Latest Job Vacancies At Gulu University 2021

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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: Associate Professor (Department of Accounting & Finance, Faculty of Business & 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’s 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 to conduct, assessment, supervision, and evaluation of practical assignments to students.
d). Supervises academic research for graduate students.
e). Undertakes academic research and actively contributes to the development of the University research profile.
f). Develops and presents academic, social and community-based research proposals for funding.
g). Promotions knowledge of his/her subjects by conducting research and publication of own original work(s).
h). Actively engage 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:
a). Must be a holder of Ph.D. in any Business-related fields.
b). Must be a holder of Masters Degree in Business related fields (Accounting and Finance Options).
c). Must be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Business and Finance related fields.
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.
f). Must have successfully supervised at least three graduate students and one Ph.D. Student to completion.
g). 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
h). Minimum of five (5) years University teaching experience.
i). Must have successfully supervised at least four 4 graduate students and one PhD Student to completion.
j). 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.
k). Must be 60 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 six (6) 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 engages 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:
a). Must be a holder of PhD in Physics.
b). Must have Masters in Physics, specialising in a major field of Physics.
c). Must have 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 the appointment at the level of Lecturer in a recognized University.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least one (01) graduate student to completion.
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 of University teaching experience.
a. Must have successfully supervised at least one (01) graduate student to completion.
b. Should have evidence of continuous research including having published at least three (3) 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). Must be 55 years old or below at the time of application

Essential Skills / Compencies
a). Effectiveness in communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision, and evaluation of academic research projects.
b). Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
c). Practical knowledge of current issues and trends University curriculum reviews development and implementation.
d). Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
e). Must be computer literate.

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


POSITION: Assistant Lecturer (Department of Marketing & Entreprenuership, 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 support the implementation of students’ academic and research programmes of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
a). Prepares learning materials and delivers lectures to undergraduate students.
b). Conducts supervision, assessment and evaluation of course assignments to students.
c). Undertakes research to support the development of the University academic programmes.
d). Participates in the review, development, and implementation of the University curriculum.
e). Actively engages with the community/industry to facilitate practical orientation of students.
f). Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications:
a). Must be a holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
b). Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with second class upper in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
c). Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or organization;
d). Must be 45 years or below at the time of application.

Essential Skills / Competences:
a). Demonstrated ability in effective communication; collaboration, networking, problem identification and solving, supervision, and evaluation of academic research projects.
b). Excellent skills in research project writing, implementation, and supervision.
c). Practical knowledge of current issues and trends in University academic research methodology, supervision, and development of learners.
d). Must be industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision.
e). Must be computer literate.

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


POSITION: Assistant Lecturer (Department of Languages & Literature, Faculty of Education & Humanities)
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M6.2 (Teaching Non- Science)
Reports To: Head of Department

Job Purpose:
To prepare instruction 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 possess the following:
a). A Bachelor’s degree (at least 2.1) with English Language as a major
b). A Master of Arts in any of the following: Applied Linguistics (with English as the target language), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literature & English Linguistics (with specialization in English Linguistics), General Linguistics
d). Holders of the Master of Arts degree in General Linguistics or Literature & English Linguistics (with specialization in English Linguistics) should have a pedagogical qualification obtained either at Bachelor’s level or postgraduate level.
e). Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or institution of higher learning;
f). Must be 45 years or below at the time of application.

Essential Skills / Competencies:
a). effective communication skills;
b). industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
c). Must be computer literate.

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 & 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 include; 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;
j). Performs and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time;

Person Specifications:
Must possess the following:
a). A PhD in History from a reputable University or institution of higher learning
b). Master of Arts in History from a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
c). At least a Bachelor’s Degree with History as the main subject;
d). A pedagogical qualification is an added advantage.
e). Relevant teaching or research experience of not less than three (3) years in a reputable University or institution of higher learning.
f). Must be 45 years old or below at the time of application

Essential Skills / Competencies:

a). Effective communication skills
b). Industrious and self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision;
c). Computer literate.

