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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor Department Of Health Sciences: Faculty Of Science (x6) - Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

Location: Harare

Job Summary

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the largest and comprehensive Open & Distance Electronic Learning (ODeL) University in Zimbabwe that offers lifelong learning in an affordable and flexible manner.

Suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidates are invited to apply for the above vacant positions that have arisen at the Zimbabwe Open University.


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor Department Of Health Sciences: Faculty Of Science: National Centre, Masvingo, Bulawayo, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central And Matabeleland North Regional Campuses (6 Posts)

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Leading in the development and launching of new programmes;
  • Developing and producing of distance Teaching and Open Learning materials including writing modules;
  • Developing, designing, outlining, reviewing or rebranding a minimum of one (1) programme per year;
  • Able to conduct a minimum of two (2) tutorials per semester;
  • Carrying out applied research to develop innovations for industrialisation;
  • Promoting the University wide initiatives;
  • Establishing partnerships with industry and local communities;
  • Engaging in community service;
  • Interfacing with other Faculties;
  • Engaging in University service; and
  • Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Chairperson of the Department.

Qualifications And Experience

  • A minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing, Master’s in Public Health is a pre-requisite Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration,
  • State Registered Midwife
  • State Registered Nurse
  • Possession of a PhD in any of the areas stated above is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in an institution of Higher Learning is a requirement;
  • Knowledge of distance education would be an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy a must; and
  • Research experience in Health and or other natural sciences

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications consisting of the following documents: application letter, certified educational and professional certificates as well as transcripts and curriculum vitae with contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) referees as follows:



  • as hard copies which consist of ten (10) sets of each of the above listed documents. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

Please note that, posts 1, 2 & 3 are a re-advertisement. Those who applied previously need not re-apply as they shall be considered. However, they can update their applications if they so wish.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Human Resources

Zimbabwe Open University

P O Box MP 1119

Mount Pleasant



Hand delivered to

3rd Floor

Corner House

Cnr. Machel Ave and L. Takawira St.


NB: Applications should be received not later than 14 August 2022.

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