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Vice-Chancellor at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB)

The position of Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), will be vacant with effect from May 24, 2017. In this regard, and in accordance with the Provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993, and as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 1 of 2007, the University wishes to commence the processes for the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor.

The University was established on 1st January, 1988 with the initial mandate and mission of improving agricultural education in a scientific and practical way; coupled with applied research and such extension services as would assist in achieving self-sufficiency in food production in the minimum time, while also catalysing and sustaining rural development. The mandate has since expanded with the announcement by the Federal Government that specialised Universities should diversify and offer more courses for easier access of students to higher education.

The University, with a student population of close to 17,692, comprising undergraduate and graduate students and total staff strength of about 2,395, has settled on its 10,000 hectares permanent site, situated along Alabata road in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. The University offers various courses in Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences, Management Sciences, Environment, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.

THE POSITION

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of the University, Chairman of Senate, Congregation and a member of Council.

He/She shall exercise general supervision over the University and shall have general responsibility to the Governing Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University, and it shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that the provisions of the Law, Statues, Ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed and he/she may exercise such powers as may be necessary and expedient for that purpose.

THE CANDIDATE

Interested candidate for the position of Vice-Chancellor, FUNAAB shall be expected to:

  • be a distinguished scholar, who is a Professor with a Ph.D and has the ability to provide excellent academic leadership;
  • be of the rank of Professor for not less than ten (10) years;
  • be a successful scholar, who is well rooted in the fitness academic tradition;
  • have had a wide academic and administrative experience, and be capable of giving dynamic leadership;
  • should be able to engender both national and international respect, particularly in the academic world;
  • exhibit entrepreneurial drive, ability to attract funds and mobilise other resources for the development of the University;
  • must not be more than sixty-five (65) years at the time of assumption of duty;
  • have demonstrable ability to establish and maintain partnerships with local and international governmental and non-governmental agencies;
  • possess the ability to sustain the existing harmony between staff and students, and between members of the University community and the host Communities;
  • be a person with a clear vision for the development of the University, even under resource constraints;
  • be someone who appreciates and acts on merit and who will not give in to undue pressure;
  • be of sound mental and physical health;
  • be morally sound and of unassailable integrity;
  • be prepared to demonstrate commitment to the University’s objectives and philosophy;
  • be computer-literate.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of Five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the Letter of Appointment.

The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the position of Vice-Chancellor in ail Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined by the Government.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications are, therefore, invited from interested candidates who are requested to note and comply with the following conditions:

each application Forty (40 copies), should be accompanied by Forty (40) copies of the candidate’s detailed Curriculum Vitae, duly signed and dated by the candidate. The Curriculum Vitae must contain the candidate’s name in full, age, marital status, educational attainment, nationality, professional and academic achievements and other relevant information;

Forty (40) copies of the candidate’s vision (not more than 1,000words} for the University in the 21st Century; in the case of candidates identified and nominated by others, the Curriculum Vitae must be accompanied by a Letter of Consent, duly signed by the candidate; candidates must have three referees, who are to forward references on them directly to the Registrar. Such referees should be able to attest to claims to high academic and managerial capability, as well as his/her moral uprightness; all short-listed candidates shall be required to make themselves available for interaction with the Joint Senate and Council Selection Committee.

All applications should be submitted by Courier Service under confidential cover and in sealed envelopes marked “VICE-CHANCELLOR, FUNAAB”, to reach the Office of the Registrar, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Alabata Road, P. M. B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria, not later than 4th January, 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected, in a short notice, to attend an interactive interview with the Joint Senate and Council Selection Committee on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

 

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