Head, Department of Architecture

Vacancy   April 17, 2024
Department of Architecture
May 3, 2024    [ Receiving Applications Closed ]

The Head of Academic Department (Architecture) shall be responsible to the Executive Dean of the School of Built Environment. He/she shall provide leadership and overall coordination of all academic and administrative matters of the Department. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leading in the development, implementation and monitoring of the departmental plans, strategies, budgets and academic programmes. 
  2. Monitoring, implementing and maintaining academic standards. 
  3. Establishing and maintaining partnerships and links with government, the public and private sectors, development partners and the international community. 
  4. Leading in the development and implementation of resource mobilization plans and strategies,  and ensuring efficient resource utilization in the Department.
  5. Supporting staff in research, consultancy, and outreach programmes for the Department.
  6. Initiating the recruitment process.
  7. Advising staff on relevant and credible journals in specialized fields of the school.
  8. Teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  9. Preparing reports for the Department. 
  10. Undertaking curriculum review and tracer studies.
  11. Orienting and mentoring the new academic generation.
  12. Allocating work and appraising staff.



  • An earned Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution.
  • 3 years’ experience at supervisory level.
  • Those at Senior Lecturer level and above or in Senior Leadership positions shall have an added advantage.


Term of Office

The successful candidate shall be offered a 3-year performance-based contract which may be renewed once. 


Method of Application

Applications together with copies of relevant qualifications and detailed curriculum vitae with two traceable referees should be sent by Friday, 3rd May, 2024 to vacancies@mubas.ac.mw or The Registrar, MUBAS, P/Bag 303, Chichiri, Blantyre 3. Applicants should indicate the position applied for in the subject line of their emails.