The position of the Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology will be vacant with effect from 1st
August, 2015, The Governing Council, in the performance of its
statutory duties as provided in the University’s Enabling Law, hereby
invites interested distinguished Academics with vast experience in
University administration and management to apply for the post.
Interested candidates are kindly requested to note the following
information about the University:
The University is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt Local
Government Area of Rivers State, very close to Port Harcourt
The institution is the first University of Science and Technology
established in Nigeria in 1980. Its establishment was the culmination of
a long and sustained demand for a technological institute in Port
Harcourt prior to and following the Report of the Ashby Commission on
higher education in Nigeria in 1960.
To be a world class and uncommon University that will be
structurally and philosophically oriented to solve the practical and
peculiar challenging problems of the region.
The Mission: The University seeks to offer men and women a unique
educational opportunity and experience for the pursuit of learning in
the relevant branches of knowledge. To this end, the institution seeks
- Encourage and promote excellence in original, creative and scholarly
research (basic and applied), in fostering a learning process with
problem solving content.
- Support and sustain the expansion of the frontiers of human
knowledge in various disciplines, responding especially to the
contemporary scientific and technical demands and challenges of the
- Improve the appreciation and development of the region’s abundant
physical, natural and social resources, as well as advancement of her
rich cultural heritage through an approach and strategy anchored on
excellence and creativity.
The Vice-Chancellor shall in accordance with Section 9(2) of the law
establishing the University have the general function in addition to
other functions conferred on him by the law or otherwise of directing
the activities of the University, and shall, to the exclusion of any
other person or authority, be the Chief Executive and Academic Officer
of the University and Ex-officio Chairman of the Senate”.
Qualifications and Requirements
The candidate for the post of the Vice-Chancellor is required to
possess a good University education and should be a proven, experienced
and successful manager of human and material resources.
Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:
- Be a person of impeccable character, who is honest and against whom
no serious allegation of wrong doing has been proved; who is impartial,
objective, courageous, resourceful, dynamic, innovative and free from
ethnic and group interests, and should possess a robust health and
demonstrate good public relations;
- Be a renowned scholar, preferably a Professor of at least 7 years
post-professorial experience in a reputable University inside or outside
- Possess considerable managerial experience in University administration.
- Be not more than 65 years at the time of appointment.
- Be able to sustain good harmonious working relationship between the
administration, staff and students on one hand and between the
University and the host communities on the other hand.
- Be a person with good grasp of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
Conditions Of Service
Remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the
post of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Universities, and as may be
determined from time to time.
Method of Application
Interested candidates who meet the above conditions should submit
their applications, twenty (20) copies, accompanied by twenty (20)
copies of the candidate’s detailed curriculum vitae duly signed and
dated. The curriculum vitae must include the candidate’s name in full,
place and date of birth, marital status, number and age of children,
nationality, academic qualifications, teaching, research, administrative
and managerial experiences, academic distinction, membership of
academic and professional bodies, scholarly publications, names and
addresses of three referees and other relevant information.
Candidate should submit a statement of his/her vision for the University for the next seven years (20 copies).
All candidates must have three (3) referees who are to forward
references on them directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council.
Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to
higher academic and managerial capabilities as well as their moral
All short-listed candidates may be required to make themselves
available for interaction on a later date with the Joint Council/Senate
Applications are to be submitted under confidential cover in
envelopes marked at the upper left hand corner “Post of Vice-
Chancellor, RSUST”, to reach the Registrar and Secretary to Council,
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P.M.B. 5080, Port
Harcourt, Nigeria, not later than 8th December, 2014.