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Riara University  Senior Lecturer Job

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School: International Relations & Diplomacy (IRD)

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Position Function

The primary function of this post is the delivery and development of cutting edge

learning, teaching and scholarship at the Riara University School of International

Relations and Diplomacy. Under the supervision of the Dean, the Senior Lecturer will

be in charge of the Global & Language Studies Centre (GLASC), a program within the

School of IRD.

The School of International Relations and Diplomacy is one of the fastest growing

faculty of the University. The school’s vibrancy has led to increased enrollment, and

broadened global partnership base, leading to development of new programs,

including foreign languages (French, Mandarin and Arabic). The holder of this

position is therefore, pivotal in sustaining the growth strategy and ensuring the

quality of learning and assessment of foreign languages and diplomatic practice.

We seek an individual who can foster and develop successful collaboration within and

outside the University in order to expand the foreign language outreach.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching is central to the role of Academic Staff:

  • The post holder will be expected to oversee the growth of the Global &

Language Studies Centre as the regional hub for foreign languages and

diplomatic practice;

  • He/she will offer leadership in developing demand driven course materials

and supervision of teaching and assessment of foreign languages and

mainstream international relations and diplomacy courses;

  • Work closely with the dean, and team members to develop and enhance

delivery of curriculum through blended learning (face-to-face and online

learning platforms);

  • He/she will carry the teaching load which reflects workload equity across all

staff and be involved in at least some of the large classes and in teaching both

undergraduate and post graduate students;

  • Deliver instructor led sessions, monitor student progress during training,

provide support and advice to enable the students to gain competence in the

units taught;

  • Assist the School in identifying, developing and rolling out marketing

strategies and activities for the foreign languages;

  • Actively monitor and respond to the department’s curriculum development

initiatives at international, regional and local levels.

Research and scholarship:

  • Harness his/her own capacity and that of other staff members for conducting

research aimed at producing cutting edge publications in peer reviewed

journals, book chapters and books;

  • Forge partnership with universities and other relevant stakeholders to design,

and deliver on regional and global scholarly conferences;

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and junior staff in developing their

capacity for teaching and research;

  • Assist in identifying research and scholarship opportunities and actively

participate in development of proposals, and funding concept notes;

  • Develop partnerships for securing social and monetary resources to conduct

research in his/her field of specialization;

  • Guide and supervise both undergraduate and post-graduate students in project

papers and research;

  • Foster the culture of research within the school and expose junior staff to useful

networks inside and outside the university.

Community Service:

  • Contribute to mentorship and supervision of students undergoing internship

and community service;

  • Identify opportunities for students to participate, including students’ led

workshops, seminars and competitions;

  • Assist in organizing and guiding students to participate in community service,

and similar platforms that enhance student’s life-long learning and

professional development;

  • Contribute to the University’s vision by forging close working relationship

with colleagues and staff at large.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. PhD in international relations, or subjects related to global studies, political

science, and peace and conflict studies or as appropriate to the discipline of

international relations and diplomacy.

  1. Should be able to meet the requirements for the position as per the Harmonized

Criteria and Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Academic Staff in

Universities in Kenya (including the number of publications), which can be

found on the Commission for University Education’s Website

  1. Creative and innovative team player.
  2. A confident individual with proven ability to develop and manage public and

private sector linkages and partnerships.

  1. Expert knowledge in their field as well as relevant experience and the ability to

teach, using a variety of student-based learning approaches, on a range of

academic and professional programs.

  1. Ability to plan and organize public lectures, workshops, and conferences.
  2. A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  3. Action oriented person with excellent writing and editorial skills as well as a

proven track record of effective administration and research experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet or exceed the above expectations are

invited to apply for the position by sending their CV, 3 referees’

contacts and cover letter indicating the current and expected gross

salary, addressed to the Vice Chancellor by 12th April 2022.

Send applications by email to; [email protected] with the email

title as; Senior Lecturer Job Application.

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