Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University is a chartered private University in Kenya founded on strong Christian values. The University is committed to growing its capacity and creating a competitive edge in higher education in Kenya and beyond. It distinguishes itself by offering high-quality, transformative, and value-based education. It insists on having excellence in terms of facilities, efficiency in the delivery of services, good fit, and available and committed staff with relevant qualifications and experience to drive the strategy of the University through its vision and mission.

The University is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs.  This position holder will report to the Vice Chancellor.

Applicants must be born-again Christians and active members of a local Church.

For appointment to the position of DVC-AA, a person shall:

  • Be of the rank of Senior Lecturer and a holder of an earned Doctorate or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative, and regulatory framework for administering University education in Kenya;
  • Have at least five years of hands-on experience at a senior level in a university or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership and management capacity;
  • Have experience and thorough knowledge of academic affairs management and administration at a university;
  • Have demonstrable experience in the development and implementation of university academic policies and guidelines.
  • Be an accomplished scholar with a proven track record in research and publications in peer-reviewed journals, monographs, and books;
  • Have experience in designing and managing academic programs, supervising, and mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  • Have sufficient experience in networking, fundraising, and resource mobilization;
  • Have demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership;
  • Have demonstrable growth in the entity s/he is now leading;
  • Demonstrable evidence of having been a great team player at the senior management level, preferably within a university set-up;
  • Understand and adhere to the PAC University Statement of Faith.

Core Competencies
The following core competencies and skills will be required for this position:

  • Ability to integrate Christian faith and principles into leadership;
  • Planning and implementing projects;
  • Being a visionary and results-oriented thinker;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines; and
  • Firm, fair, and with a transparent management style.

Key Responsibilities
As per the University’s Charter and Statutes, the duties and responsibilities of DVC-AA shall be:

  1. Provide leadership in the Academic Division of the University to ensure the provision of quality teaching, research, innovation, and community engagement in line with the University’s vision and mission.
  2. Be responsible for the development, reviewing, and revision of academic curricula for purposes of relevance, quality assurance, and accreditation.
  3. Oversee and coordinate the implementation of academic policies and regulations as laid down by the University Council, the Senate, and the Management Board.
  4. Oversee the work of the Registrar, Academic Affairs, Deans of Schools, Dean of Students, and the Directors (Research, Institutes and Campuses, and Quality Assurance), and provide overall supervision concerning their activities and outputs.
  5. Arrange and oversee, in consultation with the Vice Chancellor, appropriate activities, both on the campus and elsewhere, for the academic and professional development of the faculty.
  6. Ensure the availability of sufficient high-quality learning resources and library materials for reference by both faculty and students.
  7. Supervise the development and presentation of the budget for the Academic Division and approve the acquisition of learning resources in line with approved budgets.
  8. Manage the graduation process successfully and oversee the graduate tracking process.
  9. Give oversight to the development of intellectual property rights and trademark licensing for the University’s research, products, and services.
  10. Participate in and oversee the selection, hiring, retention, performance evaluation, and other personnel decisions associated with faculty and staff.
  11. Serve as the Secretary to the Academic Committee of the Council and Secretary to the Senate, and provide able leadership as Chairperson of the relevant Senate Committees.
  12. Participate in various governance organs such as the University Council and the Management Board.
  13. Take responsibility for all aspects of academic quality assurance and community programmes of the University and its campuses.
  14. Support the Vice Chancellor in the administration and management of the University on a day-to-day basis. 
  15. Represent the University in various forums and maintain partnerships with other necessary organizations as directed by the Vice Chancellor.
  16. Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Vice Chancellor in a quest to drive the vision and mission of the University.

The DVC-AA shall hold office for a term of five years, with the possibility of one-time renewal for another term of similar years, subject to a positive appraisal by the University Council.

Application Details

  • Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, three letters of reference, and other relevant supporting documents.
  • Applicants should email their application to the Vice Chancellor at with the clear position applied for, on the subject of the email.
  • The applications MUST be received on or before May 26th 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pan Africa Christian University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.