As a young university, SMU is constantly looking for qualified faculty applicants for either full or part time positions at the university. Full time faculty at SMU are required to have a doctoral degree in their field, while part time faculty must at least have a Master’s degree in the discipline under consideration. Currently, we are looking for full and part time faculty members in the following fields:
1) Creative Writing
2) Architecture & Engineering
3) Performing Arts & Film Studies
4) Computer Science & Information Technology
8) Nursing & Healthcare
10) Social Works
12) Veterinary Medicine
These positions are available for people to teach at our ground campus in Buea or online. There are no residency requirements for those interested in online positions – they can be resident anywhere in the world.
Those offered employment will be categorized as follows:
1) Lecturer: Relevant Master's Degree required plus industry and/or university teaching experience.
2) Senior Lecturer: Relevant Master's required plus at least 6 years of university teaching experience and at least 6 journal articles or 3 published books or Doctorate Degree plus at least one year of university teaching experience and one publication.
3) Associate Professor: Relevant Doctorate Degree required plus 6 or more years of university teaching experience and at least 6 journal articles or 3 published books.
4) Full Professor: Relevant Doctorate Degree required plus 12 or more years of university teaching experience and at least 12 journal articles or 6 published books.
SMU Employee Benefits: Whether you are considering a career move or looking for your first job opportunity, we understand that you will weigh the rewards and benefits a university has to offer. SMU is committed to providing competitive salary and benefits, including: Medical Insurance, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Vacation, University Holidays, Personal Business Days, Sick Days, and Education/Tuition Assistance.
Qualified candidates who meet the minimum qualifications stated above should submit an application package including:
1) Cover Letter stating why you think you will be a good candidate for the position,
2) Detailed Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
3) Copy of Transcripts of all Degrees Earned
4) Three Letters of Recommendation
These documents should be sent via email only and directly to humanresources[at]stmonicauniversity.com.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 September 2013 05:00
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants seeking admission into Undergraduate Programs at St. Monica's University (SMU) should be high school graduates or should possess at least the GED, GCE, WAEC, BAC, Teacher Grade I Certificate, or any other equivalent certificate. Students without previous university or professional school experience will require between three to four years in order to complete their degrees depending on the performance of the individual student. Exceptionally smart students could take a shorter period, while others may take a longer period of time. This is usually the case in any typical American university.
We also offer admission and advance placement to student who have previously taken university courses or attended professional schools under the Ministry of Higher Education. Graduates of such schools (e.g. ENS, ENAM, ASMAC, etc) or transfer students from other universities or institutions of higher learning with or without the BTS, HND, or any other diploma, can earn a degree from SMU within 1-2 years depending on the individual student's performance.
To earn a SMU degree, students are required to earn at least 124 semester credit hours (over 140 credits for Engineering degree). A degree program at a US university should normally take four years to complete, but we've put together a program where students can earn their degrees after three years of full-time studies. We do accept transfer students and they can bring in as much as 90 credit hours from any approved or accredited institution in Cameroon or abroad. Students bringing in 90 credit hours can easily earn their degree from SMU within one academic year.
SMU offers students the flexibility to either undertake the program full time or part time and during the day as well as evenings and weekends. Therefore, students who are currently working will be able to study at SMU irrespective of where they are based in the country. We have also implemented a cutting-edge Virtual Learning Platform (VLP), which will enable our students undertake online lectures, given that some of our professors are based abroad. Whether or not a student is taking a course online, s/he is required to have a computer (preferably a laptop) with Internet access.
To apply for our degree programs, please complete the Application for Admission available at this website or write to admissions[at]stmonicauniversity.com. We accept students on an ongoing basis given that one can start classes at SMU at the beginning of every month given our Block Plan schedule, where students study one course-at-a-time. Students awaiting results can submit their application and they will be given Provisional Admission while waiting for the final results.
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants seeking admission into Graduate Programs at the Master's Degree level at SMU must be holders of a Bachelor's degree from an approved/accredited university in Cameroon or abroad. For most of our degree programs (with the exception of most Engineering degrees), you do not need to have an undergraduate degree from the same discipline in order to pursue a particular master's degree. For instance, someone with a BA in Philosophy can be admitted to do the MBA. However, those without an undergraduate degree in the same or similar disciplines will be required to take some prerequisite courses that may extend the length of their programs. We offer master's degrees in all Schools - SET, SBPP, and SASE. Our master students require at least 40 credits to graduate from any program - some programs may require more credits. We do accept transfer students from other Master's Programs from other universities. For instance, those with a "Master I" or "Maitrise" from any Cameroonian university or graduates of the "Second Cycle" of professional schools in Cameroon can complete their master's degrees at SMU within a year. We are willing to accept up to 21 master-level credits from other universities.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees
We offer the PhD degree in all Schools at SMU. Those interested in admission into any of our programs must already earn a Master's Degree from any approved/accredited university in Cameroon or abroad. We accept transfer students from other universities - a maximum of 45 doctoral-level credits can be transferred to SMU. In addition, we can accept doctoral candidates at the All-But-Dissertation (ABD) level to complete their programs with us. The PhD program at SMU usually lasts about three-four years (transfer students can take a shorter period) and one must earn at least 60 credits beyond the master degree level to qualify for an SMU PhD.
