Gulu University New Job Vacancies for 2020

By | November 3, 2020

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Gulu University is a Public University established by Statutory Instrument No. 16 of 2003. The University was set to serve as a launchpad for equitable development in Uganda providing knowledge and skills and stimulating innovations in education, technology, economic advancement, and social development. The University is located in Gulu City with campuses in Kitgum District, Hoima City, and a Constituent College Project in Moroto District.

The Vision of the University is “To be the leading Academic Institution for promotion of Community Transformation and Industrialization for Sustainable Development”.

The Mission of the University is “To provide access to Quality Higher Education, Training, Research and Innovations for the Delivery of Appropriate Services towards Community Transformation and Sustainable Development”.

To achieve its Vision and Mission, the University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

A. ACADEMIC POSITION(S)
POSITION: PROFESSOR (FACULTY OF LAW)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M3 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To:  Dean Faculty of Law

Job Purpose:
To provide professional leadership in the development and implementation of the University’s Faculty of Law academic programmes and learners in his/her specialized discipline.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Reviews, develops, and implements new methods of instructions to reflect changes in the Law curriculum.
b) Instructs and evaluates the performance of learners/students in the specific area of specialization.
c) Conducts academic research and publishes research findings which contribute to the University research profile.
d) Develops and presents Academic research proposals for funding
e) Provides technical backup support to other academic staff in the area of specialization.
f) Participates in the University curriculum review and development in his/her area of specialization.
g) Supervises and evaluates the performance of post graduate students‟ academic research.
h) Examines students which includes setting, marking, grading and submission of results as per Senate policy.
i) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of PhD in Law related discipline from a recognized University
b) Must be a holder of Master‟s Degree in Law from a recognized University
c) Must be a holder of Bachelor of Laws from a recognized University
d) Postgraduate Diploma in Legal practice.
Either
e) A Professor from a recognized University
Or
f) At least three (3) years of University teaching experience after appointment as Associate Professor in a recognized University.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one PHD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least five (5) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
Or
g) Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one of which must be PhD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least twenty-one (21) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
h) Should have contributed to community service.
i) Demonstrated skills in leadership, effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
j) Excellent skills in research and grants project writing, implementation, and supervision.
With clear record of at least three grants awards „
k) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University curriculum reviews,
development, and implementation.
l) Must have effective communication skills.
m) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
n) Must be computer literate.
o) Must be 60 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment: The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: PROFESSOR (DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, FACULTY OF MEDICINE)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M3 (Teaching Science)
Reports To:  Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To provide professional leadership in the development and implementation of the University academic programmes and learners in his/her specialized discipline.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Reviews, develops, and implements new methods of instructions to reflect changes in the curriculum.
b) Instructs and evaluates the performance of learners/students in the specific area of specialization.
c) Conducts academic research and publishes research findings which contribute to the University research profile.
d) Develops and presents Academic research proposals for funding.
e) Provides technical backup support to other academic staff in the area of specialization.
f) Serves as an external examiner to other universities both national and international.
g) Participates in the University curriculum review and development in his/her area of specialization.
h) Coordinates the development of Manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
i) Supervises and evaluates the performance of post-graduate students academic research.
j) Delivers public lectures in academic conferences, seminars, and workshops.
k) Examines students and provides mentorship to examination processes as per the University’s Senate policy.
l) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a PhD in the relevant discipline.
b) Must be a holder of Master of Medicine (M.Med) Internal Medicine degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
c) Must be a holder of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
d) Must be registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners‟ Council, with a valid practicing license.
Either
e) A Professor from a recognized University
Or
f) At least three (3) years of University teaching experience after appointment as Associate Professor in a recognized university.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one PHD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least five (5) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
Or
g) Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
c. Must have successfully supervised at least Three graduate students and one of which must be PHD Student.
d. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least twenty-one (21) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers
h) Demonstrated skills in leadership, effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
i) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation and supervision. „
j) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University curriculum reviews, development and implementation.
k) Should have contributed significantly to community service.
l) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
m) Must be computer literate.
n) Must be 60 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M4 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To provide technical support in the development of the University academic programmes and learners in his/her area of specialization

