Vacancy : Lecturer - Agriculture
Recruiting Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono,
Job Summary: The Lecturer - Agriculture will be charged with conducting research, teaching, mentoring and administration within Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences and Entrepreneurship. The incumbent will also oversee students’ practical attachments/ training at the university Farm.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated by the Dean of Faculty.
Actively engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities.
Supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate and graduate (Masters) students.
Significantly contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
Support the development of learning materials and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
Actively participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
Participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other assessments.
Offer pastoral care and support to students.
Take part in the administration of the department’s programmes of study and other activities as requested.
Significantly contribute to departmental, faculty, wide working groups or committees as requested.
Maintain own continuing professional development.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should hold a Masters degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics, management, agriculture, horticulture or crop/plant science from a recognized institution.
Ideally, he/she must have attained a Bachelors degree in Agricultural science or related fields
At least two years teaching experience at University level; evidence of ability to teach and supervise academic work by undergraduates and postgraduate students.
Certificates in animal husbandry an added advantage.
At least three years’ experience in agricultural production and marketing or working with/ training farmers.
Strong preference will be given to candidates with ability to teach other related courses like sustainable agriculture, agricultural extension and Masters of Agriculture in crop science and/or animal science and /or agricultural economics.
High personal Initiative
High degree of flexibility
Good communication skills
Excellent analytical skills,
Good management skills,
High participatory skills,
Good marketing and sales skills
High team ethic
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references.
Please remember to attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
The Director of Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Po Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Deadline: Thursday, 17th April 2014 by 5:00p.m.