The Council for Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)in exercise of its statutory duties as  provided in the University’s  Act is inviting interested  and  suitably qualified   distinguished   Academics   with   vast   experience  in   University  Curriculum Development and Reform,  Teaching,  Research and  Administration/Management  to  apply  for the  above  post.




MUST is a  new  University,  the  Fourth  Public  University  established  by  the  Government of   Malawi  in December,   2012   which    shall   open its doors   to   its   first   intake   of undergraduate and  post-graduate  students  very  soon.  The  University is  situated in  the Southern part of  Malawi in the beautiful  highlands of Thyolo  District  about  25 kilometers East of Blantyre city.  

MUST is starting with three schools: the Malawi Institute of  Technology;  the  Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences and  the Academy of  Medical  Sciences.  Through these schools, The University  is offering undergraduate  and  postgraduate  program mesin the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Metallorgy and Mineral Processing, Medical Microbiology, Traditional and Herbal Medici ne,  Geriatric  Medicine, Earth Sciences, Biomedical  Engineering, Meteorology and Climate Science. 


The  Vice-Chancellor  shall   in n   accordance  with   Section   14  of  the   Law   establishing  the University be responsible for the  overall  management  of  the  University, include ng  the development  and  implementation  of  strategic  plans,  policies,  teaching   and   research programmes, budget management and have such  powers  and  perform  such  functions  as may from ti me to ti me,  be  prescribed  by the enabling Act, the Statutes and the Council.

xi.       Impeccable and honest character. 


The Successful candid ate shall hold d office for a period of five years and be eligible for re­ appointment for one further term of office based on satisfactory performance.  The candidate shall be offered an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with seniority of the position and qualifications of the candidates. 


Interested candidates who meet the above conditions  should  submit  their  application, together with detailed curricula vitae duly signed  and  dated  not  later  than  2nd  May, 2014. The curriculum vitae must include the candidate’s names in full, date of birth, academic  qualifications, teaching, research, administrative and managerial experience, academic   distinctions   achieved,   member shi p   of   academic   and   professional    bodies, number of post-graduate research students supervised, scholarly publications, names and addresses  of  three  referees  with  their  e-mail  and  physical  addresses  and  other  relevant  information. 

Applications are to be submitted under confidential coverin  envelop  marked ‘ Post of MUST Vice-Chancellor” at the upper left hand corner to: 

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporation
Private Bag 30061
Capital City


For  online  submission:



The successful candidate is also expected to: 

  1. Provide strategic, innovative and creative direction and leadership to the University by competitively positioning and representing the University nationally and internationally; 
  1. Facilitate local and international partnerships with institutions of higher learning, research and other agencies including the private sector; and 
  1. Aggressively mobilize resources for the University.



Specifically,  MUST require a person who can meet the following qualifications  and attributes: 

  1. Be a distinguished Professor in a field of study covered in programmes of study within the University, with at least 5 years  post-professorial experience  from recognized universities;
    1. A renowned academic with over 5 years of post-PhD teaching  (at undergraduate and post-graduate levels) and research experience with proven record of supervising PhD and Master degree students and substantial scholarly achievement demonstrated by research outputs in the form of publications in refereed books and journals;
    2. Of not more than 65 years at the time of appointment;
      1. A leader with considerable administrative managerial experience at senior University Management level;
      2. Practical experience in foresight planning and strategic leadership in a reputable University or equivalent organization;
      3. Capable of sustaining good and harmonious working relationships among University staff members and students on one hand and between the University and its stakeholders;
      4. Able to foster a culture of innovation, creativity and openness, which values every individual’s contribution while also ensuring productivity  and growth;
        1. Have  demonstrable  experience  in  financial  management.     fundraising  and resource  mobilization;
        2. Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal including Information and Communication Technology (!CT) skills;
        3. Have proven skills in leadership and development and be capable of making the university a leading institution  of higher education in science  and technology with first class research and teaching outputs.
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