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Participates in the review and development of the University curriculum.
b) Develops and implements new methods of instruction to reflect changes in the curriculum.
c) Develops manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
d) Supervises academic research for Masters and Undergraduate programmes.
e) Undertakes academic research and actively contributes to the development of the University research profile.
f) Develops and presents academic research proposals for funding.
g) Promotion of the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s).
h) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
i) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a PhD in any business-related field.
b) Must be a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance.
c) Must be a holder of Bachelor‟s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Either
d) An Associate Professor from a recognized University.
Or
e) At least three (3) years of University teaching experience after appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer in a recognized university.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one PhD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least five (5) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
f) Or Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least four 4 graduate students and one PHD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least eleven (11) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or two books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
g) Should have contributed to community service.
h) Effectiveness in communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
i) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
j) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University curriculum reviews, development, and implementation.
k) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
l) Must be computer literate.
m) Must be 60 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, FACULTY OF SCIENCE)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M4 (Teaching Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To provide technical support in the development of the University academic programmes and learners in his/her area of specialization

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Participates in the review and development of the University curriculum.
b) Develops and implements new methods of instruction to reflect changes in the curriculum.
c) Develops Manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision, and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
d) Supervises academic research for master‟s and undergraduate programmes.
e) Undertakes academic research and actively contributes to the development of the University research profile.
f) Instructs and evaluates students‟ performance.
g) Delivers public lectures in the academic conferences, seminars, and workshops.
h) Develops and presents academic research proposals for funding.
i) Promotion of the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s).
j) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
k) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a PhD in either Computer Science, Information Systems or Software Engineering.
b) Must have Masters of Science in either Computer Science, Information Systems, or Software Engineering.
c) Must have Bachelor of Science.
d) An Associate Professor from a recognized University
e) Or at least three (3) years of University teaching experience after appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer in a recognized university.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one PhD Student.10
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least five (5) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or three books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
f) Or Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least four 4 graduate students and one PhD Student.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least eleven (11) articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters or two books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers
g) Should have contributed to community service.
h) Effectiveness in communication; collaboration and networking, problem identification and solving, can undertake supervising and evaluating academic research projects.
i) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
j) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University curriculum reviews, development, and implementation.
k) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
l) Must be computer literate.
m) Must be 60 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: SENIOR LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, FACULTY OF SCIENCE)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M5 (Teaching Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To support the development and implementation of the University academic research and development programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Designs, prepares, and develops instructional methods and materials.
b) Delivers lectures and evaluates Masters and Undergraduate students’ performance.
c) Supervises Masters and Undergraduate academic research.
d) Develops manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision, and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
e) Carries out research and publishes academic papers in his/her field of specialization.
f) Participates in the review, development, and implementation of the University curriculum.
g) Provides technical support and support supervision to lecturers and other junior academic staff.
h) Participates in the development of University academic research proposals.
i) Actively engage with the community/industry to facilitate the practical orientation of students.
j) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a PhD in either Medical/Radiation Physics, Nuclear Science, Material Science, Space Science or Astronomy, Geophysics or Solar Energy Physics.
b) Must have Masters in Physics, specializingin Medical/Radiation Physics, Nuclear Science, Material Science, Space Science or Astronomy, Geophysics, or Solar Energy Physics.
c) Must have a Bachelor of Science in Education with Physics as a major or Bachelor of Science with Physics as a major.
Either
d) A Senior Lecturer from a recognized University
Or
e) At least three (3) years of University teaching experience after an appointment at the level of Lecturer in a recognized University.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least three (3) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or one book with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
Or
f) Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three (3) graduate students
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least six (6) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or one books with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers
g) Should have contributed to community service.
h) Effectiveness in communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
i) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
j) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends University curriculum reviews development and implementation.
k) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
l) Must be computer literate.
m) Must be 55 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: SENIOR LECTURER (FACULTY OF LAW)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M5 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Dean Faculty of Law

