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Aga Khan University (AKU) Jobs in East Africa

Friday, January 21, 2011

Provide extraordinary leadership in the developing world

Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a world-known and respected progressive organization that is committed to excellence in education, research, and community service.

Occupying a central place in the Aga Khan Development Network, AKU provides higher education in nursing, medicine, and education development and carries out research pertinent to the countries in which it serves and the developing world at internationally accepted academic standards.

Through a needs-blind admissions policy based on merit, the University imbues the most promising leaders and thinkers of tomorrow with an ethic of service and the skills to help communities solve their most pressing challenges while instilling the highest professional competence.

Building on its outstanding reputation and success, the institution is experiencing a period of dynamic growth and expansion in East Africa and requires new dynamic leaders to help turn exciting plans into reality.

More information on AKU can be found at:

Vice Provost, East Africa

As AKU continues to significantly expand in East Africa, the University seeks a proven academic leader to act as the Provost’s representative and oversee the development, quality, and operation of AKU-East Africa’s evolving academic footprint.

Reporting to the Provost, you will be charged with formulating and implementing academic policy for AKU - East Africa in conjunction with the Deans and Directors of the respective Colleges and Institutes in East Africa.

In fulfilling the duties of this newly created role, you will provide leadership for all aspects of undergraduate and post-graduate academic programmes, including matters related to faculty, students and curriculum in accordance with policies and guidelines approved by the Board of Trustees.

You are a proven scholar and academic leader who is ready to be the voice of academic initiatives in East Africa.

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Founding Dean, Arts and Sciences, East Africa

Based in Arusha, Tanzania, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, East Africa (FASEA) aims to become a global institution of academic excellence with regional relevance.

FAS-EA will enhance resilience in East Africa, specifically the capacities of local landscapes, communities, and institutions, to cope with the uncertainties and surprises of climate change, environmental degradation and globalization.

In doing so, FAS-EA will also focus on pluralism in its multiple forms. As the Founding Dean, you will have the unique opportunity to develop, launch and operate this world-class initiative.

As the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer for the Faculty, you will be the architect of the facilities, infrastructure, curricula, and human resources, all of which will be critical to the development of liberal arts education in East Africa.

You have the leadership, vision and academic credibility needed to take on and build this Faculty from concept to reality.

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Dean, Student Life, East Africa

As the inaugural Dean, Student Life in East Africa, you will build and shape a student service function focused on enhancing the overall quality of the student experience at AKU-East Africa to support the academic mission of the University.

Initially responsible for Nursing and Medical students in Nairobi, you will eventually assume responsibility for student life in the new Faculty of Arts and Sciences to be relocated to Arusha, Tanzania, in 2016. You are a builder and leader who has a passion for the student experience and who understands the East African context.

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For all of these exciting roles, the ability to travel and relocate to Nairobi, Kenya is required.

To submit an application, please visit the website link associated with the position you’re applying for above.

For further information about any of these exciting opportunities, please contact Derrick Chow , Barbara Quelch or Caroline Jellinck in the Odgers Berndtson Vancouver, Canada office at 0+11+(604) 685.0261

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