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PROFESSORS, READERS, SENIOR LECTURERS, LECTURERS I, LECTURERS II, ASSISTANT LECTURERS, GRADUATE ASSISTANTS AT RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY

VACANCIES: PROFESSORS, READERS, SENIOR LECTURERS, LECTURERS I, LECTURERS II, ASSISTANT LECTURERS, GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to academic/non-academic positions in various Departments at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.

All persons already employed In the Public Service of Local, State and Federal Government need not to apply.

The positions required are:

ACADEMIC

The programmes for which these positions are required are in the following Faculties

(a)      Agriculture

(b)     Education

(c)      Humanities

(d)     Social Sciences

(e)      Medical Laboratory Sciences

(f)      Pharmacology

(g)     Medical Biochemistry

(h)     Preventive & Social Medicine

(i)      Engineering

Candidates for the positions listed must satisfy the following criteria.

POSITION: PROFESSORS

QUALIFICATIONS:

The status and title of Professor shall be conferred in recognition of distinction and eminence in a particular discipline. Appointment to this position shall be based on the following criteria:

(a)      At least 10 years teaching, research and/or Industrial/professional experience with PhD in relevant areas.

(b)     Distinguished contribution to scholarship and at least 15 Journal papers in the Candidate’s discipline cited on Google Scholar.

(c)      Exceptional research record with academic leadership qualities such as:

(i)      Ability to initiate, develop and supervise research projects.

(ii)     Supervision of students.

(d)     Active participation in the administration of other activities of the Institution and contribution to the development of the outside community.

(e)      Assessment by three External Assessors in the candidate’s area of specialization.

(f)      At least 10 years research and administrative experience with PhD or its equivalent such as MD degree of Nigerian or British Universities. In the Clinical Sciences, candidates must have a Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons/Physicians (FWACS/FWACP) or National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) or their equivalents.

POSITION: READERS

QUALIFICATIONS

(a)      At least 7 years teaching, research and/or industrial/ professional experience with PhD in the relevant areas.

(b)     Outstanding research and publications and at least 10 Journal papers in the candidate’s discipline cited on Google Scholar.

(c)      Outstanding teaching record with qualities such as:

(i)      Ability to initiate, develop and supervise Research projects

(ii)     Supervision of students.

(d)     Contribution to the development and growth of the Institution and outside community.

(e)      Assessment by three External Assessors in the same area of the candidate’s specialization.

(f)      At least 7 years research and administrative experience with PhD or its equivalent such as MD degree of Nigerian or British Universities. In the Clinical Sciences, candidates must have a Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons/Physicians (FWACS/FWACP) or National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) or their equivalents.

POSITION: SENIOR LECTURERS

QUALIFICATIONS

(a)      At least 5 years teaching experience.

(b)     Must have a PhD in the relevant appointment.

(c)      Outstanding teaching ability and effectiveness as a University Lecturer.

(d)     Satisfactory contribution to institutional growth and development.

(e)      Appreciable research and publication record.

(f)      Evidence of involvement in professional and relevant activities of the Institution and outside community.

(g)     Ability to conduct research with at least five Journal papers in the candidate’s discipline cited on Google Scholar.

(h)     In the Basic Medical Sciences, candidate must have a PhD or its equivalent such as MD degree of Nigerian or British Universities. In the Clinical Sciences, candidates must have a Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons/Physicians (FWACS/FWACP) or National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) or their equivalents.

POSITION: LECTURERS I

QUALIFICATION

(a)      Ph.D degree plus at least 3 years relevant teaching, research and/or industrial experience or

(b)     Masters’ degree or its professional equivalent plus at least 6 years relevant teaching, research and or industrial experience.

(c)      Contribution to Institutional growth and development. Candidates are expected to have research experience evidenced by publication of reports, research papers, books, patents, etc and presentation of papers in conference, seminars and symposia.

(d)     MBBS degree or its equivalent plus at least 3 years relevant teaching and  research experience. MBBS degree or its equivalent with Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons/Physicians (FWAC/FWACP) or Nigeria (NPMCN) or their equivalents.

POSITION: LECTURERS II

QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D degree or
  • Masters’ degree plus at least 3 years relevant teaching, research and /or industrial experience or
  • MBBS degree or its Equivalent

POSITION: ASSISTANT LECTURERS

QUALIFICATION

  • A good Master’s degree with at least a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent on a 5-point grade scale

POSITION: GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

QUALIFICATION

  • At least a Second Class (Honours) degree with Upper Division

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Successful candidates will be required to assume duty as soon as possible and will be on probation for the first two (2) years. Thereafter, they will retire at the approved age of 65 years and 70 years for those on the Professorial cadre. Other conditions are similar to those obtaining in other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

METHODS OF APPLICATION

All applicants should cite this publication in their applications. They should forward 10 copies of their application with detailed Curricula Vitae (C.V.) plus one photocopy each of their certificates with other relevant documents. Their Curricula Vitae should indicate:

  • Full Name
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Permanent Address
  • Current Post Address
  • Cell (Phone) Number and e-mail address
  • Marital Status
  • Number/Ages of Children
  • Educational Institutions Attended
  • Publications
  • Employment Records
  • Academic/ Professional Qualifications

All submissions should be addressed to:

The Registrar

Rivers State University

P.M.B 5080

Nkpolu-Oroworukwo

Port Harcourt

To reach the office not later than 28 June, 2019. The sealed envelope containing the application should indicate at the top left hand corner the position sought. All candidates should nominate three (3) referees who would also be required to forward references on their behalf under confidential cover to the same address. Such references should equally be received not later than 28 June, 2019.

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