Dominican University, Ibadan Vacancy Announcement for a Vice-Chancellor

The Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria, a newly established Private
University founded by the Order of Preachers in Nigeria, invites
applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Position Summary

  • The Vice-Chancellor serves as the Academic and Administrative Head of the University.
  • As Chief Executive, the Vice Chancellor exercises general
    academic supervision over the University and shall be responsible for
    maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the
  • The Vice-Chancellor ensures that the provisions of the Law, the statutes and regulations of the University are observed.
  • The office of the Vice-Chancellor serves as the nerve center of activities in areas of protocol, external relations and coordination of various internal organs of the University
  • The Vice-Chancellor, in the absence of the Chancellor, presides over Convocation ceremonies for the conferment of Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and other awards of the University.
  • The person to be appointed to this position will hold office for a term of five years.
  • The Vice Chancellor shall be responsible to the Governing
    Council in the management of human, monetary and other resources of the
    University and shall ensure that the University complies with terms and
    conditions specified by the Council for the use of funds.
  • As Academic Head of the University, the Vice Chancellor
    supports, guides, and coordinates the academic and research units and
    their support system in ways that foster the Dominican University’s
    mission and goals.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate for the position of Vice-Chancellor shall possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

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  • A Doctorate Degree and be a full Professor of, normally, not
    less than Ten (10) years standing, with ability to provide academic and
    administrative leadership for the University community. However,
    candidates with substantial experience at the professorial level, who
    have held senior academic and administrative positions, sufficient as to
    prepare him/her for the position of Vice-Chancellor, would be
  • The need to innovate and reinvent frameworks, academic
    disciplines, programs, holistic and coherent platform to provide the
    appropriate enabling environment for the development a new human
    resource pool that is equipped with the appropriate world view and
    capacities to produce sustainable solutions to the challenges of today’s
    world is a central element of Dominican University. The capacity and
    commitment to implement this core mission is non-negotiable.
  • A previous leadership role in any tertiary institution that vouches for this level of competence described above.
  • Have a demonstrable ability to establish and maintain partnerships with local, national and international governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations.
  • A proven and demonstrable ability to attract international research and development grants.
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract extra-statutory funds and mobilise other resources for the development of the University.
  • Personal integrity in the management of funds and be able to deploy financial resources as appropriate in the context of the University’s Strategic Plan, 2017 – 2020.
  • The ability to attract, motivate and retain highly skilled and talented staff in all categories, teaching and non-teaching.
  • Interpersonal and team building skills and possess the ability to build bridges between staff, students, other members of the university community and the university’s stakeholders.
  • Respectable level of ICT literacy.
  • Commitment to inclusive and collaborative leadership manifest in
    gender sensitivity and readiness to work with persons of diverse ethnic
    and religious affiliations.
  • Successful leadership and managerial experience, particularly
    experience strategic planning and managing of faculty and allocating
    financial and human capital.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote research excellence in different
    domains and build synergy and complementarity among these disciplines
    and researcher to facilitate, foster and sustain an inclusive learning
  • A proven track record of academic excellence such as to be able
    to command the respect of national and international academic
    communities and colleagues.
  • A clear vision for the further development of the University and the realization of its vision, mission and strategic goals.
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Preferred Qualifications

  • A Professor
  • Reputable stature in the national and international academic community

Benefit Status

  • Flexible/Negotiable

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application with the following application materials below to:

A complete Application Package includes the following:

  • The candidate’s Statement of Vision for the University for the
    next five years and beyond. The statement must not be longer than 5,000
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 names of contact persons for reference
  • A Writing sample

Note: Applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.

Application Deadline  2nd June, 2017.

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