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  • Academic/Non-Academic Career Opportunities at Benson Idahosa University

  • Posted on: 27 January, 2015 Deadline: 4 March, 2015
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  • Benson Idahosa University is one of the foremost Private Universities in Nigeria licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in February 2002. The Vision of the University flows from the divine mandate of raising academics, professionals and entrepreneurs committed to changing' Nigeria for the better.

    Applications from suitably qualified candidates with a track record of achievements are invited for the following Teaching and Non-Teaching Positions.

    Professor/Associate Professor of Engineering - Faculty of Engineering


    The Benson Idahosa University will establish a Faculty of Engineering commencing 2015/2016 academic session. In View of this, rhe University inrends to employ a Professor of EngIneering as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering to drive the process of establishment.


    •     Earned Ph.D degree in Engineering
    •     Engineering Professor in Agricultural, Civil Electrical/Electronics/Computer or Mechanical Engineering or any of their variants.
    •     Must have held senior administrative position in universities as Dean or Head of Department.
    •     High academic visibility at both national and international levels.
    •     Ability to attract research funds and forge collaborations with other institutions/organizations.
    •     Spiritual Leadership:

    - Uphold strong Christian values .
    - Be of high Integrity, honest. forthright and uprght,

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    • A good honours degree from a recognized University. The possession of relevant higher degree or post-graduate professional qualification in appropriate fields would be an advantage.
    • Professional leadership expenence in administration, not lower than the rank of Deputy Registrar, in a university setting or similar institution.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of modern electronic, student. and staff record storage, retrieval and delivery systems.
    • Demonstrated abilities to lead project teams In a complex environment that involve technology, personnel and end- users.
    • Knowledge of the policies end workings of the University regulatory bodies - i.e. National Universities Commission, NUC), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
    • Spiritual Leadershrp:

    - Be a person with strong spiritual (Christian) testimony,
    - Uphold strong Christian values.
    - Be of high integrity, honest, forthright and upright.


    •     Demonstrated ability to build consensus and foster team work among a variety of stakeholders.
    •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    •     Strong interpersonal skills - enabling successful relationships with Students. Staff, Parents and other stakeholders.
    •     Strong computer skills: possess strong knowledge of Student Information systems.
    •     Thorough understanding ofuriiversity policies and academic regulations.
    •     Ability to solve problems thoughtfully and effectively.
    •     Maintain confidentiality rn all matters where it is required
    •     Uphold a high level of precision in detail work, ensuring that staff and student records are maintained and reports are created in an accurate manner.
    •     Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced. ever-changing
    • environment.
    • Ability to work independently and produce results.

    Method of Application

    Conditions of Service
    The successful candidate shall hold the Office of the Registrar for a period of five years subject to satisfactory annual performance. Remuneration and other terms and conditions are very attractive.

    1.) Interested candidates for the two positions who meet the conditions stated above should submit a copy of their application and comprehensive current curriculum vitae duly signed and dated, by email.
    2.) The Curriculum Vitae must include:

    •             The candidate’s name in full
    •             Place and date of birth
    •             State of origin
    •             Home address
    •             Contact address (including e-mail and telephone number)
    •             Marital status
    •             Number and ages of children (if any)
    •             Nationality
    •             Institutions attended with dates
    •             Academic qualifications
    •             Administrative experience with dates/membership of professional bodies
    •             Present employment, indicating present status and salary
    •             Names and addresses of three referees.

    3.) The application for the position of Registrar must also include a statement of the candidate’s vision for the University in the next five years, in not more than 600 words
    4.) Candidates must request their referees to forward references on them in a sealed envelope marked ‘Referee Report” with the name of the candidate underneath, directly to the Registrar by Courier Service. Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to higher academic and managerial capabilities as well as the candidate’s moral uprightness.
    5.) In addition, candidates should submit by Courier Service under Confidential Cover, 10 hard copies of their applications and curriculum vitae in an envelope marked “Post of Registrar” and “Post of Dean”, Faculty of Engineering Benson Idahosa University” respectively, to reach the Office of the Registrar, Benson Idahosa University, P.M.B. 1100, Benin City, Nigeria, on or before March 4, 2015.

    Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

    Note: Benson Idahosa University is an equal opportunity employer.

    Applications with copies of the Curriculum Vitae should be addressed and forwarded to:

    The Registrar,
    Benson Idahosa University,
    PMB 1100, Ugiokhuen Road,
    Off Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City,
    Edo State.

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