DEAN OF RESEARCH
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff to fill the
post of Dean of Research tenable at Kamuzu College of Nursing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean of Research shall be responsible to the Principal for the following duties and
a) Providing leadership to academics in research across faculties and supporting
mentorship in research for junior members of staff.
b) Promoting engagement in interdisciplinary research across faculties and
externally with other relevant stakeholders.
c) Facilitating the development, implementation, monitoring and review of research
policies, plans, strategies and programmes
d) Managing and updating research data
e) Marketing and mobilizing resources for research agenda
f) Organizing and facilitating research dissemination and outreach activities
g) Budgeting for research activities
h) Providing strategic guidance in identifying and communicating opportunities for
i) Developing internal grant and pre-review mechanisms to ensure the strongest
possible proposals are submitted for review.
j) Assessing College research activities, processes and infrastructure and
k) Coordinating strategic activities of Research Centers
Qualifications and Competencies
1. PhD degree
2. Thorough understanding and experience in carrying out research for at least
3. Demonstrate leadership and team building skills
4. Demonstrated high level of professionalism and maturity, and an ability to
work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks in a team comprising
professionals with varying demands.
5. Experience in interacting with senior government officials, local and
Terms of Employment
The appointment is on contract basis for 4 years.
Method of Application
Application letters together with comprehensive curriculum vitae and names of easily
traceable referees should be sent to:
Kamuzu College of Nursing
Private Bag 1
Those internal candidates who applied for the Research Director post and are
interested in this post should indicate their willingness in writing to the above address.
Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged. Applications should be submitted not
later than 31st March 2017.