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Vice Chancellor at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education


The Governing Council of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in performance of its statutory duties as provided by the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (Amendment) Law no. 2 of 2010 hereby invites suitably qualified, distinguished and experienced academics to apply.

The University

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is a multi-campus University with its main campus at Rumuolumeni Town in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The other campuses are located at Ndele in Emohua Local Government Area and St. John’s Diobu in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State. The institution which is the second University of Education in Nigeria started as a College of Education in Juno 1971, and was affiliated to the University of Ibadan,

In October, 2009 the then Rivers State College of Education was upgraded to a full-fledged University now known and called Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.

The mandate of the University includes but not limited to the provision of qualified teachers to meet the needs of the State in particular and Nigeria at large, To conduct research in education and related disciplines appropriate for a University of the highest standing.

Position: Vice Chancellor

Responsibilities and Requirements for the Position of the Vice Chancellor.

The Vice Chancellor shall in accordance with Section 10 (1) – (3) of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (Amendment) Law no. 2 of 2010, be the Chief Executive Officer of the University. He is also the Chief Accounting Officer and the Academic Head of the institution. The right person for this position shall provide academic and administrative leadership.

The person to be appointed Vice-Chancellor should among other things:

  • Possess impeccable integrity, focused, resourceful, highly innovative and firm;
  • Understand contemporary demands of leadership in a University system. He/she should have had a wide administrative experience of not less than twelve (12) years, and be capable of giving dynamic, academic and transformational leadership to the University;
  • Be one with high scholastic and academic credentials, who should have outstanding accomplishment in academics and/or in public life generally;
  • Be a person of courage who can take decisions on the merit of facts in accordance with the rules, principles and regulations and not on the basis of pressures from individuals or groups;
  • Be a Professor of Education and with reasonable years of post-professorial experience;
  • Be not more than sixty-five (65) years of age at the time of appointment and must be a Nigerian;
  • Be a person with good knowledge of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills.

Conditions of Service

Remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Universities, and as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Council or the Rivers State Government.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above stated requirements should submit fifteen (15) copies of their applications accompanied by fifteen (15) copies of the candidates Curriculum Vitae duly signed with date. A two-page of candidate’s vision statement for the University during his/her tenure if appointed should be attached to the application.

The Curriculum Vitae must show the candidate’s name in full (Surname, First name, middle name), Post applied for, Place and State of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Permanent Home Address, Correspondence Address (if different from Permanent Home Address), Email address, Mobile telephone numbers, Marital status, Number and ages of children (if any), Educational Institutions attended with dates, Academic Qualifications obtained with dates, Professional qualifications obtained with dates, Work experience including full details of former and present posts, Community service(s) rendered (including dates and locations), Full details of teaching and research experience, List of publications and dates where applicable, Honours/Awards, Extra-Curricular Activities, Names and Addresses of three Referees one of whom must be from the last or current place of employment.

All referees should be asked to send their independent reports to the Registrar and Secretary to the Council with full details of the applicant and the post applied for, not later than the closing date of this advertisement.


The person appointed into the position of Vice-Chancellor shall serve for a single term of five (5) years.

Please be informed that shortlisted candidates by the search team may be required to appear before a selection committee of senate and council for scrutiny of their curriculum vitae and interaction on a date to be communication to them.

Please be informed that shortlisted candidates by the search team may be required to appear before a Selection Committee of Senate and Council for scrutiny of their Curriculum Vitae and interaction on a date to be communicated to them.

Closing Date

All applications are to be submitted under confidential cover and marked at the top right corner of the envelope “Post of Vice-Chancellor, IAUE” to reach the Registrar and Secretary to the Council latest 4th April, 2016.




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