Job Purpose:
To support the development and implementation of the University academic research and development programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Designs, prepares, and develops instructional methods and materials.
b) Delivers lectures and evaluates Masters and Undergraduate students’ performance.
c) Supervises Masters and Undergraduate academic research.
d) Develops Manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
e) Carries out research and publishes academic papers in his/her field of specialization.
f) Participates in academic seminars, workshops and conferences at national and international levels.
g) Participates in the review, development and implementation of the University curriculum.
h) Provides technical support and support supervision to lecturers and other junior academic staff.
i) Participates in the development of University academic research proposals.
j) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
k) Serves on faculty/departmental committees and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a PhD in a Law-related discipline.14
b) Must be a holder of Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized University.
c) Must be a holder of Bachelor of Laws.
d) Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Either
e) A Senior Lecturer from a recognized University
Or
f) At least three (3) years of University teaching experience after appointment at the level of Lecturer in a recognized University.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least three (3) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or one book with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers.
Or
g) Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least three (3) graduate students
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least six (6) articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters or one book with ISBN Number from reputably recognized publishers
h) Should have contributed to community service.
i) Effectiveness in communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
j) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
k) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends University curriculum reviews development and implementation.
l) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
m) Must be computer literate.
n) Must be 55 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after the successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months (Where applicable).

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
a) To support the implementation of the students‟ academic and research programmes of the University

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students.
b) Participates in the development of Manuals and kits for the conduct, supervision, and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
c) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research proposals.
d) Supervises students’ academic research and industrial practice programmes and activities.
e) Provides technical support and support supervision to Assistant Lecturers and other junior academic staff.
f) Participates in the review, development, and implementation of the University curriculum
g) Actively engage with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
h) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
i) Must be a holder of a PhD in any Business-related field(s).
j) Must be a holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Procurement and Logistics.
k) Must be a holder of a Bachelor‟s Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management.
l) Must have either delivered three (3) Seminar papers or has two (2) publications in internationally recognized Academic journals.
m) Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or organization;
p) Demonstrated ability in effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
n) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
o) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends University academic research methodology, supervision, and development of learners.
p) Must have effective communication skills
q) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
r) Must be computer literate.
s) Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, FACULTY OF MEDICINE)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To support the implementation of the students’ academic and research programmes of the University

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students.
b) Participates in the development of Manuals and tools for the conduct, supervision, and evaluation of practical/clinical assignments to students.
c) Examines, assesses, and marks undergraduate students’ assignments/course works and end of semester examinations.
d) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research agenda.
e) Supervises students‟ academic research, community and clinical placements and activities.
f) Provides technical support and support supervision to Assistant Lecturers and other junior academic staff.
g) Participates in the review, development, and implementation of departmental, faculty and university curricula.
h) Actively engage with the community, teaching hospitals and stakeholders to facilitate practical, clinical and research training of students.
i) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
b) Must be a holder of a Masters of Medicine (M.Med) Psychiatry Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
c) Must be registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council, with a valid practicing license.
d) Demonstrated ability in effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
e) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
f) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University academic research methodology, supervision, and development of learners.
g) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
h) Must be computer literate.
i) Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To support the implementation of the students‟ academic and research programmes of the University

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students.
b) Participates in the development of Manuals and tools for the conduct, supervision and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
c) Examines, assesses, and marks undergraduate students’ assignments/course works and end of semester examinations.19
d) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research agenda.
e) Supervises students’ academic research and practical placements and activities.
f) Provides technical support and support supervision to Assistant Lecturers and other junior academic staff.
g) Participates in the review, development, and implementation of departmental, faculty and university curricula.
h) Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
a) Must be a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
b) Must be a holder of a Master of Science (MSc) in Human Anatomy Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
c) Must be registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council, with a valid practicing license.
d) Demonstrated ability in effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision and evaluation of academic research projects.
e) Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
f) Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University academic research methodology, supervision, and development of learners.
g) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
h) Must be computer literate.
i) Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To prepare instructional materials, conduct lecturers, supervise, and evaluate the students’ academic performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students;
b) Examines students which includes; setting, marking, grading and submission of results as per Senate policy;
c) Collects data and participates in the data analysis for the development of instruction manual and kits for practicals;
d) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research proposals;
e) Promotes the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s);
f) Guides and supervises undergraduate students‟ academic research and industrial practice activities;
g) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students;
h) Provides remedial teaching to students to enhance their understanding of the lecture topics covered by the senior academic staff;
i) Performs and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time;

