The Federal Polytechnic, Bida's Governing Council hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Rector
The Rector is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the Polytechnic and has power to exercise general authority over both the staff and students and he/she is also responsible for discipline in the Polytechnic, subject to the general control of the Governing Council.
He/ She is one of the Principal Officers of the Polytechnic. In addition to proven management and leadership experience, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endeavours and must also be credible.
The position will become vacant from 21st May, 2023.
The candidate for the post must possess the following qualifications and qualities:
A Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) from a recognized institution in any of the following disciplines offered in the Polytechnic Sector: Technology, Applied Science or Commerce and Management.
A minimum of second class lower division degree or a minimum of lower credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) in any of the following disciplines: Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management from a recognized Institution.
A minimum of twenty-two years teaching experience in tertiary institutions, at least ten years of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic or similar TVET Institution;
Must be a Chief Lecturer from the Polytechnic Sector with not less than five years experience on the rank;
The applicant must not be more than Fifty-Nine years of age as at 21st May, 2023;
Demonstrates evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership initiative and creativity in policy formulation, good human relation and positive managerial attributes;
Possesses evidence of membership of professional body/bodies recognized by the Federal Government;
Possesses evidence of scholarly publications in reputable local and international journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational conferences, seminars and workshops;
Be able to attract research grants and development facilities to the Polytechnic;
A person with initiative and vision with the capacity to sustain the accelerated pace of development of the Polytechnic even under financial and other challenging constraints;
A person who is not likely to pursue racial, gender, political, religious or other sectional interests;
Morally sound, of impeccable character, proven integrity and free from financial embarrassment;
Physically and mentally fit (with evidence from a Government Hospital); and
Proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Terms of Appointment and Conditions of Service
The appointment is for a single tenure of five years in line with extant provisions.
The salary is consolidated and the appointee shall enjoy any other benefits attached to the position of a Principal Officer of the polytechnic as approved by the Federal Government.
Application Closing Date
29th December, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates submit twenty type written copies of their Application Letters, Curriculum Vitae and attach photocopies of all relevant documents to their Applications giving the details in the following order:
Full Names (Surname first and underlined)
Date and Place of Birth
State of Origin and Local Government Area
Nationality and how acquired
Number and ages of children
Current postal address including telephone number and email address
Educational institutions attended with dates
Academic and professional qualifications obtained with dates
Membership of Professional Bodies/Association
Honours and Distinctions (If any)
Conferences attended and papers presented with dates
Previous employer(s) and post(s) held with dates
Present employment to include status, duties and any relevant experience
Statement of own vision for the Polytechnic in twenty copies
Other activities outside current employment
Names and addresses of three referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) who are to forward confidential reports directly to the Registrar, the Federal Polytechnic, Bida. Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate's claim of higher academic and managerial capabilities as well as to the candidate's notable uprightness.
Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked "Application for the Post of Rector" at the top left hand corner and addressed to: The Registrar,
Federal Polytechnic, Bida,
P.M.B 55, Doko Road,Bida,
Applicants will be required to produce originals of their certificates and other relevant credentials if invited for interview. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Previous holders of the position in any Tertiary Institution need not apply.