Jobs at Makerere University in Uganda- Principals

Job Title: Principal

Makerere University seeks to fill the key positions of Principal and Deputy Principal in Colleges. The Colleges of Makerere University are semi-autonomous academic units which contain Schools, Academic, Institutes and Departments which carry out both General and Professional Training as well as carrying out Research in various disciplines.

This advertisement is for the position of Principal and Deputy Principal in the following 8 Colleges which will fall vacant in January 2013:

(i) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)

(ii) College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB)

(iii) College of Natural Sciences (CONAS)

(iv) College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)

(v) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)

(vi) College of Computing & Information Sciences (COCIS)

(vii) College of Education & External Studies (COEES)

(viii) College of Business and Management Sciences (COBAMS)


The position of Principal is a senior post in the University created to give Leadership to a Constituent College of Makerere University. A Principal is appointed to hold office for a term of four years that may be renewed once.


The person eligible for appointment should possess the following minimum attributes:

(i) Hold a PhD or other academic Doctorate or Masters in Clinical discipline;

(ii) Be at least of the rank of Associate Professor or its equivalent at the time of application;

(iii) Four (4) years managerial ability in Institution of Higher Learning or Research Institution with a track record of having served as Head of academic Department or as Academic Programmes Coordinator or Research Project Manager.

(iv) Teaching experience of four(4) years in at least one of the disciplines offered in the college he/she intends to lead

(v) Be at least 40 years old and not beyond 61 years at the time of applying;

(vi) Be a citizen of Uganda.

Job Description:

The Principal shall be the Chief Administrative, Academic and Financial Officer of the College and shall be responsible to Senate and the University Council for promoting and maintaining academic management excellence, efficiency and effectiveness and for order in the College.

How to Apply:

(i) Interested individuals should submit a letter of application accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant Academic Credentials and naming three referees;

(ii) Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcomed for the positions so long as they are submitted with Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant Academic Credentials and naming three referees;

(iii) Applicants should make sure that at least two referees have forwarded references concerning their applications by the stated deadline;

(iv) The deadline for submission of application and nomination letters is Monday 17th December at 5.00pm East African time 2012;

(v) Applications should be submitted to:

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University,

Senate Building, Room 602

P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.


Deadline: 17th December 2012


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