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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2017
    Deadline: Aug 18, 2017
  • Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge. The University has built a legacy of excellence and has been instrumental in the production of top range graduates and academia who have had tremendous impact, di...
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    The Position

    • The Vice-Chancellor is a Principal Officer responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University and reports directly to the University’s Council.
    • The Vice-Chancellor must pursue the realisation of the University’s Vision and Mission.
    • For the post, the University seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life.
    • The right candidate should also have the ability to develop linkages with external communities to meet the emerging needs of the University.
    • He/She should be able to command respect and engender the cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University and its alumni.

    Schedule of Duties
    The Vice-Chancellor shall:

    • Be generally responsible to the Council in maintaining the efficiency and good order of the University and for ensuring the proper enforcement of its statutes, ordinances and regulations;
    • Have the competence to advise the Council on any matter affecting the administration, finance and policy of the University;
    • At management level, provide leadership in the relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of University life, including teaching, research and community service;
    • Be responsible for discipline in the University;
    • Regulate the admission of students, subject to guidelines and procedures approved by Senate and to any law or policy at the time that is applicable to the University;
    • Undertake any other duties that will promote the growth and development of the University in a conducive atmosphere.

    The Eligible Candidates
    An eligible candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos must be:

    • An exemplary scholar with good quantum of publications in highly rated journals
    • A person with demonstrable capacity for original thinking and creativity
    • A Professor for at least 10 years, and not more than 65 years old on November 11, 2017
    • A person with astute managerial ability who can maintain the peace and academic stability for which the University is reputed
    • A scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and considerable experience at top levels of University Administration
    • A person with a track record of teaching, research and community service
    • A person with entrepreneurial and innovative abilities with the capacity to create wealth for the sustainability of the University of our future in line with the vision and mission
    • A person endowed with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership
    • A person with a clear vision for the development of the University in realisation of its mission to refocus research and innovation, infrastructural development and human resource allocation as expressed in the University Strategic Plan
    • Able to foster regional and international partnerships including securing opportunities with the business community in Lagos for the achievement of our strategic goal
    • A person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning while reaching out to all persons without discrimination in any form
    • Of sound physical and mental health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character capable of inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students.


    • The successful candidate shall hold office as Vice-Chancellor for a single term of five (5) years only from November 12, 2017 (date of resumption) on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.

    Salary and Conditions of Service
    The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Federal Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Government/Governing Council as appropriate.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit three bound copies of Publications along with ten (10) copies of detailed Applications and Curriculum Vitae. The CV should include:

    • Names in full
    • Place and Date of Birth
    • Home Address
    • Postal Address
    • E-MAIL
    • Telephone No. (Landline/Mobile)
    • Nationality
    • Marital Status
    • Number and Ages of Children
    • Secondary and Post-Secondary Education (including dates and institutions)
    • Academic and Professional Qualification (Including distinctions and credit with dates)
    • Statement of experience including full details of former and present post.
    • Detailed list of publications.
    • Other activities outside current employment.
    • Names and Addresses of three referees.
    • Proposed date of availability for duties, if appointed.

    All Applications and supporting materials should be submitted to:
    The Deputy Registrar,
    Academic Affairs Unit,
    University of Lagos,
    Lagos State.

    Further enquiries should be directed to:
    The Director,
    Office of Advancement,
    Top Floor,
    Bookshop Building,
    University of Lagos.
    Mobile No: 08037257799
    Deputy Registrar
    Academic Staff Unit
    Human Resource Management Department,
    Senate House,
    University of Lagos.
    Mobile No: 08029914599

    Interested and qualified? Go to University of Lagos on to apply
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