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
i. A PhD in Literature and English Linguistics from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
ii.
(a)Either a Master of Arts in Literature or English Linguistics (with a track specialization in
the second year of the study Programme),
(b)Or a Master of Arts in Literature, or a Master of Arts in English Linguistics: Holders of either of the qualifications in (b) should have evidence of scholarly engagement in the alternative discipline beyond their Bachelor‟s degree through either conducting research or enrolment in a postgraduate Programme of study.
iii. At least a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor‟s Degree with English Language and Literature as the main subjects;
iv. Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or institution of higher learning;
v. Must have effective communication skills;
vi. Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
vii. Must be computer literate.
viii. Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To prepare instructional materials, conduct lecturers, supervise, and evaluate the students’ academic performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
j) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students;
k) Examines students which include; setting, marking, grading, and submission of results as per Senate policy;
l) Collects data and participates in the data analysis for the development of instruction manual and kits for practicals;
m) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research proposals;
n) Promotes the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s);
o) Guides and supervises undergraduate students‟ academic research and industrial practice activities;
p) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students;
q) Provides remedial teaching to students to enhance their understanding of the lecture topics covered by the senior academic staff;
r) Performs and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time;

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
i. A PhD in History from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
ii. Master of Arts in History from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
iii. At least a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor‟s Degree with History as the main subject;
iv. Evidence of pedagogical training either as a component of the Bachelor‟s Degree or as a stand-alone (e.g. PGDE) will be an added advantage.
v. Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
vi. Must have effective communication skills
vii. Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
viii. Must be computer literate.
ix. Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: LECTURER (DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To prepare instructional materials, conduct lecturers, supervise and evaluate the students’ academic performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a) Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students;
b) Examines students which includes; setting, marking, grading and submission of results as per Senate policy;
c) Collects data and participates in the data analysis for the development of instruction manual and kits for practicals;
d) Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research proposals;
e) Promotes the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s);
f) Guides and supervises undergraduate students‟ academic research and industrial practice activities;
g) Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students;
h) Provides remedial teaching to students to enhance their understanding of the lecture topics covered by the senior academic staff;
i) Performs and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time;

Person Specifications:
Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:
a) A PhD in either Development Studies or a field related to Development Studies including Social Science, Anthropology, and Geography from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
b) Masters in either Development Studies or Ethics of Development, or Social Sector Planning, or Peace and Development Studies, or Public Policy and Management or Rural Development from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
c) At least a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor‟s Degree in either Development Studies; or Social Work and Social Administration; or Social Sciences;
d) Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or institute of higher learning;
e) Must have effective communication skills;
f) Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
g) Must be computer literate.
h) Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

POSITION: GRADUATE TRAINEE (DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE, FACULTY OF EDUCATION & HUMANITIES)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M7 (Teaching Non-Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To support lecturers in the preparation of instruction materials, conducting of lectures, supervision, and evaluation of the students‟ academic performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a. Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students.
b. Examines students which includes setting, marking, grading and submission of results as per Senate policy.25
c. Collects data and participates in the data analysis for the development of instruction manual and kits for practicals.
d. Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic research proposals.
e. Promotion of the knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s).
f. Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
g. Provides remedial teaching to students to enhance their understanding of the lecture topics covered by the senior academic staff.
h. Participates in community outreach programmes.
i. Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
a) At least a Second-Class Upper Division Bachelor‟s degree in English Language and Literature.

