• Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly

Job Description

Mzuzu University is Malawi’s Second Public University established under the Mzuzu University Act No. 12 of 1997. The University is a dual mode public institution and hence has face-to face and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) students. Mzuzu University also offers some of its programmes on block, week-end and vacation releases and through collaborations with international partners. The non-full time modes constitute innovative approaches in expanding access and meeting the needs of Malawians especially the youth.  There are six Faculties: Education; Environmental Sciences; Health Sciences; Hospitality, Tourism and Management; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology and Innovations.

The mission of the University is to provide high quality education, training, research, outreach and complementary services to meet the technological, social and economic needs of individuals and communities in Malawi and the World.

The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant academic positions:


Professor/ Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer/Staff Associate in Biological Sciences

Candidates must have a PhD or Master’s Degree in Quantitative Ecology, Quantitative Science, Ecological Modelling or any other related field plus a Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with at least a credit pass obtained from a reputable and accredited institution of higher learning.

Candidates who possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree only with at least a credit pass obtained from a reputable and accredited institution of higher learning, and studied courses related to Quantitative Ecology such as Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecological Modelling and Biostatistics will be considered for Assistant Lecturer/Staff Associate position.

For the above position, candidates should address their ability to meet the following requirements:


  • Candidates with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience in the subject area they have applied for at tertiary level are preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To teach and assess undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • To develop and teach new courses, including postgraduate courses, as may be required;
  • To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects including research;
  • To actively participate in scholarly activities such as research and


  • To serve on University Committees to which they may be appointed; and
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required and assigned by their Head of Department, Dean of Faculty or Management.

Attributes and Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the subject area;
  • Demonstrable commitment to academic excellence in teaching and research;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Good communication skills; and
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet given deadlines.


The application should include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional qualifications as well as names and contact details of three traceable referees. The job title should be indicated on the envelope and sent to:

University Registrar
Mzuzu University
Private Bag 201

Or Electronic Submission:

Electronic submission of the application should be sent as attachments in PDF or MS Word format to [email protected]. The subject line of the application should show the position being applied for.

To reach the University not later than Friday, 20th November 2020. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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