of school administrators in consultation with faculty and staff, and overseeing processes of employee evaluation, training, and retention.
  • Evaluating overall School performance in teaching and learning, research, and in performance of service.
  • Providing recommendations to the University administration regarding sabbaticals and other leaves for faculty and staff.

Qualifications /Educational/Professional/experience

Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD in any field relevant to the Dean School of Science and Technology.

Professional Qualifications:

  • At least an Associate Professor in Rank in any one of the programs offered in the School of Science and Technology.
  • Experience: Management experience of at least three (3) years as a head of a department, institute, or center in an academic or research institution.

Personal Attributes & Competencies:

  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Management skills
  • Administrative and leadership experience preferably in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and develop relationships as well as partnerships within the University.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience.
  • Documented experience with budgets and personnel management.

Decision making:

  • Strategic decisions
  • Tactical Decisions

Problem solving:

  • Quality assurance
  • Conflict resolution

Method of Application

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter current CV and Certificates, to the following address Att: Director of Administration by 5.00pm, Monday, March 21, 2023. Please Indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email address.

Director Administration
United States International University – Africa
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi, Kenya