Age limit
The applicant should be thirty-five (35) years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment
The appointment is on a non-gratuitable contract of two years, renewable once, a period within which the staff will be expected to finish his/her Master‟s Degree to be eligible for appointment to the next level.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

POSITION: DIRECTOR OF ICT SERVICES
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)26
Salary Scale: M3 (Non-Teaching Science)
Reports To: Vice-Chancellor

Purpose of the Job
To provide professional and technical leadership and coordinate Network, Audio-Visual, IT Infrastructure Management, Information Services and ICT Service Desk teams in line with the University Strategic Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) The develops and delivers ICT Services, in accordance with agreed service levels and performance standards, industry best practices and in alignment with the University’s objectives and national strategic initiatives.
b) Controls and manages ICT budgets and capital expenditure, ensuring expenditure within the ICT function is appropriately managed, based on lean management principles, quality of service commitment and performance management.
c) Provides ICT technical guidance on the negotiation, procurement and supply of ICT goods and services to the University in conjunction with the procurement, finance and legal professionals at the University.
d) Oversees all management matters within the ICT function.
e) Ensures that effective ICT provisions are in place to support the needs of the University.
f) Continuously reviews ICT Infrastructure, making capacity recommendations for improvement of local ICT Systems in support of ongoing business operations & future requirements.
g) Provides additional backstopping support and a technical point of escalation for all unresolved local ICT issues.
h) Reviews, develops and maintains ICT strategies, policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures that ensure the University is prepared for changes in the nature of its businesses.
i) Manages risks by monitoring and regularly reporting on key performance indicators and management processes within areas of responsibility and taking appropriate actions to achieve improved service delivery and business objectives.
j) Performs any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
a) Master‟s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering.
b) Bachelor‟s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering.
c) Demonstrable hands-on Linux systems installation, configuration and management experience, or professional certification in Linux system administration and configuration.
d) Demonstrable hands-on configuration experience in any of the following ICT spectrum (Microsoft Server 2016, Microsoft Windows 7-10, Office 365, Open-source network monitoring tools such as Cacti, Nagios, Isinga2, Zabbix, etc., Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) tools such as OpenNAC, PacketFence, FreeNAC, etc., Enterprise wireless network, Network Routing and Switching, Firewalls, Microsoft Hyper-V server and services, Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Joomla etc.).
e) Possession of at least any of the following ICT professional certification: Cisco Certified Network Professional, (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Oracle Certified Database Administrator (OCDBA), Microsoft Certified Databases Administrator (MCDBA), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Prince2, Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP),28
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) or any other relevant professional certification in the area of Network Security, Website Development etc. from a recognized institution.
f) A minimum of eight (8) years‟ experience in relevant work and five (5) years of which should have been at senior level management in a related field.
g) Member of an ICT professional body.
h) Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including internal and external colleagues, students, and other stakeholders.
i) Customer-focused and committed to the delivery of excellent customer service.
j) Strong leadership skills with resilience and a proven ability to lead, motivate, coach, and develop staff.
k) A commitment to teamwork and leading change, and a demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively, whether human or physical.

Age Limit
The applicant should be aged fifty-five (55) years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment
The appointment shall be on contract of five years renewable, based on satisfactory performance.

DIRECTORATE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
POSITION: SENIOR PLANNING OFFICER
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Non-Teaching, Non-Science)
Reports To: Director of Planning and Development

Purpose of the Job:
To provide professional leadership and coordinate Research, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation of the University policies, plans and budgets in line with the University Strategic Plan and the National Development Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Assists the Director to coordinate and analyze strategic plan options to guide the University in determining investment priorities and resources allocation.
b) Assists the Director to coordinate and support development and implementation of the University physical infrastructure development plans and projects.
c) Provides technical support to the University colleges and departments in planning activities, budgets preparations and the overall budget framework of the University.
d) Initiates, formulates, and manages recurrent and development budget policies for the University.
e) Establishes, develops, reviews, and maintains an appropriate system suitable for data collection, monitoring and evaluation of the University‟s physical and academic development programmes and projects.
f) Liaises with the Directorate of Human Resources in carrying out manpower planning and development for the University.
g) Liaises with academic and technical departments in determining priority interventions necessary for the academic and physical development of the University.
h) Performs any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
Must be a Ugandan citizen who possesses the following:
a) A Bachelor of Statistics and applied Economics or Quantitative Economics.
b) A Master‟s Degree in Education Policy Planning and Management or Statistics or Economics.
c) Post Graduate qualifications in Business, Management, Strategic Investment and Management from a reputable educational Institution is an added advantage.
d) Working experience of not less than five (3) years in planning in a reputable Organization.
e) Demonstrated ability to: Communicate effectively; consult, network and advise effectively both at individual and team level; and negotiating, building, and sustaining institutional collaboration and working linkages.
f) Excellent/visionary leadership, public relations, enterprising and innovative with commitment to Institutional growth and development.
g) Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible enough in addressing different situations.
h) Experience in management of Strategic Projects, Contracts, Financial and Human Resources in a reputable organization.
i) Should have excellent project proposal writing skills.

