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Thursday 10 April 2014

Lecturer - Development Studies - Uganda Christian University

Job Title: Lecturer - Development Studies
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

In 2004, the Government of Uganda granted a charter to Uganda Christian University – the highest level of national accreditation. UCU was the first private University to receive such a charter from the Government.

Job Summary: The Lecturer - Development Studies will primarily conduct research, teaching, mentoring, supervision and administration within the department, especially in the area of Development Studies.

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.

The ideal candidate for the Lecturer Opportunity should possess a Master’s degree in Development Studies from a recognised Institution of Higher Education.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree Development Studies or related social Science field from a recognised Institution of Higher Education

Skills and Experience:
At least three years teaching experience at University level; evidence of ability to teach and supervise academic work by undergraduates and Masters students
Excellent track record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications, or other research outputs in the area Development Studies
Excellent interpersonal , oral and written communication skills
Mature, demonstrated Christian commitment and a high level of integrity

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
Pilkington Building
Po Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: Thursday, 17th April 2014 by 5:00p.m.