Professors-School of Social Sciences

Faculty/Directorate: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES-SSS (View All Jobs)

Thika Deadline Mon,01 Mar 2021


Mount Kenya University(MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education, serving both private and Government sponsored students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as its Open Distance and Electronic Learning (OdeL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced Academic professionals witht he following qualifications:



  1. An earned PhD or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from accredited and recognized university.
  2. At least three (3) years teaching experience as the associate professor or equivalent and research experience.
  3. A minimum of sixty (60) equivalent publication points since attaining associate professorship or equivalent of which at least (40) should be from referred scholarly journal.
  4. Supervised a minimum of five (5) postgraduate students to completion at least two at doctoral level.
  5. Registered with the relevant professional body.
  6. Attract research or development funds as an associate professor or equivalent.

Key responsibilities also include


  1. Adherence to the teaching requirements as per the curriculum.
  2. Administration of Continuous Assessments Tests.
  3. Examination Setting, Administration & Marking.



Areas of Specialization

  1. English and Linguistics
  2. Kiswahili
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. Religious History
  6. Governance and Ethics
  7. Security Studies and Criminology
  8. International Relations
  9. Journalism and Media
  10. Film Studies
  11. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  12. Public Administration and Governance
  13. Mass Media & Communication
  14. Journalism and Mass Communication
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