The Federal University, Wukari is o of the new Universities established by the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of its commitment to expanding access to quality higher education, skills development and generation of new knowledge. The University is currently noted for its commitment to transforming into a world-class institution through the development of first rate infrastructure, human resources, quality teaching, learning, research and community service. Technology is at the centre of its plans.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Vice-Chancellor
- Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, which will be vacant in February, 2021. Pursuant to the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provision) Act No. 11 of 1993 as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003, the Governing Council of the University wishes to start the process of filling the vacancy and interested candidates are to note the following information for guidance.
- The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic head of the University.
- S / he is the ex-officio member of the Governing Council, Chairman of Senate and Congregation.
- S / he is expected to promote a very high standard of academic excellence in research and innovation, quality teaching and learning, regulation of students’ admission processes, overseeing the welfare and discipline of staff and students.
- S / he is responsible to council for the day- to day management of the human, financial and material resources of Federal University Wukari.
- The candidate for the position of Vice-Chancellor must possess a good University education and is expected to be a very distinguished scholar with outstanding academic and administrative records.
- The person must be a proven manager of human and material resources.
Specifically, the candidates should:
- Be a highly distinguished academic with a Ph.D and who is well rooted in the finest academic tradition.
- Be on the rank of Professor for at least 10 years and must have spent a minimum of 20 years of unbroken service in a Public University (preferably a Federal University).
- Demonstrate continuous scholarship after promotion to the rank of Professor in terms of continuous research and publication in highly reputable World class journals.
- Have a wide academic and administrative experience in a reputable public university, id be cable of giving dynamic academic and administrative leadership.
- Be able to attract research grants and funding from local and international donors for the development and re-positioning the University on the global landscape
- Must possess personal integrity in the management of funds and must be able to deploy financial resources for actualizing the master plan, academic brief and strategic growth of the University.
- Must have team building skills and ability to build bridges between the management and staff, students and other critical stakeholders in a University system.
- Must be capable of motivating staff and students, attracting very high quality staff and retaining them in Federal University Wukari
- Must have proven ability in establishing and maintaining partnerships with relevant local, National and International Agencies.
- Must be an Individual who, judging from tract records is likely to command the respect as well as loyalty of staff, students and the University community.
- Must demonstrate entrepreneurial drive and ability of being creative and innovative in the development of the University
- Be able to engender both national and international respect, particularly in the academic world
- Possess the ability to create the much needed harmony between staff and students on the one hand and between members of the University Community and the wider community on the other.
- Be a person with a clear vision and capacity to pursue the continuous development of the University even under resource constraints.
- Be someone who appreciate and act of merit and who will resist undue pressure.
- Be of sound mental and physical health.
- Have sound and unassailable integrity
- Be prepared to demonstrate commitment to the University’s vision, mission and core values as well as the pursuit of its strategic objectives.
- Should not be above 65 years of age on assumption of duty as Vice-Chancellor
- Possess appreciable computing skills as well as the ability to embrace information and communications technology
- Candidates must possess NYSC discharge certificate, exemption certificate or certificate of exclusion where applicable;
- Candidates must attach evidence of possession of national Identification number (in line with the requirements of the National Identification Number Regulations, 2017);
- Candidates should attach a statement of vision and hope for the University of not more than a page to their applications.
- Be of excellent physical and mental health (xxv) Must not be more than 65yrs of age at the time of assumption of duty.
Tenure and Conditions of Service
- The prospective Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single, non-renewable term of five (5) years.
- The remuneration and conditions of service for the post shall be as applicable in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government and the Governing Council.
Application Closing Date
12th October, 2020.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit twenty-five (25) sets of typed Applications, Photocopies of their Credentials & all relevant documents, and Curriculum Vitae (CV). The CV must contain the following information:
- Full Name (in capital letters)
- Post applied for
- Date of birth
- Place of Birth
- State of origin
- L.G.A of origin
- Nationality (for non-Nigerian)
- Permanent home address
- Current postal address
- Functional email address
- GSM number
- Marital status
- Names and number of children with their dates of birth
- Institutions attended with dates
- Qualifications obtained with dates
- Professional qualification obtained with dates
- General and specific working experience, giving duration, post held and salary
- Details of research work and publications (attached)
- Details of administrative experience and community services with details of status and dates
- Present employment, rank, grade level and step, salary structure and name and address of the employer.
- Extra-curricular activities
- Any other relevant information
- Names and addresses of three referees (one of them Must be his / her former / serving Pro- Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Dean / Head of Department) to individually send, under strict confidential cover referee reports to the Registrar.
The sealed envelope(s) containing the Application, CV and Referee Reports should be marked “Vice-Chancellor” at the top left hand corner.
All applications must be addressed and sent to:
The Registrar & Secretary to Council,
Federal University Wukari,
200 Katsina-Ala Road,
P.M.B 1020, Wukari,