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Director of Academic Affairs and Research

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2019

Job Description

University of Hebron UHB is a private university that is established in July 2019 by a team of academic experts in Malawi. The University will open its doors in January 2020 with two School Colleges, School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development and School of Agribusiness and Sustainable Development. The University of Hebron is established with an intention of bridging the skills and knowledge gap existing in university graduates that are ushered into the labour market by different institutions of higher learning in Malawi and also usher in a cadre of graduates who are creative and innovative for transformation. At the helm of its training goals is the intention to develop highly skilled and talented professionals who are geared to turning the 21st century challenges into opportunities by combining their skills with cutting edge technology to create wealth. Our vision: To be a Centre of Excellence for Innovative Business and Entrepreneurship Development and Sustainable Development Practices for Social and Economic Development Our Mission: To be a leading World Class Social and Economic Sector University, committed to raising innovative business and entrepreneurial leaders and sustainable Development Practitioners that will contribute significantly towards social and economic development of Malawi and the world beyond through the delivery of cutting edge and demand driven programmes

As part of developing its structure and establishing the University’s academic and administrative team, the university has embarked on a recruitment drive and therefore inviting applications to fill in the vacancy as follows:

Job title: Director of Academic Affairs and Research

Department: Department of Academics and Research

Job summary

This position oversees the design, implementation, and monitoring of academic programs and public policies related to the statutory responsibilities of the National Council for Higher Education;

  • The incumbent oversees the department and provides leadership and supervision to the academic affairs staff;
  • promotes and leads in ensuring quality and acceptable outcomes from students through quality enhancement and benchmarking processes.
  • serves as liaison officer with institutional academic officers and management ;
  • Effectively lead and manage the research Issues of the institution, ensuring departments achieve a consistent level of quality in excellent research and knowledge output ;
  • successful generation of income to support research and knowledge activity, and facilitate cross-cluster activities.
  • Work across the university and with external stakeholders and funders to ensure a collaborative and effective approach to deliver the strategic vision with the best use of resources.
  • Source and nature of management provided
This is a three year contract ( renewable based on performance) post and reporting to the University Vice-Chancellor. The Director of Academic Affairs and Research ensures the efficient delivery of the academic programmes and works closely with faculty and staff in providing leadership and supervision to the academic affairs staff to coordinate academic class preparation and administration. The Director of Academic Affairs and Research is the first point of contact for any academic student enquires as well as corporate academic enquires in liaison with the Vice Chancellor. Staff management responsibility The Director of Academic Affairs and Research in responsible and accountable for all Academic and Research Staff. He /She is also responsible for the Assistant Registrar — Academic. The Director is also responsible for support staff within the auspices of Academics and Research.

How to apply

All applications with copies of current CV should be addressed to:

The Vice Chancellor,
Appointment and Recruitment Committee,
University of Hebron (UHB)
P.O. Box 1376

Email:  & copy to

not later than 30 November 2019

Skills Required

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