Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU, www.aku.edu) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents. An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low- and middle-income countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As a leading international institution dedicated to excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
Launched in 2015, the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) is the premier source of education and tailored training for journalists, communicators and media executives and entrepreneurs in East Africa and beyond. Guided by the principles of global excellence and local relevance, GSMC helps individuals transform their careers and organizations to seize opportunities and reap the benefits of innovation.
Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Professor will oversee GSMC’s new Executive Masters in Media Leadership & Innovation (EMMLI) program, which launches in February 2021. He/she will have significant professional experience in the broad field of leadership and management, ideally in the media sector and have a track record of teaching in Higher Education. Candidates on sabbatical or leave from home universities in the West and are available for one or two-year posting will be considered.
The incumbent will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. He/she should be prepared to operate across AKU campuses in fulfilment of their role.