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Vice-Chancellor at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor

The Board of Trustees and the Governing Council of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU), Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North, Delta State, Nigeria invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the university.


Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor, is a private university in Nigeria, approved by the Federal Government on 5th of March, 2015 and she commenced full academic activities in October, 2015. The university is committed to the alleviation of poverty by raising well rounded students of distinction who would be builders of any society in which they find themselves.

Position: Vice-Chancellor

Responsibility and Requirement for the Position of the Vice-Chancellor

The Governing Council of the university wishes to recruit an astute, conscientious, highly experienced, visionary and dynamic Vice-Chancellor who will build a formidable team and move the university towards realizing the goals and dreams of the founders. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and the Academic Head of the university. He/she is chairman of the Senate, congregation and a member of the Governing Council. The Vice-Chancellor shall carry-out the under listed functions among others:

(a)     Must be a professor;

(b)     Be responsible to the Governing Council for the maintenance of peace, law       and order in the university;

(c)      Be competent at all times to advise the Council on all matters affecting the policy, finance and administration of the university;

(d)     Regulate the admission of students, subject to the guidance and procedure approved by the Senate and other statutory bodies;

(e)      Be responsible for staff and students discipline and welfare in the university;


Applicants for the position of Vice-Chancellor must possess the following credentials. He/she:

(a)     Must be a distinguished scholar with exceptional academic and

(b)     Must be a distinguished scholar with exceptional academic and administrative records;

(c)      Must be a tested and trusted manager of both human and material resources;

(d)     Must have spent not less than twelve (12) years in the university with at least ten (10) years of experience as a professor;

(e)      Must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the vision and mission of the university;

(f)      Must be able to attract research grants and complimentary funds from local and international agencies and thereby uplifting the academic status of the university;

(g)     Must be accountable and possess the required integrity in the management of funds and should be able to allocate financial resources appropriately;

(h)     Must demonstrate inter-personal and team building skills and also have the capacity to manage staff, students and members of the university community;

(i)      Must be a leader who by his pedigree command the respect and loyalty of

(j)      Should have the capacity to attract, motivate and retain highly qualified and talented staff;

(k)     Should possess entrepreneurship initiatives, attract extra statutory funds and other resources for the university’s development;

(1)     Have excellent oral and written communication skills;

(m)    Should articulate and ensure the enforcement of the university’s laws and regulations;

(n)     Must be physically and mentally sound;

(o)     Must be highly proficient in the use of computer and be committed to the development of ICT into the programmes and services of the university;

(p)     Must not be above sixty-five (65) years of age by October, 2016.


The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single, non-renewable term of five (5) years.


The salary will be attractive


Interested candidates should submit ten (10) copies of their applications and curriculum vitae (not later than 2nd September, 2016) to:

The Registrar,

Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU)

Agbarha-Otor, P.M.B. 100, Uhelli, Delta State, Nigeria.

Such applications should contain the following information:

  • Name in full
  • Position applied for:
  • Place and date of birth
  • State of origin
  • Permanent home address
  • Current postal address
  • Marital status
  • Qualifications to include institutions attended with dates
  • Any other distinctions
  • Work experience(s)
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • List of publications with names, books, journals and dates
  • Full details of teaching and research experiences
  • Honours/Awards
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Names and addresses of three (3) referees

NOTE: Applicants are required to inform their referees to send confidential reports on them in sealed envelopes directly to the Registrar, with full details of the applicant and the position applied for.


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