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EXTERNAL ADVERT FOR TEACHING POSITIONS AT UGANDA TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) is a private University in Uganda founded in 2012 and licensed by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to do teaching, research and community engagement. UTAMU offers experiential and outstanding learning and teaching for 21st Century students through an enriched learning experience that blends face to face and virtual learning.

The university combines Management and Technology in all its programmes and has highly qualified and experienced faculty in these two broad disciplines. The aim of offering management and technology modules in all our programmes is to equip all our graduates with skills required for 21st century workers namely; critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation.


Its vision is a global center of excellence in management, administration, science, and technology education while its mission is to be a leader in providing quality Education, Research and Innovation critical to socio-economic and human development.
Its values include:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Creativity
  3. Integrity
  4. Transparency 
  5. Empowerment; and
  6. Community Engagement 

UTAMU invites applications from suitably, qualified applicants for the following full time POSITIONS:

 

School

Department

Position

Vacancies

Discipline

Minimum Academic Qualifications

Other Minimum Requirements

Computing and Engineering

 

Computer Science and Engineering

Professor

1

Computer Science, software engineering, computer security, data communication networks or Computer engineering

PhD

25 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (10) graduate students to completion and of which at least one (1) of should be a PhD student;

Evidence of raising at least USD 500,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Associate Professor

1

Computer Science, software engineering, computer security, data communication networks or Computer engineering

PhD

15 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (7) graduate students to completion;

Evidence of raising at least USD 100,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Senior Lecturer

2

Computer Science, software engineering, computer security, data communication networks or Computer engineering

PhD

Two (2) peer previewed publications; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills. Evidence of graduate student supervision and winning research grants will be an added advantage.

Lecturer

2

Computer Science, software engineering, computer security, data communication networks or Computer engineering

Master’s degree; PhD Student

Experience of basic pedagogical skills

Assistant Lecturer

3

Computer Science, software engineering, computer security, data communication networks or Computer engineering

Master’s degree

Experience of basic pedagogical skills will be an added advantage.

Information Systems and Technology

Professor

1

Information systems, information science, multi-media technology, information security or information technology

PhD

25 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (10) graduate students to completion and of which at least one (1) of should be a PhD student;

Evidence of raising at least USD 500,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Associate Professor

1

Information systems, information science, multi-media technology, information security or information technology

PhD

15 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (7) graduate students to completion;

Evidence of raising at least USD 100,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Senior Lecturer

2

Information systems, information science, multi-media technology, information security or information technology

PhD

Two (2) peer previewed publications; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills. Evidence of graduate student supervision and winning research grants will be an added advantage.

Lecturer

2

Information systems, information science, multi-media technology, information security or information technology

Master’s degree; PhD Student

Experience of basic pedagogical skills

Assistant Lecturer

3

Information systems, information science, multi-media technology, information security or information technology

Master’s degree

Experience of basic pedagogical skills will be an added advantage.

Business and Management

Business and Economics

Professor

1

Business, business computing, operations research, statistics, procurement and supplies chain management, commercial law or economics

PhD

25 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (10) graduate students to completion and of which at least one (1) of should be a PhD student;

Evidence of raising at least USD 500,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Associate Professor

1

Business, business computing, operations research, statistics, procurement and supplies chain management, commercial law or economics

PhD

15 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (7) graduate students to completion;

Evidence of raising at least USD 100,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Senior Lecturer

2

Business, business computing, operations research, statistics, procurement and supplies chain management, commercial law or economics

PhD

Two (2) peer previewed publications; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills. Evidence of graduate student supervision and winning research grants will be an added advantage.

Lecturer

3

Business, business computing, operations research, statistics, procurement and supplies chain management, commercial law or economics

Master’s degree; PhD Student

Experience of basic pedagogical skills

Assistant Lecturer

4

Business, business computing, operations research, statistics, procurement and supplies chain management, commercial law or economics

Master’s degree

Experience of basic pedagogical skills will be an added advantage.

Management

Professor

1

Management, educational planning and management, Institutional leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, or public administration and management

PhD

25 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (10) graduate students to completion and of which at least one (1) of should be a PhD student;

Evidence of raising at least USD 500,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Associate Professor

1

Management, educational planning and management, Institutional leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, or public administration and management

PhD

15 peer reviewed publications; Supervision of at least ten (7) graduate students to completion;

Evidence of raising at least USD 100,000 in research grants; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills.

Senior Lecturer

2

Management, educational planning and management, Institutional leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, or public administration and management

PhD

Two (2) peer previewed publications; service to the community and basic pedagogical skills. Evidence of graduate student supervision and winning research grants will be an added advantage.

