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Vacancies for Various Academic and non Academic Positions at Eastern Palm University Ogboko

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for various vacant academic and non-teaching positions in the Eastern Palm University Ogboko, a tertiary institution of higher learning licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria as the 42nd State-owned University and located in the Eastern part of Nigeria in the West African sub-region. The University is structured as a Public/Private Partnership model of university.

Academic Positions:

Vacancies for various academic positions (Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturersl, Lecturers 2 and Assistant Lecturers/Instructors) exist in the following Faculties:

(A)    FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES:

(1)     Accounting

(2)     Business Management

(3)     Banking & Finance

(4)     Marketing

(5)     Entrepreneurship

(B)     FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES;

(1)     Microbiology.

(2)     Biochemistry.

(3)     Plant Sciences Biotechnology.

(4)     Animal & Environmental Biology.

(C)    FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES:

(1)     Mathematics.

(2)     Physics.

(3)     Chemistry.

(4)     Computer Science.

(5)     Information & Communications Technology.

(6)     Statistics.

(D)    FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:

(1)     Economics.

(2)     Political Science.

(3)     Public Administration.

(4)     Sociology.

(5)     Psychology.

(6)     Library & Information Science.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Position: Professor

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a PhD degree in the relevant field with not less than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience (since earning a relevant PhD degree) in a University or comparable institution of higher learning. A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required. An applicant for this position must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Professor at the time of applying for this position. He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership.

Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage.

Position: Associate Professor;

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a PhD degree in the relevant field with not less than eight (7) years of teaching and research experience (since earning a relevant PhD degree) in a University or comparable institution of higher learning. A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both nationally and internationally is required. An applicant for this position must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been an Associate Professor at the time of applying for this position. He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership. Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage. Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage.

Position: Senior Lecturer:

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a PhD degree in the relevant field with not less than ten (5) years of teaching and research experience (since earning a relevant PhD degree) in a national or international University or comparable institution of higher learning. A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both nationally and internationally is required. An applicant for this position must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer at the time of applying for this position. He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership. Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage.

Position: Lecturer 1:

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree (not below Second Class Upper Division) and a PhD degree in the relevant field with not less than three (3) years of teaching and research experience (since earning a relevant PhD degree) in a national or international University or comparable institution of higher learning. Recognized publications will be an added advantage. Applicant must have been a Lecturer 1 at the time of applying for this position. Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage.

Position: Lecturer 2:

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree (not below Second Class Upper Division) and a PhD degree in the relevant field with not less than three (2) years of teaching and research experience (since earning a relevant PhD degree) in a national or international University or comparable institution of higher learning. Recognized publications will be an added advantage. Applicant must have been a Lecturer 2 at the time of applying for this position. Membership of a relevant professional organization is an added advantage.

Position: Assistant Lecturer/Instructor:

Applicant for this post should normally possess a good first degree (not below First Class) plus a master’s degree in the relevant field or discipline from a national or international University and must have registered for the PhD programme.

(2)     NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Position: Deputy Registrar

Applicant for this position should possess a good honours degree from a recognized institution plus twelve (12) years relevant administrative experience in a tertiary institution. The possession of relevant higher degree or post-graduate professional qualification in relevant fields will be added advantage. Membership of relevant professional association(s) is required, and deep knowledge of ICT in relation to registry matter is a must.

Position: Internal Auditor:

Qualifications for the position of Internal Auditor include:

A minimum of a good Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance or equivalent from a recognized University;

Possession of a professionally recognized Accounting and Finance qualifications such as ANAN, ICAN, CPA and ACCA; among relevant others.

Ten (10) years of relevant cognate experience, six (6) years of which should be in a University environment;

He/she must have reached the position of Principal Internal Auditor and has served waiting period for Chief Internal Auditor;

Be competent in relevant computer/ICT and other Accounting & Finance Packages.

Possession of relevant higher degrees or postgraduate professional qualifications in the appropriate fields (Accounting, Finance, etc) will be an added advantage

Position: Deputy Bursar:

Applicants for this position should possess: A good first degree in Accountancy with 10 years post qualification experience; A Professional recognized Accountancy Qualifications plus ICAN, ACA, ACCA, ACMA, ANAN; and must be able to demonstrate ability to formulate and implement financial policies and produce manuals of accounting procedure in relation to an international university.

Position: Deputy Librarian:

Applicants for this position should:

Possess a professional Degree( not below second class upper division), plus PhD from a recognized national or international University in a relevant area.

Have at least thirteen (13) scholarly publications in reputable national and international journals, ten(10) of the publications must be in reputable international journals.

Hold membership of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria.

Have, at least, ten (10) years cognate working experience, preferable in national or international universities.

