Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Post of Registrar in Osun State University.
About Osun State University
Osun State University (UNIOSUN) was established by the Law of the Osun State House of Assembly in December, 2006. The University commenced academic activities on 22nd September, 2007 simultaneously on permanent sites on its six campuses located in the six geo-political zones of Osun State. The campuses are located in Osogbo, (Main Campus), Ejigbo, Ifetedo, Ikire, Ipetu-Ijesa and Okuku.
UNIOSUN is a conventional comprehensive university offering programmes in the Liberal Arts, Agriculture, Basic and Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Law, Education, Medical Sciences, Management and the Social Sciences. Its academic activities are carried out in seven Colleges, namely: College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus; College of Education, Ipetu-Ijesa campus; College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire Campus; College of Law, Ifetedo Campus; College of Management and Social Sciences, Okuku Campus; College of Health Sciences, Main Campus, Osogbo and College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Main Campus, Osogbo. In addition, there are a number of interdisciplinary academic centres including: Centre for Human Resource Development and Lifelong Learning, Centre for Climate-Change and Environmental Research, Centre for Alternative Energy and Rural Technologies, the Centre for Pre-Degree Studies, Centre for Gender Studies, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Postgraduate College.
Osun State University has the vision of becoming the biggest and the best University in Nigeria in the nearest future and has the goal of developing into a world class institution of learning, given its multi-campus nature and its rapid expansion in the short period of its existence.
The Registrar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer of the University. She/he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University except for financial matters which fall within the purview of the Bursar. The Registrar is also the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation and other statutory bodies.
Terms of Appointment
Appointment is for a period of five years effective from the date of assumption of duty and on such other terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The salary is as applicable to similar positions in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by the Government of the State of Osun and Council of Osun State University from time to time.
The Candidate shall be a person of high integrity and strong moral character with excellent interpersonal relations. She/he must be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of people. She/he must fully understand the complexity of a University system and must be able to effectively utilize its human resources to attain a world class administrative system. She/he must enjoy good physical and mental health. She/he must be ICT compliant.
Qualifications and Experience:
The Candidate must:
(a) Possess a good honours degree and at least fifteen (15) years post qualification administrative experience;
(b) Should have been at a level of Deputy Registrar in a University or Research Institute of comparable standing for a minimum of three (3) years as at the closing date of this advertisements;
(c) Possess a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
(d) Professional qualification(s) in an appropriate field(s) will be an added advantage;
(e) Be not older than 60 years as at 2nd October, 2016.
Mode of Application:
Interested candidates are required to submit thirty-five (35) copies of their Curriculum Vitae, certificates and other relevant credentials which should contain among other things:
Names and addresses of three (3) referees. Each referee must be contacted by the applicant to forward, directly to the Acting Vice-Chancellor, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial competence, in a properly sealed envelope marked “Reference/Post of Registrar ” as the case may be at the top left hand corner of the envelope
The application should also include thirty-five (35) copies of the candidate’s Statement of Vision for the University for the next five years and beyond. The statement must not be longer than 5,000 words.
All applications should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
The Acting Vice-Chancellor
Osun State University
Oke Baale, P.M.B. 4494
Osogbo, Osun State.
Submission of Application/Deadline
The sealed envelope containing the application or nomination materials should be marked “Application/Post of Registrar” as the case may be, at the top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the Acting Vice-Chancellor not later than 5th September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org the subject matter should read “Application for the Post of Registrar” as the case may be. Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.