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Vice-Chancellor at Wesley University Ondo

Wesley University Ondo is a licensed private University, branded and structured for

diversified academic programmes and global attraction of staff and students. The University, in line with the global Wesleyan culture, has the core value of seeking excellence, intellectual freedom of expression, integrity and high moral values. With a mission to provide the enabling environment for effective teaching and research for sustainable development, Wesley University Ondo aspires to produce self-reliant and responsible citizens and graduates with the right skills and perception of global needs.

In accordance with the University’s Enabling Law, the Governing Council of Wesley University Ondo hereby announces the need for appointment of a Vice-Chancellor and invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position.

For the post, the University seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life. The right candidates should also have ability to develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging needs of the University, command respect and engender cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University. All candidates must also be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Position: Vice-Chancellor

The Position

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University and ex-officio Chairman of the Senate and Member of the Council. He/She shall be responsible to Council for general maintaining and promotion of the efficiency and good order of the University. The Vice-Chancellor may exercise powers as may be necessary or expedient to ensure that the provisions of the Law and Statute, Ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed.

The Person:

The Vice-Chancellor must possess a good honours degree from a recognized University. He should be able to provide high quality leadership and administration that would drive the vision of the University and should be a proven manager of human and material resources, The right candidate should be able to provide a shift from managerialism to entrepreneurship to create a boost and momentum that will make the university sustainably solvent.

The candidate should:

  • Be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of a Professor of not less than seven (7) years’ experience on the rank, with ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University;
  • Be able to command the respect of the national and international academic communities through his/her track records;
  • Possess a clear vision for the development of the University and the realization of its mission;
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and the ability to strengthen the bridges between staff, students, other members of the University community and the University’s stake holders.
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to create revenue yielding programmes to attract funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the University;
  • Enjoy excellent physical and mental health; and
  • Have demonstrable ability to establish and maintain partnerships with local and international government and non-governmental agencies.

Terms and Condition of Service

The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single tenure of five (5) years on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration package is comparable to what obtains in Federal Universities and as approved from time to time by the Governing Council of the University. Candidate will be entitled to the privileges, benefits and associated prerequisites as are obtainable in the Nigerian University System,

Method of Application

(i)         Each application should be made in twenty (20) type-written copies and be accompanied by duly signed and dated Curriculum Vitae (CV). The CV must present candidate’s name in full, date and place of birth, marital status, nationality, educational institutions attended with dates and academic qualifications obtained as well as professional qualifications (if any).

(ii)        Each application should include the names and addresses of three (3) referees. Applicants should advise each Referee to forward a sealed confidential report on candidate’s character, academic and managerial competencies. The envelope should be marked Post of Vice-Chancellor: Referee’s Report.

(iii)       Each application should include twenty (20) copies of toe applicant’s Vision for the University in the next Five(5) years.


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