Position: Director of Physical Planning & Works

Qualifications for the position of Director of Physical Planning & Works include:

Possession of a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or any other relevant degree from a recognized Institution with a minimum of 2nd Class Upper Division, plus NYSC Discharge Certificate or Evidence of Exemption.

Possession of relevant Master’s Degree(s) is compulsory; possession of PhD degree will be an added advantage.

Possession of professionally recognized certificate(s) with current practicing license, as well as not less than fifteen (15) years of post-qualification practical engineering experience. In addition, the candidates must have at least eight (8) years of relevant experience in a senior management position preferably in a University or a comparable institution of higher learning.

Registration with the COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering) or Architecture Regulation Council of Nigeria (ARCON) or Quantity Surveying Regulation Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) or Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON),

Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of relevant packages.

Position: University Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Qualifications for this position include:

Possession of, at least, first degree (not below second class upper division) in any field of study;

Attainment of the rank of Colonel in the Nigerian Army or equivalent rank in other security outfits;

Holding of commanding positions in the security outfit he/she served;

Must have been in senior military or paramilitary position for no less than 12 years.

Relevant retired persons with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Position: Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Qualifications required for the University CTO:

Applicant for this position:

Must possess, at least, a Masters degree in information Technology, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering or allied disciplines, and with not less than ten (10) years of increasingly technical work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Must have substantial managerial experience in formulating, planning, leading, directing, and controlling a complex and highly technical IT functions, preferably in a university or related organization.

Must have in-depth knowledge of emerging and relevant technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.

Must have solid knowledge of network security issues.

Must have experience leading change in a distributed information technology environment, in addition to experience in leading IT strategic planning.

Must have ability to establish and maintain partnerships, negotiate with IT vendors and manage relationships.

Must have wide range of in-depth technical understanding across IT disciplines.

Must demonstrate ability to understand the structure, operations, strategic objectives, regulatory issues and cultural environment of academia in relation to information technologies.

Position: Assistant Registrars (for Council Matters, Senate, Personnel/HR, Admissions, and Exams & Records):

Applicants should possess:

A good first degree (not below Second Class Upper Division) preferably in the Humanities, Law, Social Sciences or Management Science from a recognized national or international university, plus at least ten (7) years relevant post-qualification cognate experience, or

Master’s degree with five(5) years of university experience.

Position: Library Officer:

Applicant must possess Higher National Diploma in Library Studies or equivalent Professional Qualification.

Confidential Secretaries to Principal Officers:

Applicants should possess B.Sc. degrees (Second Class Upper Division) from recognized national and international universities and with strong knowledge and use of computer. The applicant must have not less than 4(four) years of cognate working experience.

Position: Principal Accountant:

Applicant should possess B.Sc. degree (Second Class Upper Division) in Accounting from recognized national and international university and with strong knowledge of Statistics and relevant software. In addition, applicant should have licensed professional members, with not less than nine (9) years of cognate working experience, preferably in a university or comparable institution of higher learning.

Position: Higher Library Officer:

Applicant must have relevant first degree (at least Second Class Upper Division) in Library Science from a recognized national or international university, in addition to being proficient in computer applications in library services,

Position: Director of University Relations:

Applicant for this position should possess, at least, Masters Degree in Mass Communication or allied disciplines, with many years of cognate experience, in addition to sound knowledge of national and international media landscapes Possession of relevant professional qualification (s) is a must. In addition, applicant s must have strong knowledge and experience regarding the use of modem and relevant ICTs.

Position: Laboratory Technologists/Laboratory Scientists (for Physics, Chemistry and Biology Laboratories):

Applicants for these positions should possess first degrees (not below Second Class Upper Division) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from recognized national and international universities, with not less than 2 years of cognate experience, especially in institutions of higher learning.

Method of Application:

All applicants should note the following regarding submission of applications:

(1)     All applicants are advised to convert all their documents (including application cover letters, detailed CVs (containing email addresses, telephone numbers and Skype Ids, among others) and copies of academic and professional certificates, among others) to PDF.

(2)     All applicants are to save their PDF documents with their Names (first and surname) and position applied for (For example, John Okoro Deputy Registrar).

(3)     All applicants are also advised to arrange all application documents (including application cover letters, CVs, and copies of academic and professional certificates, etc.) in one document and submit a single PDF file to: Vceasternpalmuniversity&gmail.com

In addition, then (10) hard copies of applications, CVs and credentials should be sent, in one envelope marked with the position applied for to:

Registrar,

University Administrative Block,

Eastern Palm University,

Ogboko, Ideato South L.G.A, Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria.

(4)     All applicants are to provide valid e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of their referees.

(5)     All applications should reach the University on or before 24th April, 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted via their email addresses, telephone numbers, and/or Skype Ids.

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