Strathmore University Need Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

JOB TITLE: Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

DEPARTMENT: Strathmore University Business School

REPORTING TO: Executive Dean

JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible for oversight of research and innovation initiatives within SBS. These include research and innovation centres/hubs, publications, conferences and seminar series, working paper series and grants in alignment with industry and national needs and in compliance with University policies.


  1. Overseeing the establishment of research centres and hubs at SBS.
  2. Promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the goals of SBS.
  3. Building and providing sufficient support for a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at SBS and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
  4. Developing networks between the research centres and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
  5. Developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research of mutual benefit.
  6. Transferring knowledge to society through outreach (e.g. seminars, workshops, lectures, websites, conferences, publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property).
  7. Overseeing the Professorial Chairs and Research fellows’ program.
  8. Leading strategic planning for the research centres to ensure that their objectives are aligned with the SBS’ Strategic Plan.
  9. Overseeing the proper discharge of administrative duties of the research centres including supervising personnel, financial management, and operations.
  10. Reporting to donors and other stakeholders on funding and research outcomes.
  11. Managing the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behaviour are met.
  12. Enhancing the reputation of the research centres and SBS by undertaking quality research and communicating that research to the society.
  13. Encouraging and supporting the raising of funds for research conducted by the research centres.
  14. Providing semi-annual and annual evaluations of trends in research productivity, diversity, academic achievement and other measures of research outputs.
  15. Serving as a member on the SBS Management Committee.


The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • PhD Holder in a relevant field and at the level of a Senior Lecturer
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • At least 8 years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years’ experience at a managerial position
  • Experience in teaching & learning, research and administration

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Associate Dean, Research and Innovation’ to the People and Culture Manager, Strathmore University Business School, at [email protected] by the end of the day (5.30 pm) Friday, 22nd September 2023.

Due to the large number of applications, we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.

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