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



B. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
POSITION:
 University Bursar
No. of Vacancies: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M3

Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports To: Vice-Chancellor through University SecretaryD

Job Summary
To provide technical leadership and guidance in the management of the University’s financial resources in accordance with the National and University Council financial management rules and regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
i). Carries out financial planning, prepares and controls the University budgets;
ii). Oversees the management of the University incomes, expenditures and stores through institution of clear policies and internal controls;
iii). Develops resources mobilization strategies, mobilizes resources and manages financial donations and grants to the University in liaison with the institutional growth and development Unit;
iv). Maintains a sound financial accounting system, record keeping and internal controls for the University;
v). Advises the University Council and University Senior Management on sound financial management policies, rules, and procedures;
vi). Manages the reconciliation of books of accounts and the production and presentation of the University final accounts and bank statements to the relevant authorities;
vii). Advises the University Secretary in answering audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary;
viii). Plans supervises and evaluates the performance of staff in the Finance Department;
ix). Enforces adherence to financial policies, regulations, and professional practices in all financial and accounting transactions.

Person Specifications:
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
i). A Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Accounting and Finance or Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from a recognized institution.
ii). A fully qualified professional Accountant with ACCA or CPA.
iii). Member of a recognized Accounting body.
iv). A Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance.

Competences:
i). Financial Management;
ii). Planning, Budgeting, and Coordinating;
iii). Ability to communicate effectively, network, and advise effectively both at individual and team level;
iv). Problem-solving and Decision Making;
v). Visionary leadership, enterprising and innovative with a commitment to institutional growth and development, concern for quality, standards;
vi). Ethics and integrity;
vii). Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible enough in addressing different situations and handling financial concerns.
viii). Demonstrated experience in financial management, budgeting, and accountability;
ix). Good time management.
x). Should possess good computer skills, more especially in computerized accounting software.

Experience
A minimum of eight (8) years of working experience in a financial management position, four (4) of which must have been obtained at the level of the Senior Assistant Bursar, Deputy University Bursar or equivalent level of experience from a Public University.
Knowledge of Public University financial structures is a vital ingredient for this position.

Age Limit
The applicant must be below 55 years at the time of application.

Remuneration
The University offers an attractive package for the post in addition to benefits including free medical facilities for self and immediate family members and other fringe benefits.

Tenure of Appointment
The University Bursar shall be appointed on contract for a period of five years, renewable based on satisfactory performance.


POSITION: Deputy University Bursar
No. of Posts: 1 (One)
Salary Scale: M4
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports To: University Bursar

Purpose of the Job:
Responsible for the financial and fiscal management aspects of the University operations and provide coordination in administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
i). Manages the financial system, ensuring maximum productivity to meet the University’s current and future needs;
ii). Responsible for the budgeting process of the University.
iii). Initiates continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output.
iv). Assists the University Bursar to develop and oversee the internal review functions to ensure that finance and operations controls and policies are complied with;
v). Supervises the accounting and finance staff and provide for appropriate career building and professional development activities to ensure a climate of growth for all employees.
vi). Ensures that the team delivers the highest standard of departmental and cross departmental teamwork and customer service;
vii). Manages on-going banking relationships for maximum efficiency,
viii). Develops cash flow forecasting and maintaining long term cash forecast;
ix). Assists the University Bursar to prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports with accompanying analysis of results;
x). Responsible for financial management reporting for the entire university – assist the University Bursar to ensure financial management reporting tolls, annual business plan development and budgeting process.

Person Specifications:
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
i). A fully qualified professional accountant with ACCA or CPA.
ii). Member of a recognized Accounting body.
iii). A Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance.
iv). A Master of Business Administration with accounting or Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

Age Limit:
The applicant must be below 55 years at the time of application.

Competences
i). Financial Management;
ii). Planning, Budgeting and Coordinating;
iii). Ability to communicate effectively, network and advise effectively both at individual and team level;
iv). Problem-solving and Decision Making;
v). Visionary leadership, enterprising and innovative with a commitment to institutional growth and development, concern for quality, standards;
vi). Ethics and integrity;
vii). Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible enough in addressing different situations and handling financial concerns.
viii). Demonstrated experience in financial management, budgeting, and accountability;
ix). Good time management.
x). Should possess good computer skills, more especially in computerized accounting software.

Tenure of Appointment:
A minimum of four (4) years of working experience in a financial management position, two (2) of which must have been at a senior level in a Public University.
Knowledge of Public University’s financial structures is a vital ingredient for this position.

Age Limit:
The applicant must be below 55 years at the time of application.

Remuneration:
The University offers an attractive package for the post in addition to benefits including free medical facilities for self and immediate family members and other fringe benefits.

