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Director/Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer – Humanities and Social Sciences at Ministry of Defense

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Job Description

Requirements for Appointment:

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer in a recognized university;
  • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Peace and Security Studies, Conflict Studies, Political Science, Gender and Development or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • an earned PhD degree in a relevant field; and
  • ability to teach/instruct in any two of the following; National Security Studies, International Security Studies, Intelligence Studies, Strategic Security Management, Security Planning and Security/Social Sciences Research Methodology

Duties and Responsibilities 

This is a middle teaching and research position. The post holder will be expected to show academic leadership in both research and teaching at the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) and the National Defence College (NDC). Duties of the post holder are two-fold; Research/Scholarship and Teaching. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-


  • undertaking research scholarship activity subject to the approval of the Senior Researchers and the NDC Commandant;
  • carrying out research internally, nationally and internationally and to contribute to the research objectives of both the Centre for Security Studies with approval of Senior Research Fellows;
  • undertaking in subject and professional research and pedagogy development as required to support teaching activities at the NDC; and
  • transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities


  • providing participants with the relevant and stimulating range of learning opportunities and experiences within the subject area, consistent with their overall learning objectives;
  • undertaking teaching duties as required by and agreed with the Commandant and to keep abreast of international developments within the academic discipline and/or professional practice of the subject area and to share this knowledge to shape curricular content, design and delivery;
  • setting, marking and assessing work and providing feedback to participants;
  • monitoring participants progress and making timely reports to the College Headquarters;
  • coordinating staff development initiatives related to learning and teaching; and
  • supporting students’ programmes on academic, career and personal development
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