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Advert for Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation And Enterprise 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.

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU)'s vision is to be a global educational institution for management, science, technology and innovation whereas its mission is to provide global quality Education, Research and Innovation critical to economic and human development

Its values include:
  1. Professionalism - making sure that staff and students conduct themselves with the highest ethical standards and taking responsibility of all their actions;
  2. Creativity - committing to stimulating the culture of scientific and technological advancement, innovation and practical enrichment to our stakeholders through a rich and flexible educational experience;
  3. Integrity - adhering to ethical and moral principles in all the educational, research and innovation processes;
  4. Transparency - seeking to provide accountability and value for money to UTAMU’s stakeholders;
  5. Empowerment - offering unsurpassed practical opportunities to UTAMU’s stakeholders through industry-oriented collaborations, research engagements and incubation clusters in order to transform the educational environment; and
  6. Community Engagement - working with the community to solve the real-world problems as a focal point towards economic development.

UTAMU invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise. 


Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise 

Responsible to: Vice Chancellor                  

Purpose of the Job

To plan and manage all research, innovation, enterprise and consultancy functions of the University.

Key Functions

The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise shall:

  1. Deputize the Vice Chancellor and be responsible to the Vice Chancellor for:
    • Research, publications and scholarships in the University;
    • Postgraduate student research in the University;
    • Integrating research into teaching and learning processes in the University; 
    • Promotion and development of innovations and business enterprise in the University;
    • Knowledge and technology transfer between the University and the public;
    • Partnerships and collaborations across the globe;
    • Promotion and development of consultancy services function of the University; and
    • Take a lead in grant writing and provide training to staff and students in all aspects of grant proposal writing.
  2. Perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor (VC) in the absence of the VC and Deputy Vice Chancellor for academic and student affairs.
  3. Perform such other functions that may be delegated to him/her by the Vice Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise shall possess a PhD, or equivalent,
  2. Must be at the rank of Professor and possess at least six (6) years of managerial experience at least two (2) of which shall be at the level of at least Dean of a Faculty/ School or equivalent in a reputable higher education institution, corporate or public institution.
  3. He/she shall possess demonstrable experience in winning research grants as well as demonstrable experience in innovation and business enterprise.  
  4. The candidate’s PhD should preferably be from any of the Science and Technology disciplines.
  5. Having a postgraduate qualification in business/management such as Master’s in Business Administration or an Executive Masters in Business Administration will be an added advantage.  

Key Competences

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Analytical skills
  3. Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  4. Coaching skills
  5. Communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Computer skills

How to Apply for the Above-Mentioned Job Opportunity

  1. Interested persons who meet the minimum requirements for the above position should submit soft copies of their applications together with the following;
    1. A detailed and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
    2. Copies of academic transcripts and certificates and professional qualifications
    3. An expression of interest not exceeding 1,000 words.
    4. Evidence of appointment of the relevant academic position
    5. Names and addresses of three referees who should be advised to send reference letters direct to the  University Secretary under confidential cover to the email: hr@utamu.ac.ug
  2. Submissions should be sent in soft copies to the following address;

    University Secretary
    Uganda Technology And Management University
    Plot 6 and 8 Erisa Road, Kiswa Bugolobi
    P.O. Box 70337, Kampala Uganda
    Email: hr@utamu.ac.ug

  3. Deadline for submission is Friday, 18th March 2022 at 5.00 p.m. East African time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted applicants SHALL be contacted in person.

''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 the strictest confidentiality.”

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Plot 8374 Block 82 Kyadondo, Kungu, Gombe, Nansana, Wakiso;
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