Vacancies at University of Rwanda

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Vacancies at University of Rwanda




Following the appointment of two Principals to other roles, the University of Rwanda seeks to fill the key positions of Principal at both the College of Business and Economics and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Colleges are structured into Schools, Centres, and Departments delivering general and professional training as well as carrying out research across disciplines.

The position of Principal is a senior position in the University and the post-holder is expected to be a leader in academia, with excellent people management skills, and a genuine commitment to the development of students and staff.

Eligible applicants should demonstrate:

  • a PhD in their field of specialization or its equivalent
  • evidence of at least 3 years’ effective teamwork, leadership and management at a senior level in a higher education institution
  • capacity to initiate innovations to ensure a vibrant and competitive College
  • teaching experience of at least 4 years in one of the disciplines of the College
  • commitment to partnerships and entrepreneurship
  • evidence of success in securing grant funding
  • evidence of capacity building and a commitment to professional development
  • evidence of involvement in research and teaching, learning and assessment

Job Description

Reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, the Principal as Head of the College is responsible to Senate and the Offices of the Deputy Vice Chancellors for promoting and maintaining academic management excellence, efficiency and effectiveness in the College. S/he is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for:

  1. maintaining close liaison with the Offices of the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice


2. creating a conducive and collegial environment for personal growth of staff

3. establishing an environment in which students learn effectively, staff teach and research effectively, and administrative staff work efficiently

4. providing leadership geared at achieving academic objectives of that College within agreed timeframes and budget

5. taking a lead in the identification, mobilization and distribution of teaching, learning and research resources

6. ensuring that senior managers and all staff carry out their duties effectively and efficiently and are held accountable for their activities

7.developing new curricula and reviewing existing ones to ensure that the right degree programmes produce graduates with the right skills and competences

8.modelling the values, attitudes and behaviours of a quality leader, manager and academic

9.fostering cross-disciplinary partnerships in the one University the College by giving it visibility through interaction with industry, the public sector, the donor community and the wider world

11. overseeing that teaching, learning, research, consultancy and admission standards are maintained at the highest level

12.effectively managing time when chairing meetings and Committees

13.attending University meetings and carrying out other assignments delegated to her/him by the Vice Chancellor

A competitive salary plus a package of fringe benefits commensurate with the position of Principal will be provided to the successful applicant in keeping with the University of Rwanda structure.

Rwandan citizens and women are encouraged to apply.

Mode of Application

  • Interested individuals from both within and outside UR should submit a letter of application accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic credentials. Applicants are strongly advised to speak in confidence to the Vice Chancellor.
  • Applicants should forward references from three referees, one of who must be of international standing from a country other than the one the applicant is applying from; referees should assess applicants against the eligibility criteria and duties listed above.
  • The deadline for submission of application is 18th March 2016 at 05.00 PM local time (iv) Applications should be submitted to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda,

6th Floor UR-CBE Learning Complex P.O. Box 4285 Kigali, Avenue de Mburabuturo, Rwanda,

E-mail with subject heading ‘Confidential Principal Application’ to

About University of Rwanda

The University of Rwanda (UR) is a Rwandan public high learning institution, established by law N0 71/2013 of 10/09/2013 and determining its mission, powers, organization and functioning. UR  boasts six Colleges – Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Science and Technology. Its mission is to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research to address the problems of the nation, the region and the world. Since its creation, UR has demonstrated growth in key areas.


  1. DR JOSEPH says:

    if any academic vacancy in urban and regional department of the university let me know please.

  2. Chenjerai Maodzwa says:

    Any jobs in Library and Information science

    • Please any vacancy in Physics. Please let me know. I had a B.Sc in Industrial Physics, M.Sc in Solid State Physics and Materials Science and am concluding my Ph.D program next month(July, 2019). Major areas are Solid State Physics, Materials Science and Solar cells.

      • Any vacancy in educational administration and management please update me. I hold Bachelor of arts with education and masters in educational management and administration. Currently pursuing PhD in Education at Mwenge Catholic University in Tanzania.

  3. Edward says:

    If a vacancy in animal breeding and genetics arises please advise me.

    • Dr. Wamalwa Fred. says:

      I hold PhD in Development Studies. I am interested in lecturing in the fields of Development and Project Management.

