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Vice Chancellor At University Of Nigeria

Date Posted: 07/Feb/2014
Deadline: 20/Mar/2014

The Governing Council, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, hereby announces that the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University will soon be vacant. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions)Decree 1993, Decree No. 11 as amended, the Council directs that applications be invited from suitably qualified and distinguished Professors with cognate experience in University teaching and administration.

Vice Chancellor

The Job 
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University as well as the ex-officio Chairman of Senate and Member of the Governing Council. He is responsible to Council in matters of policy implementation in the areas of finance, property/facilities, general administration and good governance of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor is also responsible to Senate for the admission of students, administration of academic programmes and student discipline, in consonance with extant rules and regulations.

The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess a good University education and should be a proven manager of human and material resources.

Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:

  • Be highly distinguished and self motivated academic of the rank of Professor with ability to provide academic leadership; be a successful scholar well rooted in the finest academic traditions;
  • Be a seasoned academic who has attained a position of distinction and excellence in his or her chosen field of study;
  • Be a person with good grasp of information and communication technology skills and appreciates its significance in the contemporary knowledge industry;
  • Be a person of courage, but humane, who can take decisive action on the merit of facts and principles. and not on the basis of sentiments or pressures from individuals and groups;
  • Possess high reputation nationally and internationally and be able to command the respect of the national and international academic communities through his or her track records;
  • Be a person of proven integrity and courage and administrative leadership so as to successfully lead a group
  • of well-informed and articulate local academic community;
  • Possess ability to create the needed bridges between staff and students on one hand, and between the University community on the other, and be above petty ethnic, religious and local loyalties and biases;
  • Be able to serve the full term of five years before attaining the retirement age of 70 years, and must be of good physical and mental health;
  • Be able to perform any other lawful duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be directed by Council and its statutory Committees.

Method of Application

Interested candidates, should submit 30 copies of their application forms accompanied by 30 copies of the candidate's most recent Curriculum Vitae which shall contain the following:

  • Full name;
  • Age;
  • Marital status;
  • Educational qualifications;
  • Nationality;
  • Professional and academic achievements;
  • Publications listed in chronological order;
  • National and International Honours/Awards
  • Positions held and other relevant information;

Every candidate shall submit 30 copies of statement of his own vision and mission for the University now and in the new millennium; in the case of a candidate identified and nominated by the Search Team, the Curriculum Vitae must be accompanied by a letter of consent, duly signed and dated by the candidate; all candidates must supply, on their application forms, the names and addresses of three referees. Each referee must please be contacted by the applicant to forward direct to the Registrar, the confidential report; the sealed envelope containing the completed application should be boldly marked ·POST OF VICE-CHANCEL,-OR, UNN at the top left hand corner of the sealed envelope; all applications are to be submitted under confidential cover to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to reach him not later than six (6) weeks. from the date of this advertisement; applications not received by 3.00 p.m. on the last day shall be declared void.     '. 

Salary and Conditions of Service 
The salary and conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in all Federal Universities in Nigeria, and as may be determined by the Government/Council from time to time.



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