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School of Law opportunities

Mount Kenya University is a Chartered and ISO 9001:2008 Certified university operating in East Africa.

The university recently acquired a new facility in Parklands, Nairobi and the School of Law subsequently relocated from MKU Towers, Moi Avenue, to the new facility. The move will enhance quality legal training.

Opportunities for Teaching Staff

In order to strengthen the academic and professional programmes, serve the growing number of students, and pursuant of our focus of being a centre of academic and professional excellence, Mount Kenya University School of Law wishes to recruit qualified academic staff as tabulated.

Dean School of Law

DEAN – SCHOOL OF LAW:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An earned doctorate of at least Ph.D level in Law or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  2. A Professor or Associate Professor of Law
  3. At least 8 years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full time Senior Lecturer
  4. Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students or two (2) Ph.D students since being appointed Senior Lecturer.
  5. Either (i) four (4) articles in refereed journals or (ii) Two (2) articles in refereed journals plus one (1) book by a reputable publisher, since being appointed senior lecturer.
  6. Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops
  8. Membership in a Professional body such as the Law Society of Kenya
  9. Evidence of administrative experience as either Dean or Head of Department in an academic environment for at least TWO years

Professors

PROFESSORS:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An earned doctorate degree of at least Ph.D level in a relevant field.
  2. 12 years of university teaching at lecturer level and above, at least five (5) of which as Associate Professor.
  3. Successfully supervised at least four (4) students including two (2) Ph.D students since being appointed Associate Professor.
  4. At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, or Two (2) articles in refereed journals plus one (1) book by a reputable publisher, since being appointed Associate Professor.
  5. Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  6. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops.

Associate Professors

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An earned doctorate of at least Ph.D level in law or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  2. At least 8 years of University teaching, four (4) of which as full time Senior Lecturer.
  3. Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students or two (2) Ph.D students since being appointed Senior Lecturer.
  4. Either (i) four (4) articles in refereed journals or (ii) Two (2) articles in refereed journals plus one (1) book by a reputable publisher, since being appointed senior lecturer.
  5. Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  6. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops.

Senior Lecturers

SENIOR LECTURERS:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An earned doctorate degree of at least Ph.D level in a relevant field.
  2. 5 years of university teaching, 3 of which as a full time lecturer after Ph.D degree qualification.
  3. Either 2 articles in referred journals, or one (1) book by a reputable publisher, since being appointed lecturer.
  4. Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  5. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

NOTE: Four (4) years experience in research institute be accepted in lieu of two (2) years University teaching.Reputable publisher means one who has submitted manuscripts for refereeing before acceptance for publication.

Lecturers

LECTURERS:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must be holders of a Ph.D degree or recognized professional qualification of equivalent status from recognized universities. Evidence of research publications will be an added advantage.
  2. The successful candidate will be required to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research and participate in other departmental activities.
  3. Applicants with LLM and at least 3 years teaching experience may be considered.
  4. Applicants registered for a Ph.D and able to show satisfactory progress will have an advantage.
  5. Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  6. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

 TERMS OF SERVICE:

The terms of service for the teaching posts of Lecturer and above include gratuity at the end of the contract term, a generous Medical Scheme, a House Allowance, Non-Practicing Allowance and a Commuting Allowance.The application letter should give full details of Educational and Professional qualifications, Work Experience, Present Post and Salary, applicant’s telephone number and E-mail address. Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) Referees who are up-to-date with the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

Applicants with qualifications earned in universities outside of Kenya are required to enclose a recognition letter from the Commission for University Education.

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 28th August 2015.
 

The Human Resources Director
Mount Kenya University
Main Campus
P.O. Box 342 -01000, Thika
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“MKU is an equal opportunity employer.”