Lecturer

5

Management, educational planning and management, Institutional leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, or public administration and management

Master’s degree; PhD Student

Experience of basic pedagogical skills and computer literate

Assistant Lecturer

4

Management, educational planning and management, Institutional leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, or public administration and management

Master’s degree

Experience of basic pedagogical skills and computer literacy will be an added advantage.

 

JOBS DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS

 

JOB TITLE:              PROFESSOR

Responsible to:      Head of Department

Supervisees:                       Research students and research staff

Purpose of the Job

To oversee the design and development of the curriculum, and deliver a range of programs of teaching to UTAMU students, in order to ensure teaching within the quality assurance framework of the University. To lead the development and implementation of the University’s research strategy and co-ordinate research activity within the specific subject area.

Key Functions

  1. Oversee the design and development of the overall curricula, and develop and deliver a range of programmes of sudy (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels.
  2. Transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques.
  3. Encourage the development of innovative approaches to course design and delivery and ensure that teaching design and delivery comply with the quality and educational standards and regulations of the University
  4. Plan and prepare for lectures as per UTAMU quality assurance guidelines.
  5. Develop online courseware for all courses assigned to you according to UTAMU e-learning standards and upload these to the Virtual Learning Environment before the course is offered.
  6. Provide students with all reading materials needed, engage the students with group work, assignments and attend to their questions/issues within the e-learning system.
  7. Engage students in at least 2 online chats and 2 discussion forums for each course you teach and give special attention to online students.
  8. Set, Invigilate and Mark your test/exam including open book exams and tests for online/distance students in your class. Note that there will be two tests and an exam and both will be time tabled centrally.
  9. Participate in School and University academic activities including meetings, student assessment, and research and outreach projects.
  10. Supervise both graduate and undergraduate students in your School.
  11. Involve in article writing and publications singly or Jointly with full time staff members
  12. Make presentations at national and international conferences and similar events.
  13. Lead research and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies.

JOB TITLE:              ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Responsible to:      Head of Department

Supervisees:                       Research students and research staff

Purpose of the Job

To provide academic leadership and knowledge in the relevant discipline and lead the development and implementation of research and publications.

Key Functions

  1. Undertake research-led teaching at different levels on undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught courses, regularly collecting, and responding to student feedback.
  2. Pay a significant role in the design, development and planning of modules and programmes within the subject area as required.
  3. Play a significant role in the review of modules and programmes and in quality assurance and enhancement as required.
  4. Develop innovative approaches to learning and teaching as appropriate.
  5. Provide students with all reading materials needed, engage the students with group work, assignments and attend to their questions/issues within the e-learning system.
  6. Engage students in at least 2 online chats and 2 discussion forums for each course you teach and give special attention to online students.
  7. Set, Invigilate and Mark your test/exam including open book exams and tests for online/distance students in your class. Note that there will be two tests and an exam and both will be time tabled centrally.
  8. Participate in School and University academic activities including meetings, student assessment, and research and outreach projects.
  9. Supervise both graduate and undergraduate students in your School.
  10. Involve in article writing and publications singly or Jointly with full time staff members
  11. Participate in presenting papers in Conferences organized by the University.
  12. Pursue, develop and lead research, innovation and impact at an appropriately benchmarked level.
  13. Develop the strategic direction within own research area.
  14. Maintain a high quality record of regular and original research publications of external standing as appropriate to the field or discipline.
  15. Attract research income on an individual and collaborative basis, as appropriate to the field or discipline, to underpin high quality research activity.
  16. Develop and lead pedagogical developments relating to learning and teaching to a level recognized externally for excellence.
  17. Have a significant role in the strategic development of the curriculum and learning and teaching/student support policies.

JOB TITLE:              SENIOR LECTURERS

Responsible to:      Head of Department

Purpose of the Job

To teach undergraduate and post graduate students at the University through well researched and prepared lectures; maintain academic and professional excellence through research and dissemination of research findings, and to contribute to the university and wider society through community service.

Key Functions

  1. Plan and prepare for lectures as per UTAMU quality assurance guidelines.
  2. Develop online courseware for all courses assigned to you according to UTAMU e-learning standards and upload these to the Virtual Learning Environment before the course is offered.
  3. Deliver lessons as scheduled on the time table.
  4. Provide students with all reading materials needed, engage the students with group work, assignments and attend to their questions/issues within the e-learning system.
  5. Engage students in at least 2 online chats and 2 discussion forums for each course you teach and give special attention to online students.
  6. Set, Invigilate and Mark your test/exam including open book exams and tests for online/distance students in your class. Note that there will be two tests and an exam and both will be time tabled centrally.
  7. Participate in School and University academic activities including meetings, student assessment, and research and outreach projects.
  8. Supervise both graduate and undergraduate students in your School.
  9. Involve in article writing and publications singly or Jointly with full time staff members
  10. Participate in presenting papers in Conferences organized by the University.

