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22 New Job Vacancies at Open University of Tanzania (OUT)

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is a public university, established by the Act of Parliament No 17 of 1992. Since 1st January, 2007, the University has been operating under the OUT Charter Inc. of 2007, which is in line with the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. Its stated mission is “to provide relevant, quality, flexible, accessible, and affordable open online education, research and services to the community for social economic development of Tanzania and the rest of the world.
The Open University of Tanzania operates through its temporary headquarters in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam and its 30 regional centers in each region of Tanzania Mainland including Coordination Centers in Tanzania Islands – Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar. The University hereby invites applications from competent and suitably qualified persons, to enhance its human resource capacity needed to fulfill its mission, as follows below: 

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Vacancy No. Position Faculty Level of Education Specialization Regional Centre No. of
OUT2018/01 Lecturer FBM PhD Human Resource *Any 1
OUT2018/02 Lecturer FSTES PhD Environmental Sciences *Any 1
OUT2018/03 Lecturer FED PhD Education (Special Education /Curriculum) *Any 1
OUT2018/04 Lecturer FASS PhD Economics *Any 1
OUT2018/05 Lecturer FASS PhD Mass communication or Journalism *Any 1
OUT2018/06 Lecturer FED PhD Education Psychology *Any 1
OUT2018/07 Assistant Lecturer FBM Masters Finance and Banking Mtwara 1
OUT2018/08 Assistant Lecturer FASS Masters Public Administration/Political Science Kagera 1
OUT2018/09 Assistant Lecturer FASS Masters Tourism Geita 1
OUT/2018/10 Assistant Lecturer FASS Masters English Linguistics Lindi 1
OUT/2018/11 Assistant Lecturer FASS Masters Monitoring and evaluation Katavi 1
OUT/2018/12 Assistant Lecturer FSTES Masters Physical Sciences (Energy or Physics) Pwani 1
OUT/2018/13 Assistant Lecturer FSTES Masters Human Nutrition/ Food Science Geita 1
OUT/2018/14 Assistant Lecturer FLW Masters Law Manyara 1
OUT/2018/15 Assistant Lecturer FSTES Masters Physical Science (Maths) Tabora 1
OUT/2018/16 Assistant Lecturer FED Masters Education (Special Education Curriculum) Pemba 1
OUT/2018/17 Assistant Librarian FASS Masters Library and Information Studies Singida 1
OUT/2018/18 Tutorial Assistant FASS Bachelor Tourism Kigoma 1
OUT/2018/19 Tutorial Assistant FBM Bachelor Procurement and Supplies/ Transport and logistics Rukwa 1
OUT/2018/20 Tutorial Assistant FED Bachelor Education (Special Education Curriculum) Simiyu 1
OUT/2018/21 Tutorial Assistant FSTES Bachelor Physical Science (Physics) Tanga 1
OUT/2018/22 Tutorial Assistant FLW Bachelor Law Songwe 1  
FBM – Faculty of Business Management
FASS – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
FSTES – Faculty of Science Technology and Environmental Studies
FED – Faculty of Education
* – Preference given to Mwanza, Arusha, Dodoma, Zanzibar & Mbeya

The qualifications and duties for the positions above are described below:
Qualifications: Possession of PhD, Master degree in relevant fields with at least a GPA of 4.0 out of  in relevant subjects or its equivalent. The applicant must be computer literate, capable of using ICT to enhance teaching and learning.  
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Teach face to face sessions and lead seminars;
– Undertake induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before
– Undertake individual research and participate in bigger multi-disciplinary research projects;
– Prepare manuals and case studies for training;
– Offer close supervision and guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students;
– Manage undergraduate programmes
– Undertake consultancy projects.
NB. Age limit: Not above 45 years.  
Possession of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field with at least a GPA of 4.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent in the first
degree with a minimum of B+ in the Relevant Subject or its equivalent.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Write new study materials, scripts for radio broadcast, video and audio cassettes, various reports and papers,
– Adopt and/or supplement existing materials,
– Liaise with course writers, editors, reviewers, producers, artists, coordinators and other members of the course team,
– Revise course materials and audio programmes,
– Give public lectures, tutor and lead academic discussions,
– Set and mark course assignments and/or tests, examinations supervision of field work, practical and all other related academic activities,
– Encourage and motivate students to improve academically,
– Help identify and set up local study groups,
– Conduct research work and disseminate research findings 
NB. Age limit: Not above 35 years.  
Possession of a good first degree with minimum GPA of 3.8 out of 5 or its equivalent with excellent results and scored B+ in the subject area or equivalent. The applicant must be computer literate, capable of using ICT to enhance teaching and learning  
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Write scripts for radio broadcasts, video and audio cassettes, various reports and papers,
– Supplement existing study materials,
– Edit, review and translate course materials,
– Assist senior staff in preparing content for e-Learning for the ELMS.
– Provide support materials, guidance and counseling and other services to students,
– Maintain students’ records correspondence and other communications,
– Assist in general academic administration as will be directed by seniors,
– Any other task as may be prescribed by the supervisor, Faculty Dean or Director of an
– Institute and/or the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) from time to time.
NB. Age limit: Not above 30 years.  
– Applicants should clearly specify the Vacancy Number and Position they are applying for, from the list above. Applications bearing no such information shall not be considered.
– Applications should be accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of relevant certificates, together with one colored passport size photograph of the applicant, names and full contact details of two referees. The applicants should be willing to work in any of the regions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
– All applicants who are currently employed in the Public Service should route their application letters through their respective employers.
– Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
Interested applicants should submit the applications to the undersigned:
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics)
Open University of Tanzania
Kawawa Road, Kinondoni
P.O. Box 23409, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel. +255 22 2668820
Fax: +255 22 2668759
The deadline for receiving applications is 14 days after the date of advertisement.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.J2

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