Tenure of Appointment:
The Deputy University Bursar shall be appointed on permanent terms upon successful completion of a probationary period of 6 (six) months.


POSITION: Librarian II (Agricultural Information Services(AIS)
No. of Vacancies: 0I (One)
Salary Scale: M7 (TNSC)
Reports To: University Librarian

Purpose of the Job:
The job holder is responsible for the Management and coordination of all domain Agricultural Information Services (AIS), covering information needs, information access processes, User Education, national imprint, thesis and dissertations, and information literacy among others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

a). Leads, monitors and oversees the provision of all AISs for the University in line with library service standards;
b). Ensures all users access AIS resources and services equitably via standard platforms (mainly OPACS and IR);
c). Monitors availability and accessibility of services to ensure that the full range of AIS services and resources are efficiently used by all users;
d). Uses initiative and experience to troubleshoot and provide solutions to domain service problems and queries from users (on and off-campus);
e). Actively participates in the coordination and development of services including collection development and management, academic liaison, and other initiatives in line with the department‘s strategic objectives;
f). Regularly engages with all users to ensure that all LIS services are fit for purpose and meets the expectations of our students and staff;
g). Researches and gathers requirements for the development of new services and technology solutions for Library services and provide support and instruction to Library and other staff in the implementation, development, and use of these services, applications, and equipment;
h). Ensures that staff and students have access to an appropriate range of services, by working with Acquisitions staff and Faculty Librarians to identify, trial, select and implement new products and services;
i). Maintains an up to date user records and inventory;
j). Participates in Faculty Board meetings and other activities that may be relevant for AIS development;
k). The post holder will play a key leadership role in the day to day and longer-term decision making for AIS matters within the library and will be expected to contribute to the Library Strategic Plans using initiative, experience, and creative thinking to deliver an excellent user experience to all university students and staff;
l). There is a requirement for weekend /evening working also travel to other campuses and locations.

Person Specifications:
a). The applicant must have a minimum of Second–Class Upper Division Degree in Library and Information Science, obtained from a recognized institution.
b). Knowledge and use of Koha and DSpace is essential;
c). The applicant should be below 30 years or below at the time of application.


POSITION: Librarian II (Kitgum Campus Library)
No. of Vacancies: 0I (One)
Salary Scale: M7 (TNSC)
Reports To: University Librarian

Person Specifications:
a). The applicant must have a minimum of Second–Class Upper Division Degree in Library and Information Science, obtained from a recognized institution.
b). Knowledge and use of Koha and DSpace is essential;
c). The applicant should be below 30 years or below at the time of application.


POSITION: Library Assistant I (Technical, Orders & Systems Division)
No. of Vacancies: 0I (One)
Salary Scale: M12 (NTNSC)
Reports To: University Librarian

Purpose of the Job
The Job holder provides support to the functioning of the Division covering item verification, stock accessioning, spine and call number labels and stamping among others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a). Ensures all items in the inventory have fully been verified;
b). Fixes the necessary security features within the specified location for all items in stock;
c). Carries out accessioning functions for all items that have been acquired;
d). Ensures proper filing of all the item records, including added entries;
e). Fixes date labels inside specified item pages for all items in stock;
f). Fixes call number labels into specified items;
g). Ensures all items placed for users access are effectively having respective call number;
h). Carries out spine labeling for all items as specified;
i). Reports deviations from set standards to the Head of the Division;
j). Proposes corrective measures that need to be considered;
k). Ensures quality and accuracy are maintained at all processes and workflows;
l). There is a requirement for weekend /evening working also travel to other campuses and locations;

Person Specifications:
The applicants must possess the following;
a). Diploma in Librarianship or Library and Information Services obtained from a recognized institution.
b). The applicant is expected to have worked in a similar organization for a minimum of three years and preferably performing similar technical functions.
c). The applicant should be 30 years or below at the time of application.

Tenure of Appointment:
This appointment shall be permanent upon successful completion of probation of six (6) months (where applicable).

MODE OF APPLICATION
Suitably qualified and interested persons should submit six (6) hard copies of the application consisting of the following:

  1. Letter expressing interest in the job;
  2. Recent passport size photographs attached to each copy of 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 relevant appointments letter(s) (where applicable);
  6. Copies of National Identity Card;
  7. For academic positions, 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 dhr@gu.ac.ug
  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 15th March 2021.

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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