JOB TITLE:              LECTURERS

Responsible to:      Heads of Department

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To conduct lectures to undergraduate and post graduate students in relevant subjects and maintain academic excellence through well researched and prepared lectures as we as conducting research.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Plan and prepare for lectures as per UTAMU quality assurance guidelines.
  2. Develop online courseware for all courses assigned to you according to UTAMU e-learning standards and upload these to the Virtual Learning Environment before the course is offered.
  3. Deliver lessons as scheduled on the time table.
  4. Provide students with all reading materials needed, engage the students with group work, assignments and attend to their questions/issues within the e-learning system.
  5. Engage students in at least 2 online chats and 2 discussion forums for each course you teach and give special attention to online students.
  6. Set, Invigilate and Mark your test/exam including open book exams and tests for online/distance students in your class. Note that there will be two tests and an exam and both will be time tabled centrally.
  7. Participate in School and University academic activities including meetings, student assessment, and research and outreach projects.
  8. Supervise both graduate and undergraduate students in your School.
  9. Involve in article writing and publications singly or jointly with full time staff members
  10. Participate in presenting papers in Conferences organized by the University.

JOB TITLE:              ASSISTANT LECTURERS

Responsible to:      Heads of Department

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To assist in the design, development and production of learning materials and research.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Plan and prepare lectures as per UTAMU quality assurance guidelines.
  2. Develop online courseware for all courses assigned to you according to UTAMU e-learning standards and upload these to the Virtual Learning Environment before the course is offered.
  3. Deliver lessons as scheduled on the time table.
  4. Provide students with all reading materials needed, engage the students with group work, assignments and attend to their questions/issues within the e-learning system.
  5. Engage students in at least 2 online chats and 2 discussion forums for each course you teach and give special attention to online students.
  6. Set, Invigilate and Mark your test/exam including open book exams and tests for online/distance students in your class. Note that there will be two tests and an exam and both will be time tabled centrally.
  7. Participate in School and University academic activities including meetings, student assessment, and research and outreach projects.
  8. Supervise both graduate and undergraduate students in your School.
  9. Involve in article writing and publications singly or jointly with full time staff members
  10. Participate in presenting papers in Conferences organized by the University.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Interested persons who meet the minimum requirements for any of the above positions should submit soft copies of their applications together with the following;
  1. A detailed and an up-to-dated Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates and professional qualifications.
  3. Evidence of appointment of the relevant teaching/research positions, supervision of graduate students and community service undertaken.
  4. Names and addresses of three referees who should be advised to send reference letters direct to the Senior Human Resource Officer under confidential cover.
  1. Submissions should be sent in soft copies to the following address;

The Senior Human Resource Officer,

Uganda Technology And Management University

Plot 6 and 8 Erisa Road, Kiswa Bugolobi

P.O. Box 73307, Kampala Uganda

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Deadline for submission is Friday, 25th July 2020 at 5.00 p.m East African time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UTAMU seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UTAMU is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with strictest confidentiality.

Toskin Gregory, a Student at UTAMU Develops a COVID19 Tracing App

As the world is dealing with the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, Toskin Gregory, a cyber-security student at UTAMU has developed a COVID 19 contact tracing App to help in fighting COVID-19.

Left: Mr. Toskin Gregory, Founder Defining Technologies Limited.

According to Gregory, the CovidTracer App enables users to match the personal diary of location data on their smartphone with anonymized, redacted, and blurred location history of infected patients.

This tracing App alerts users and the Ministry of Health if someone has been in contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

Gregory developed this application under his company, Defining Technologies Limited, a technology-based firm that seeks to builds and offers digital solutions to help the normal Ugandan entrepreneur leverage his/her business into a strong position to survive in this digital era where technology plays a critical role.

With the rise of number of COVID 19 cases in Uganda, the company decided to donate the trace app to the Ministry of Health National Taskforce to help in fast tracking of contacts.

How the COVID 19 contact tracing app works

Explaining to the UTAMU news team on how the App works, Gregory said , “The digital contact tracing uses overlapped GPS and Bluetooth trails that allow an individual to check if they have crossed paths with someone who was later diagnosed positive for the virus.”

Through CovidTracer, public health officials are equipped to redact location trails of diagnosed carriers and thus broadcast location information with privacy protection for both diagnosed patients and local businesses.

