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(Jobs in Kenya) Lecturer in Special Needs Grade 12 at Pwani University

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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. The Institute also hosted a number of Masters and PhD research students from other national universities. On 23rd August 2007, Kilifi Institute of Agriculture was upgraded to a Constituent College of Kenyatta University, and in March 2013, it was given a charter as a full- fledged University. It is strategically placed in the heart of the Coastal region of Kenya in Kilifi Town, right on the Mombasa-Malindi Highway; and is equipped with facilities to offer quality training in Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, Marine Sciences and Education. So whether you’re finishing high school, beginning university for the first time, or pursuing graduate studies, you’ll find a wide range of options at Pwani University. Our University has more than five schools which all together offer a diversity of degree programmes in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Health and Education. The University has engaged highly qualified staff members.

REF: PU/ADV/05/03/2023

This is a university teaching/research position. The appointment 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 or equivalent degree qualification in Special Needs or its equivalent from accredited and recognized University


The candidate should:

  • Be a member of relevant professional bodies
  • 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
  • Demonstrate community involvement (eg. Member of BOG, SMC etc).


Applicants should demonstrate

  • Teach/conduct research and supervise students and/or staff
  • Design and develop academic programmes and curriculum


  • Should have published at least two (2) publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Teaching and learning responsibilities

  • Digital and manual processing of examinations to ensure integrity in the grading of students
  • Guidance and counseling of students in order to provide psychosocial support to enable them to improve their performance, to instill professional values and encourage confidence to work in the industry
  • Administrative work such as consulting with students in order to mentor to create awareness of industry, enhance academic performance and ensure proper career selection
  • Use listening, interpersonal and pastoral care skills to deal with sensitive issues concerning students and provide support to foster mental stability required for good performance
  • Respond to pedagogical and practical challenges for efficient running of the department and institution
  • Regular contact liaison with students to teach and provide support
  • Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content and on the assessment of students work to ensure quality of teaching

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