VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR


NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI

(OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR AND SECRETARY TO COUNCIL)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Governing Council of Nasarawa State University, Keffi hereby announces that the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University is vacant. The Council, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with cognate experience in University teaching and administration for the post.
THE UNIVERSITY
Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established under the Nasarawa State Law No.2 of 2001. At present, the University runs 51 degree programmes across seven (7) faculties, namely: Administration, Agriculture, Arts, Education, Natural & Applied Sciences, Law and Social Sciences. The University is one of the vibrant and fastest growing citadels of learning in Nigeria and is situated at about 50 kilometers from the Federal Capital, Abuja.

THE JOB
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, ex-officio Chairman of the Senate and Member of the Governing Council of the University. Among other functions, the Vice-Chancellor shall:

  1. be competent at all times to advise the Council on any matter affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University;
  2. be generally responsible to the Council for maintaining the efficiency and good order of the University and for ensuring the proper enforcement of Laws and Regulations;
  3. be responsible for discipline in the University;
  4. regulate the admission of the students in accordance with the approved guidelines and procedure.

QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CANDIDATES
The applicant must:

  1. be a distinguished Professor of a minimum of 6 (six) years standing with demonstrated ability to provide exemplary academic leadership and proven management capability;
  2. be a scholar of outstanding national and international repute with a Ph.D in his discipline;
  3. be a person of strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership;
  4. be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons without discrimination;
  5. be of high integrity and strong moral character to inspire and maintain discipline among staff and students;
  6. have irrevocable commitment to best practices in corporate governance with particular emphasis on accountability, transparency and probity;
  7. demonstrate commitment to the cardinal values of merit, consistency and fairness as operating principles and can apply these across board;
  8. have a core discipline or area of specialization to one of the Departments in the University;
  9. be able to attract research grants and complementary funds from local and international agencies, and further uplift the academic stature of the University;
  10. be a person who is not likely to foster personal, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interests;
  11. have a good understanding of the Vision and Mission of the University;
  12. should be in a position to ensure the enforcement of University Laws and Regulations;
  13. must be of sound health and pleasant disposition; and
  14. be capable of supervising the overall growth and development of the University.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The salaries and conditions of service are as applicable to the post of the Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Universities.
TENURE
The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a period of four (4) years in the first instance as provided for in the Laws of Nasarawa State University.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are expected to submit 30 copies of their applications together with equivalent number of their Curriculum Vitae highlighting, among others, the following:

  1. Full Names with surname underlined
  2. Date and place of birth
  3. Marital status, number and ages of children
  4. Educational Institutions attended and Academic qualifications obtained with dates
  5. Working experience, giving details of positions held, special awards/appointments etc
  6. Membership of scholarly organizations and/or professional bodies
  7. List of books and academic publications (in standard format)
  8. Previous Employer(s) and post(s) held with dates
  9. Present Employment including status and salary
  10. A statement of the candidate’s own Vision for the University in the 21st Century of not more than 1000 words (30 copies)
  11. Extracurricular activities and interests
  12. Each candidate must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the candidates to forward their referee’s reports directly to the Registrar under confidential cover. Such referees should be in a position to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic standard, managerial capability and moral uprightness.

All applications are to be submitted under confidential cover with the envelop sealed and marked “POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR, NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI” to reach:
 
The Registrar,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,
Nasarawa State – Nigeria
 
On or before 19th September, 2014
 
NB:
Applications could also be submitted at the Nasarawa State Government Liaison Office, No. 7 John Jatau Kadiya Close, Asokoro, Abuja.
 
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
Signed
Alh Dalhatu O. Mamman FICEN
Registrar and Secretary to Council