To find out if you qualify for admission into any of our programs or whether your program of studies is available at SMU, please complete the Application for Admission available at this website or write to admissions[at]stmonicauniversity.com. We accept students on an ongoing basis given that one can start classes at any time. Students awaiting results can submit their application and they will be given Provisional Admission while waiting for the final results.
TUITION AND FEES
Students can pay their fees at any of the following financial institutions:
NFC Bank - any location nationwide. Please request that the money be deposited into the Current Account of Chartered Financial Assistance, which has Account No: 0431640103674697.
CFA Microfinance Bank - any location nationwide. Please request that the money be deposited into the Saint Monica University Account at CFA.
Make sure you collect a receipt and keep it safely as evidence of fee payment.
Unlike most institutions in Cameroon that charge a flat annual fees, SMU charges a per credit fees. An Undergraduate Credit costs 10,000 Frs ($40.00 for international students), while a Master-Level Credit costs 30,000 Frs ($120.00 for international students) and a PhD-Level Credit costs 50,000 Frs ($200.00 for international students). Our fees are among the most affordable of any private university in Cameroon. The actual amount to be paid will depend on the number of courses a student takes. For example, an undergraduate student who takes more than 32 credits (8 courses) a year, will have to pay more, while one who take less courses will pay less. Here is a breakdown of our undergraduate fees:
|Application Fee:||30,000 Frs (US$120.00 for foreign students)|
|Fee per Course (4 Credits):||40,000 Frs (US$160.00 for foreign students)|
|Challenge/Re-Sit Exam Fee:||20,000 Frs (US$80.00 for foreign students)|
|Estimated Tuition Fee per Academic Year:||320,000 Frs (US$1,280.00 for foreign students)|
|Graduation Fee:||100,000 Frs (US$400.00 for foreign students)|
SMU has arranged with Chartered Financial Assistance (CFA), a leading Category II MFI (microfinance bank) in Cameroon, to provide tuition loans to students. To qualify for these loans, complete the Application for Student Loan on this website or write to studentloans[at]stmonicauniversity.com. You can also contact your nearest CFA branch and complete a loan application form, stating there clearly that the loan is for your tuition at SMU. For more information about CFA and to see its various branch offices, visit its website at www.cfamicrofinance.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 05:55
SMU admission policy is based on the philosophy of “Open Admissions.” In its purest form, it allows any student with a high school diploma or GCE Advanced Level in any two subjects to attend, thereby, allowing any student who has successfully completed high school the opportunity to pursue an SMU undergraduate degree.
The reality isn’t quite so simple. Some students may not be guaranteed admission to SMU if there are more applicants than available space for new students. In such cases, admission will be based on their GCE grades and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
In the US, the open admissions movement began in the second half of the 20th century and had many ties to the civil rights movement. A significant number of universities operate on this philosophy.
To counter the critics who argue that this might lower educational standards, SMU provides tutoring services to its students. In addition, we have General Education requirements, which provide a solid general background in the arts, sciences, and technology fields before the student can begin taking core courses. In order to take certain programs, students are required to score at a certain level in specific courses. For instance, students interested in engineering must have a B grade or above in Mathematics and other science courses.
In addition to the Open Admissions policy, we also practice rolling admission, which means that students can be admitted into SMU at any time of the year. This is made possible by the fact that we have the Block Plan, where students study one course at a time, usually for one month and write the exams for the course. Therefore, it is possible to admit students every month of the year.
At SMU, we operate three semesters (trimester system), with each lasting four months. The regular semesters are the Fall (September to December) and the Spring (January to April). The Summer Semester runs from May to August, but it is optional, meaning that students are not required to take courses during those months. However, students may be required to do internships during the summer or some students might have to take courses in the summer in order to meet their graduation goals.
Please go to the "Apply" section of this website and take a major step in your life by enrolling at SMU!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 01:17