  4. Bethuel says:

    Interested in a 4weeks sabbatical visit to the university. I am in South Africa, project risk auditor, with extensive academic achievements in chemistry, material science, business, and sustained development an hold PhD in chemistry (Pretoria); MSc (Washington DC); MBA (London); Adv Diploma in Buss Man (London) and several certificate. Hold several publications and patents, and council members at various institutions.

  5. Judy Shabaya says:

    Please inform on positions in Teacher Training Education and Higher Educational Administration

  6. Clement Chirman says:

    I will be interested in any vacancy for African Literature & Creative Writing.
    I have Ph.D in Literature.

  7. Makinde Mathew says:

    I would like to know the venue and date for THE 5TH KOHA WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY THE AAU

  8. Dr. Tem Protus Mbuem says:

    Can I get any opportunity in the History of
    1. Decentralisation and Local Government Studies
    2. History of International Relations
    3. Economic and Social History
    5. African Studies

  9. if there are vacancies jobs for lecturing in agricultural economics/economics please inform me.Regards

  10. Dr. Ransome Msughve Labe says:

    If there is a vacancy for clinical psychology lecturer, please inform me. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical psychology with experience in clinical practice and teaching for 11 years.
    Thank you.

    • Clement Chirman says:

      I hold Ph.D. Literature, M.A. Literature & B.A English and will be willing to take a lecturing job

  11. Mohamed Eisa Abaker says:

    Any position in Physics (materials science) – I had PhD. in Materials Science (Nanomaterials and their Applications)-( Patras- Greece ) -M Sc. Physics (Stuttgart -Germany) and B Sc. Physics(Sudan) –
    If any position opens please let me know

  12. Dr. Njomo LM says:

    I hold a Ph.D in marketing. Please let me know when there is a vacancy.

  13. Mucunguzi Gad says:

    please inform me on opportunities for lecturing social work

  14. Dr. Adegbite, Bashiru Adeniyi says:

    Good for the country. Please if there is vacancy in Agricultural Extension let me know.

  15. andrew zakari says:

    Notify me of any job for librarian

  16. Bulongo Malambo says:

    Please notify me of any lectureship vacancy in the field of Mechanical Engineering . Currently, l am studying MSc in Mechanical Engineering due in June.

  17. Moses Aol Jabuya says:

    Good idea.Am a doctor in project planning and management with specialisation in monitoring and evaluation looking for a job lecturer if there is opportunity let me know Thanks


    If there is an opening in computer science, I will like to be informed

  19. Maxwell E. Uduafemhe, PhD. says:

    I hod a PhD in Industrial and Technology Education (Electrical and Electronics Technology). Interested in Teaching in a university.

  20. Maxwell E. Uduafemhe, PhD. says:

    I hold a PhD in Industrial and Technology Education (Electrical and Electronics Technology). I am Interested in Teaching in a university.

  21. Joseph Kur says:

    Please,any vacancy in Law Lecturing? I hold an LLB,BL; LLM:PhD in Law with specialisation in Intellectual Property Law.Currently an Associate Professor with 17 years Experience

  22. Dr. Onyike Ifeanyi says:

    Please inform me of any vacancy in Journalism and media studies.

  23. Dr. Ebenezer Ifeanyi says:

    I have a PhD in Mass Communication with special interest in Public Relations and Media Studies

  24. Ige, Oladeji says:

    Please inform me on opportunities for research fellowship/visitation or sabattical leave in corrosion/materials development and characterisation. I had PhD. in Materials Engineering. Thank you.

  25. Fasiu Oluwole says:

    I am an Associate Professor of Machinery and Process Engineering. If there is any vacancy in the Mechanical Engineering please let me know

  26. Mrs. M.O. Olusoji says:

    I am interested in coming to Rwanda on sabbatical appointment for one year. I have a PhD in economics and a director in one Management Development Institutes in Nigeria.

  27. Joseph Kur says:

    Any Law Vacancy opening for university lecturing job at the Professorial level

  28. Lizanani Nleya says:

    Will be interested to join University of Rwanda, as lecturer , college of Economics and Business. My areas of strength are Strategic leadership, strategic management, corporate strategy, strategy implementation and change management. Currently lecturing MBA programme.

  29. We are looking for Associate professors and above positions in Plant Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology at Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia.

  30. John Dokotri says:

    I am a Ph.D holder in general and applied psychology with specialty in Organizational Psychology. Any vacancy in this area, I have interest to be engaged

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