Miva Open University is an education company building a new kind of university targeted at the African region. Miva is a Pan- African Distance e-Learning University that is built on a couple of beliefs: Firstly, we believe that the traditional brick and mortar approach to tertiary education is no longer a viable option in serving learners on the African continent. This approach will not provide the capacity and efficacy for the people of the region.
We are building a university experience that can leverage excellent academic talent (wherever it is to be found) and digital technologies to create a new, fresh, more efficacious and more accessible tertiary experience. Our second belief is that this new tertiary experience must not only meet but exceed the existing way of doing things in terms of quality, efficacy and preparing learners for the future. We are uncompromising in these beliefs and this is why we are excited to speak to you.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Associate Professor (Accounting)
Employment Type: Full-time
We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and accomplished individual with a Ph.D. in Accounting to join our esteemed faculty as an Associate Professor.
The successful candidate willbe expected to contribute to the academic and research excellence of the university while also actively engaging in teaching, mentoring, and service activities.
As an Associate Professor, you will play a key role in advancing the mission of the university and fostering the intellectual growth of our students.
Develop and deliver high-quality courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in Accounting.
Implement innovative teaching methods and technologies to enhance the learning experience.
Provide mentorship and guidance to students, fostering their academic and professional development.
Conduct cutting-edge research in Accounting and actively contribute to the scholarly community.
Publish research findings in reputable peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.
Collaborate with colleagues and students on research projects, fostering a culture of academic inquiry.
Advising and Mentoring:
Advise undergraduate students, guiding them in their academic and career goals.
Supervise graduate students' theses and dissertations.
Provide mentorship and support to junior faculty members.
Service and Engagement:
Engage in university and departmental service activities, including committee participation.
Participate in outreach activities, promoting the university's mission and building community partnerships.
Contribute to the development and improvement of academic programs and curricula.
Assist in student recruitment and outreach activities.
Stay current with developments in the field and continuously improve teaching and research skills.
Pursue external funding opportunities to support research endeavors.
Develop and implement academic strategies and policies in line with industry standards and emerging trends in Accounting.
Collaborate with industry partners and professional Accounting organizations to facilitate
internships, networking opportunities, and industry collaborations.
Qualifications and Skills
A Ph.D in the Accounting field from an accredited institution .
A strong record of scholarly research, including a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, with the ability to engage and inspire students.
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and contribute to a collegial academic environment.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to participate in university and departmental service activities.
Proven experience in a leadership role within an academic institution, preferably in an online distance learning environment.
A passion for online education and a commitment to providing high-quality learning experiences for students.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.