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Career Opportunities (August 2017)

Mount Kenya University(MKU), a Chartered and ISO 9001:2008 Certified University operating as an institution of higher learning in East Africa is rebranding to align itself with its Vision- to be a Global Centre of Excellence in Education, Research and Innovation in Science and Technology. The university has received high global rankings in various aspects including the recent webometrics that ranked MKU E-repository first among private universities in Kenya, 22nd in Africa and 1,013th in the world.

MKU will continue to sustain global competitiveness and the ever improving local and international ranking as well as the positive complement given by its development partners who have committed their resources in support of infrastructure and research. In order to ensure continuous improvement in service delivery, the University has re-engineered its operations and has put in place strategies including strengthening human and academic resources in Kenya and Rwanda to enhance processes and improve efficiency.

In pursuit of the University focus to be a center of academic excellence, the University wishes to recruit qualified academic and administrative staff in the following areas:

  1. Academic staff  (Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and Tutorial Fellows.)
  2. Principal Finance Officer.
  3. Principal Corporate Services.
  4. Principal Open Distance & Electronic Learning (ODEL)
  5. Principal Laboratory Technologist
  6. Director Human Resources
  7. Director, Information Communication Technology
  8. Director, Security Services
  9. Procurement Officer
  10. Campus Registrar, Finance, Administration & Marketing
  11. Biomedical Engineer
  12. Customer Service Officers
  13. Invigilators

Download full list with detailed job descriptions here


Applicants are required to submit  applications giving details of the educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address,  a detailed curriculum vitae including three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.


  1. Interested applicants should send the applications to the undersigned, quoting the reference number for the job applied for so as to be received on or before 12th September, 2017.
  2. Electronic application can be sent in PDF format by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. Terms of service are provided for as per Mount Kenya University scheme of service
  4. Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer.
  5. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to;

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement,

Mount Kenya University,

Main Campus, Thika,

General Kago Road,

Thika, Kenya.

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