Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scientific Director, Arba Minch Institute of Technology (AMiT)
Arba Minch University
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The Scientific Director, with the status of Vice President, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute. He/she shall be responsible for leading the day-to-day operation of the Institute and implementation
of the Institute’s Strategic Plan. He/she will be a member of Senate Executive Committee of the Arba Minch University.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Scientific Director
The Scientific Director shall have a delegated power to realize the autonomy as per article 5.7.1 of IoT Directive issued by Ministry of Education. The Scientific Director shall be accountable for the exercise of power delegated herein.

This includes:

  1. To be a member of Senate Executive Committee of the University
  2. To direct and administer the institute with the aim of ensuring its mission.
  3. To ensure that the provisions of the Proclamation, IoT Autonomy Directive and of other laws applicable to the institute are respected.
  4. To create and continuously build conducive institutional environment, which stimulates learning and teaching as well as research, technology transfer and business incubation.
  5. To propose internal organizational structure of the academic units and their naming and their jurisdiction within the Institute and get endorsed by the Council and approval by Supervisory Board;
  6. To nominate and present the Directors for Academic Affairs and Managing Director, which will assist him/her in carrying out duties and responsibilities of their respective director offices, for approval and appointment by the Supervisory Board.
  7. To appoint Directors for Research and Community Services, Competency Center, InstituteIndustry Linkage and Technology Transfer, Faculty Deans, Chair Heads, Head of postgraduate programs, and Continuing and Distance Education based on internal institutional regulations.
  8. To appoint the heads of the academic, research and development and non-academic units, assign their titles as per the internal organizational structures and responsibility bestowed on them in line with the university legislation, and make sure they effectively execute their responsibilities in a way that enables him/her to realize the mission of the institute.
  9. To establish Reform Team that steers the reform and transformation of the Institute and appoint its leader and members.
  10. To develop strategic plan of the Institute in consultation with the Institute council and get approved by the Supervisory board at the beginning of his/her term.
  11. To develop or lead development of a research policy including research incentive mechanisms and benefits to encourage professors and researchers to commit themselves

to research, technology transfer, consultancy and teaching, and submit proposals to the
Institute Council for approval.
12) To implement an approval system for research submissions for funding and to conclude
and execute research agreements as well as consultancy agreements with third parties.
13) To develop guidelines for business and enterprise development by the Institute
14) To ensure that the institute in the pursuit of its mission is perpetually connected with local,
national and international academic institutions, relevant agencies and business and
industry, and associations.
15) To determine and implement, upon approval by the Institute Council and the Supervisory
Board, academic unit level governing bodies and structures guided by the principles of
relevance and quality of education and research, autonomy, efficacy and efficiency of
service delivery.
16) To design and implement, upon ultimate approval by the Supervisory Board, nomination
and appointment of officers and academic unit heads of the institute.
17) To develop guidelines of governance for the different levels of academic units, the chair
holders and other academic staff within the chair.
18) To ensure the employment and official positions are filled through competition and that
removal from office is based on performance evaluation, disciplinary matters and end of
tenure of office only.
19) To develop and implement institutional standard measures and ensure that the academic
and administrative operations of the institute are on the basis of the standards.
20) To initiate the start of the academic calendar of the programs of the Institute within the
length of the academic calendar issued by the university senate and get approval by the
Institute council for its implementation.
21) To ensure that the institute properly utilizes the budget and maintains a healthy balance of
income and expenditure and proper books of accounts of all income and expenditure.
22) To ensure that all fundamental operations and transactions of the institute are
appropriately documented in text and data form as appropriate and that the information
is, without prejudice to institutional interests, appropriately and readily accessible to endusers,
23) To prepare institutional plans and budget and ensure their implementation upon approval.
24) To raise, collect and use the internal revenue of the institute from consultancy work, project
contracts, donations and other means.
25) To periodically inform the Supervisory Board, the president, government, and public about
the state of the institute,
26) Subject to university-wide safety and security regulations and standards, to build and
maintain a reliable safety and security system that protects life and property in the
premises of the institute.
27) To represent the institute in all dealings with third parties.
28) To authorize local and international procurement in conformity with the law.
29) To delegate, as may be necessary, his/her powers and responsibilities to the directors and
appropriate heads of academic and administrative units.
30) To report the performance of the Institute to the university and other relevant authorities
on quarterly basis.
In addition to the duties and responsibilities defined in the directive, the Scientific Director
1) Chair the Institute Council and Management Council meetings.
2) Be entitled to overrule decisions of the Management Council and the Institute Council if
he/she is of the opinion that the decision endangers the development and strategic mission
of AMIT and report to the Supervisory board.
3) Appoint chairpersons of different standing and ad-hoc committees at the Institute Level.
4) Be entitled to handle, decide and act in case of emergency or of unforeseen events which
are not covered by IoTs directive, university or AMIT regulations.
5) Call different annual General Assemblies of academic staff, support staff and students of the
Institute at the beginning of the new academic year and presents performance report of
previous year, activity plan of the new academic year and strategic issues of the institute,
and attend to the concern of the stakeholder.
Offices accountable to AMiT Scientific Director office
1. Deputy Scientific Director office.
2. Managing Director office.
3. Research and Community Services Directorate office.
4. Institution-Industry Linkage (IIL) & Technology Transfer (TT) Director office.
5. AMiT Competence centers.
6. Associate Registrar office.
7. Institutional Quality Assurance Coordination office.
8. School of Postgraduate Director office.
9. Pre-engineering Coordination office.
10. Gender office