Vacancy advert for Dean-FEST
The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is one of the special public universities in Kenya whose strategic
objectives are teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community service and extension.
Beyond this, TU-K offers education and training that is focused on application of technological knowledge
and skills. The University also engages in innovation and research with a keen sense of application
of such research in the solution of societal problems as well as future, anticipated problems.
Innovativeness is a major guiding factor in the research at TU-K and also influences everything the Institution
is involved in, especially in the management and administration of its courses and resources.
The University invites applications from suitable qualified person to fill the position of Executive
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and the Built Environment.
EXECUTIVE DEAN, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT- GRADE XVI:
The Executive Dean of Faculty is the academic and administrative head of the Faculty. The Executive
Dean shall, under the general direction of the Vice-Chancellor, be expected to provide overall and strategic
management to the Faculty and to this extent shall have overall responsibility for the direction,
organization, and administration of the programmes within the Faculty.
Candidates for this position should possess an earned PhD or equivalent and be senior scholars of at
least the level of Associate Professor. They should have extensive experience in university teaching and
research, as demonstrated by supervision of postgraduate studies, and publications in scholarly journals.
They should also have at least five years of experience in university management or equivalent.
The Executive Dean shall be expected to provide academic leadership in her/his area of specialization
and shall be required to dedicate at least forty percent (40%) of her/his time to academic pursuits
including teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate shall thus be simultaneously appointed to
the position of Professor in the teaching Department of their respective field of specialization within the
University, and should therefore, in addition, be qualified to be appointed as such.
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment is organized into the following areas of study: Infrastructure
and Resource Engineering; Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Electrical and Electronic
Engineering; Architecture and Spatial Planning, Surveying and Geospatial Sciences; Construction and
Property Studies; Chemical and Biological Systems Engineering; Aerospace and Aviation Engineering.
TENURE AND APPOINTMENT
The appointment to this position is tenable on contract for a period of not exceeding five (5) years, as
maybe determined by the University Council with a possibility of renewal for a further term.
The remuneration shall be in line with the general wage structure in the Public University system in Kenya
and shall be at job Group XVI. In addition, there shall be attractive allowances and other benefits as
approved by Council.
Applicants should submit their application letter accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Applications for
the position should be sent to the undersigned on or before TUESDAY 30, 2019.The reference
number of the application should be clearly quoted on the envelope and in the applicant’s cover letter