Northrise University
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Head of Department – School of Engineering

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Job Description

Northrise University, the first private university in Zambia, is excited to offer an exceptional opportunity to an individual prepared to lead in the development and growth of our new Northrise University School of Engineering.

As we continue to expand our academic programs, we are introducing the Northrise School of Engineering, with the first intake scheduled for January 2024. The initial program focuses on civil engineering, with additional specialties to be developed in the future. The Founding Head will be a member of the School of Engineering Development Team and work with other engineering leaders from Zambia and the U.S. to build and introduce one of the best engineering programs in southern Africa. The Head of the School of Engineering will have significant influence regarding the development and accreditation of the program, hiring of faculty and staff, and recruitment of students.

Northrise University is committed to developing Christ-centered dedicated professionals and engaged global citizens devoted to the spiritual and economic transformation of Zambia and Africa.

As a Christ-centered university, Northrise University is committed to equipping its students to become skilled and relevant professionals, ministers, and leaders who will have a lasting impact. By providing learning opportunities that enhance critical thinking, discipline, personal responsibility, character development, and sacrifice, students are inspired to achieve excellence and lay-hold of their future.

Joining this Christ-centered institution is more than joining a university — it is belonging to a family, being a help to those in need, and above all, a community dedicated to changing a nation and beyond.

The Head of Department – School of Engineering (HOD) is a leadership position responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the Northrise University School of Engineering (NUSOE) programs.

The HOD leads the School of Engineering educational program design, implementation, and quality assurance. Oversight includes academic programming that encourages maximum utilization of campus resources and facilities and fosters collaboration among disciplines, working with faculty, staff administrators, partnering organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve the mission and shared vision of Northrise University.

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related engineering field. (Ph.D. highly preferred)

Key Competences:

  • A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with NU departments, cross-functional teams, NU partnering organizations, and international partners.
  • Progressive thinker and innovator with a passion for developing the engineering school that graduates servant leaders who possess the proper work ethics.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application of technology for research and instruction.
  • Demonstrated evidence of the call to the engineering profession.
  • Willingness to work extended hours and with international partners in different time zones.
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of Zambia.
  • An active and growing Christian faith and walk.

A vision for articulating the integration of the Christian faith with the practice of engineering, both in the teaching of students and in the engagement of the topic with colleagues inside and outside Northrise.

Method of Application

All applicants should submit a typed cover letter of not more than two pages that clearly states the position applied for; the academic and professional qualifications they possess; and the major achievements in their previous and/or current job. Furthermore, the Curriculum vitae should be current, not more than five pages long, clearly state the duration(s) and nature of their past and current work experience; and include at least four traceable referees.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be communicated to. Additionally, all shortlisted applicants will be required to present certificates of verification/validation of all their academic and professional qualifications from the Zambia Qualifications Authority during the interviews.

All applications should be received by the undersigned to:

Human Resource Officer

Main Campus

30029 Kitwe-Ndola Dual Carriage Highway

P O Box 240271


or Email at:

Application deadline
18 May 16:20