Age Limit:
The applicant should be aged forty-five (45) years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL UNIT
POSITION: SENIOR PROCUREMENT OFFICER
No. of Vacancies: I (One)
Salary Scale: M6.1 (Non-Teaching, Non-Science)
Reports To: University Secretary

Purpose of the Job:
To carry out routine procurement and disposal of assets activities and implement assignments in accordance with existing laws, regulations, and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Develops appropriate procurement systems, procedures, and guidelines for a procurement entity and Contracts Committee.31
b) Ensures Procurement processes are implemented in accordance with procurement laws, regulations, and guidelines.
c) Prepares and evaluates bid documents.
d) Manages contracts including preparing contract documents and issuing approved contracts.
e) Works closely with suppliers /stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
f) Compiles documents and maintains safe custody of procurement and disposal records.
g) Verifies procurement and disposal requisition.
h) Guides stakeholders on procurement procedures.
i) Liaises with end users and prepares draft procurement plan for the University.
j) Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
a) Master’s Degree in Procurement & Logistics Management or any other procurement related disciplines from a recognized institution.
b) Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain /Management or Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics or Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies / Materials
Management obtained from a recognized University.
c) Possession of full professional qualification certificate in Procurement and Supplies Management like Chartered institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or International Supplies Management(ISM) awarded by a recognized /accredited examining body /institution is an added advantage.
d) The applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience at the level of a Procurement Officer in a reputable organization.
e) High level of integrity excellent interpersonal skills.
f) Ability to effectively work under pressure.
g) Computer literacy and proficiency in relevant packages.32

Age Limit:
The applicant should be aged forty-five (45) years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.

MEDICAL UNIT
POSITION: MEDICAL OFFICER
No. of Vacancies: I (One)
Salary Scale: M7 (Non-Teaching Science)
Reports To: Dean of Students

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Plans and budgets for health services delivery activities in the University;
b) Manages and accounts for allocated medical, fiscal and other resources;
c) Diagnoses, treats and manages patients;
d) Coordinates the implementation of the Uganda Minimum Health Care Package within the University;
e) Requisitions for equipment, drugs and other supplies for medical care in the University;
f) Enforces adherence to health service delivery standards;
g) Participates in research activities and health data collection;
h) Manages and accounts for the performance of the staff of the University Medical Unit.

Person Specifications:
a) Must have an MBChB or its equivalent from a recognized University.
b) A Postgraduate Diploma in management health services from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
c) Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
d) Practical experience in planning, organizing and coordinating delivery of health care services.
e) Should have strong leadership and managerial qualities.
f) Concern for quality and standards;
g) Should be of high moral values and integrity.
h) Results oriented and able to work with minimum supervision.

Age Limit:
The applicant should be aged thirty-five (35) years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be permanent after successful completion of a probation period of 6 (six) months.


MODE OF APPLICATION
Suitably qualified and interested persons should either send applications online to the email address dhr@gu.ac.ug or submit six (6) hard copies of the application consisting of the following:

  1. Letter expressing interest in the job;
  2. Recent and original copies of passport size photographs attached to the application;
  3. A detailed and up to date Curriculum Vitae signed and dated by the applicant;
  4. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates;
  5. Copies of letter(s) of relevant appointments (where applicable);
  6. Copies of the National Identity Card;
  7. For positions No. 1-6, evidence of additional requirements should be provided;
  8. Reference letters from three (3) referees who should be advised to send their reference letters under confidential cover, either in hard copy or using the email address provided;
  9. Sealed applications with the position applied for indicated on the top right corner of the envelope;
  10. Applications and reference letters should reach the address below not later than 5:00 pm on 20th November 2020:

The University Secretary
Gulu University
P.O Box 166, Gulu

Please Note:

  1. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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