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Northwest University, Kano recruitment for Bursar,Librarian,Registrar & Vice-Chancellor

May 2, 2012, 11:22 AM
Northwest University, Kano recruitment for Bursar,Librarian,Registrar & Vice-Chancellor
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions below in the Northwest University, Kano

The Vice Chancellor of the new University shall be employed on two-year contract term at the beginning, with negotiable remuneration package but not below the salary of a V.C. in the Nigerian University.

The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess an extensive University education, academic and administrative experience at University level, and should be a proven manager of human and material resources.

Specifically, the candidate is expected to:
Be a highly distinguished academic with a PhD Degree
Engender international respect in the academic world to bring international respect and recognition to the young University
Be a person with clear vision for the rapid development of the young University
Possess the ability to create harmony between and among staff and students on the one hand and the host community on the other
Be of sound mental and physical healthBe on the rank of a Professor.
Be a successful scholar who is well rooted in the finest academic tradition
Have had a wide academic and administrative experience at University level and be capable of giving dynamic leadership
Be morally sound and of unassailable integrity
Demonstrate commitment to the University’s vision, mission, philosophy and objectives
ICT compliant



The University Librarian is a Principal Officer answerable to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of Library matters in the University.
He/She shall be in charge of the management and administration of the University Library services, staff and facilities in Faculties, Departments, Centres and linkages with other Library organisations and publishers, both at national and international levels.

Candidates shall possess the following qualifications and qualities:
A relevant Masters degree but Ph. D degree is an added advantage
Shall have 15 years cognate experience with the capacity to initiate research in a
University system or comparable organisation.
ICT compliant in Library Services.
A good record of scholarly publications in reputable media
Shall not be below the rank of a Deputy Librarian or equivalent
Membership of a professional association is an added advantage.

The salary and condition of service for the Principal Officer shall be in accordance with what obtains in the Nigerian University System.



The Bursar is a Principal Officer and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

By virtue of his position, the Bursar should be able to provide the Management of the University appropriate advice and support for all of the institution s financial transactions.

Candidates for the post shall be visionary and have ability to provide leadership, personal integrity and transparency in private and public life that should command respect and attract cooperation and loyalty of staff and students in the University.

Candidates shall possess the following qualifications and qualities:
A good honours degree in Accounting. However, possession of a higher degree(s) is an added advantage;
Membership of recognized professional body such as ICAN or ANAN;
ICT compliant with a working knowledge of a relevant accounting package
A minimum of 15 years cognate working experience in accounting profession, and equivalent to the rank of a Deputy Bursar, preferably in a University system
Shall be not above the age of 55 years at the point of assumption of duty.

The Salary and condition of service for the Bursar shall be in accordance with what obtains in the Nigerian University system.



The Registrar, a Principal Officer, is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University except as regard matters of finance for which the Bursar is responsible.
The person holding the Office of Registrar shall, by virtue of that office, be Secretary to the Council, the Senate, Congregation and Convocation.

Candidates should be graduates with a good honours degree from a recognised University. Candidates must not be above 55 years on appointment and must be ICT compliant. Candidates must command respect and have the ability to provide leadership and offer appropriate advice on matters affecting the University.Possession of postgraduate qualification and membership of professional bodies would be an added advantage.
Candidates must have at least fifteen (15) years administrative experience and must be from the level of Deputy Registrar in a University.

The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other condition of services applicable to a Registrar in the Nigerian Universities.

How to apply
Applicants are required to note and comply with the following conditions: -

Each application should be sent in Hard copy, with 20 copies of the candidate’s current Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated by the candidates. The Curriculum Vitae should include the candidate’s name in full, age, marital status, educational qualifications, nationality, professional and academic achievements, and any other relevant information;
Each application should include the names and addresses (postal and email) of three referees. At least one of the referees should be able to testify to the academic standing of the candidate and another to testify to the candidate’s moral character and integrity. The applicant shall request each referee to forward a confidential report on him/her directly to the CHAIRMAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE in a property sealed envelope dearly marked “REFEREE’S REPORT FOR APPLICANT FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR” at the top left comer of the envelope or mailed to; with “REFEREE’S REPORT FOR APPLICANT FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR” as the subject
Each application must be accompanied by 20 copies (Hard or Soft depending on the medium) of the applicant’s vision and plans for the development of the University;
All applications shall be submitted under confidential cover and addressed or mailed to:-

The Chairman Implementation Committee,

Northwest University, Kano
Kabuga-Katsina Road,
P.M.B 3099
Kano State, Nigeria

The sealed envelop containing the application shall be marked “Application for the post of Vice-Chancellor” (or used as the subject where email is the medium) at the top left corner and forwarded to reach the Chairman Implementation Committee on or before 6th June, 2012.

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