About Toskin Gregory

Toskin Gregory is a young technopreneur and certified cyber security professional. He founded Defining Technologies Ltd in 2017. Raised from a Christian based family with three siblings. A student at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) and former prime minister in the Student Guild Government.

Read Full Interview HERE.

 

UTAMURIC Offering Start-Up Resources: From Start to Finish

UTAMU Research and Innovation City (UTAMURIC), an umbrella Research and Innovation non-profit organization is offering start-up resources to young innovators and entrepreneurs: from start to finish.

This initiative targets the youth who are interested in starting a business or would want to improve on their existing businesses.

UTAMURIC has put in place a resource that currently has (business) start-up resources from start to finish. Details are found on the website: https://www.utamuric.org/resourcecentre.

In the coming days, UTAMURIC will be providing free talks on the above and UTAMU students and staff will be given priority.

These talks will be conducted via Video Conferencing and on other social media platforms like Facebook Live.

UTAMU Student Dissertation Defenses go Virtual

UTAMU has made research defenses easy and safe for all its final students. Both postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation defenses are being conducted purely online and in real time.

“We have an embedded video conference in our e-learning platform.”

UTAMU Intensifies Online Learning despite COVID 19 Pandemic

Despite the COVID – 19 pandemic, UTAMU is growing stronger than ever thanks to its excellent and efficient eLearning platform. Teaching and learning is ongoing purely online for the newly admitted students of May 2020 Intake.

“We are keeping our doors of learning open despite this surge of COVID-19,” says Prof. Sadiq Yusuf, the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU).

“UTAMU has an established and robust eLearning system that allows distance / online teaching and learning but also we have experienced academic staff and an IT team competent enough to ensure quality online learning.”

UTAMU is the only university in Uganda that has successfully infused the teaching and learning processes with appropriate information and communications technologies.

From our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, professional short courses to signature free personal development courses, UTAMU offers excellent all-round educational experience for learners from all walks of life.

Speaking to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. JWF Muwanga-Zake, the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean, School of Computing & Engineering at UTAMU, the university is currently running modular basis teaching and learning which allows students to study freely.

“The advantage of modular basis teaching and learning is that one can start a module anytime and complete it anytime.”

He further commended UTAMU staff for working virtually to ensure education continues regardless of the effects of COVID on the education system.

All UTAMU academic programmes are fully developed as e-learning modules designed to transform a student’s intellect and career prospects through experiential learning activities and digital technologies.

The University is still receiving students for the MAY 2020 Intake as well as September 2020 Intake.

UTAMURIC Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Opens Your World to New Opportunities

 

UTAMU Research and Innovation City (UTAMURIC) is an umbrella Research and Innovation non-profit organisation that promotes research, innovation, business incubation and startups in Africa.  Its head office is at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU).  UTAMU campus in Kkungu, Matugga, Kyaddondo, Wakiso District, which is 21 km from Kampala City Centre provided 20.43 acres of land for research, innovation, business development, business incubation and business startup activities in the region.  UTAMURIC shall  be the largest private research and innovation ecosystem player in Sub-Saharan Africa as per its rolling strategic plan for 2020-2030.

UTAMURIC provides an entrepreneurship ecosystem comprising a startup ecosystem and an innovation ecosystem. It comprises of players that support each other from idea generation through the entire value chain to business sustainability. The UTAMRIC entrepreneurial ecosystem model focuses on different players in the entrepreneurship space such as  potential or existing entrepreneurs, organizations that support entrepreneurship, venture capitalists, business angels and banks, as well as institutions like universities, and public sector agencies. There is no doubt that with such an ecosystem, start-up firms within and those linked to it will have a greater chance of success. It is well known fact that businesses located within places serving as incubators for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship have a greater chance of success.

"UTAMURIC startup and innovation ecosystem has access to great ideas, access to talent, access to capital, and access to customers."

UTAMURIC continues to register and update its database of Partners,  MentorsResearchersInnovatorsSoftware DevelopersCertified ProfessionalsBusiness Incubators, and Business Startups.  If you or your organisation falls under any of the above categories register now to commence a long term relationship with UTAMURIC. 

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Ugandan Office

UTAMU Resource Centre,
Plot 6, Erisa Road, Kiswa, Bugolobi;
P.O Box 73307 Kampala Uganda
+256-778-055-710, +256-750-599-736
info@utamu.ac.ug

West African Office

AO 16 Nassarawa Road, Off Junction Road Kaduna, Kaduna State NIGERIA
+234 802-345-7968, +234 708-078-8887,+234 809-733-0443
crnig@utamu.ac.ug