Lecturer-Subject Methods (Physics)

Pwani University

Pwani University began as Kilifi Institute of Agriculture in 1984 though the first intake of 200 students for the Two Year Certificate Course in Agriculture and Home Economics was in July 1987. By 2007, Kilifi Institute of Agriculture had graduated 3,837 students.

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Lecturer-Subject Methods (Physics)

Institution: Pwani University

Location: Nyeri

Job Type: Full Time

Lecturer-Subject Methods (Physics) Grade 12

REF: PU/ADV/04/01/2022



Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3) year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship, or any other reason.


Academic Qualifications

Applicants must have:

An earned PhD in Subject Methods (Physics) or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized university



Applicants with at least two (2) years relevant experience will have an added advantage.

Applicants should have evidence of contribution to university/research institution through activities such as participation in departmental management, students’ academic/research

advising, school or university/institutional meetings, committee membership and related matters

In addition, applicants should

Be registered with the relevant professional body

  • Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc.)
  • Publications
  • Applicants with relevant Publications will have an added advantage


Applicants should demonstrate

  • Ability to teach/conduct research and supervise students and/or staff.
  • Ability to design and develop academic programmes and curricula.
  • Leadership Skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop and review institutional curricula to ensure quality and cater for advancement in the body of knowledge and meet market needs.
  • Prepare for lectures for systematic and effective delivery of content
  • Deliver the curricula through innovative methods to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain appropriate contact hours with students for effective learning by abiding to the scheduled timelines.
  • Prepare teaching and instructional materials for students to maintain standards and uniformity and ensure effective delivery of the teaching process.
  • Set, moderate, administer, mark, compile, report, and process exams to meet University academic standards to evaluate acquisition of knowledge and ensure quality.
  • Establish linkages for students exchange programs and attachment for purposes of training and capacity building
  • Participate in attachment, placements, field trips and teaching practice to equip students with on the job skills.
  • Monitor students’ performance, progress, produce timely feedback, and seek ways to improve performance and content retention.
  • Provide career guidance, Academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students during consultation hours to produce all round and well-grounded individuals.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained by ensuring students abide to policies and regulations in class attendance and examination discipline.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in research activities
  • Identifying research needs in the society in order to inform potential areas of research and
  • contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Develop and write proposals to inform and justify the need for research and source for funds in accordance to donor regulations and ethical standards.
  • Conduct research by implementing objectives through use of relevant methods to increase in the body of knowledge.
  • Disseminate and share research findings to inform and influence policy and provide solutions to societal needs.
  • Aid the University in meeting its mandate while contributing to individual development and standing of the University in research matters.
  • Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of
  • collaboration, research and funding.
  • Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  • Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  • Participating in preparation of Department and Faculty strategic plans and other departmental activities.
  • Community Service and Outreach Responsibilities
  • Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  • Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  • Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Head of Department, Dean of Faculty or other Officer of the University in accordance with the University Statutes.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the above positions. Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to,

The Vice Chancellor

Pwani University

P.O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, Female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply and should attach their National Council for persons with disabilities (NCPWD) Certificate.

Candidates with foreign qualifications Must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission of University Education.

The deadline for submitting application is Monday 24th January 2022. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Please Note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification



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