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  • Vice Chancellor At Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2013 Deadline: 20 December, 2013
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    The Governing Council of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi hereby announces that the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University will be vacant by the end of April, 2014. Pursuant to the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 as amended, and in the exercise of its powers contained therein, the Governing Council is hereby initiating the process of filling the impending vacancy. Accordingly, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates who must be Professors with a minimum cognate experience of 22 years in university teaching, research, and administration. Applicants need to note the following for guidance.

    Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the post of:

    Vice Chancellor


    Job Description
    The Vice- Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University and ex-officio Chairman of the Senate. He is responsible to the University Governing Council, which he is also a member, for the good Governance of the University.

    Desirable Qualities of the Vice-ChancellorIn addition to respectable academic credentials applicants are required to possess other qualities which include:

    •     Proven integrity and above board in matters of morality,
    •     Clear vision for the development of the University and realization of its vision and mission,
    •     Track records as a distinguished scholar and ability for academic and administrative leadership,
    •     Ability to command the respect of the academic community and foster interpersonal relations and team work,
    •     The derive to attract funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the University,
    •     Demonstrate ability to attract research grants and create linkages and partnerships with private and public organizations,
    •     Proficiency in one of the core disciplines offered in the University and a good grasp of Information and technology skills,
    •     Good physical and mental health.

    Terms and Conditions of Services
    The successful candidate will hold the post of Vice-Chancellor for a single term of 5 years before reaching his retiring age of 70 years. The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Federal Universities, and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government and the Governing Council.

    Method of Application

    (A) Each application must be made in thirty (30) copies, accompanied by thirty (30) copies of the candidate’s detailed “Curriculum Vitae” (CV), duly signed and dated. The CV must contain the candidate’s full name, date and place of birth, marital status, nationality, academic qualifications, working experience with dates and positions, merits and awards if any, membership of scholarly and professional bodies, list of academic publications, extracurricular activities and interests, and names and addresses of three (3) referees.

    (b) Each referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward to the undersigned a confidential report on his/her character, academic and managerial abilities and achievements in a sealed envelope marked at the top left corner, “Post of Vice-Chancellor: Referee’s Report”.

    (c) In the case of candidates to be contacted by the Search Team that will be set up, their applications should be as in the advertisement.

    (D) All applications shall be addressed to the

    Registrar and Secretary to Council,
    Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University,
    P.M.B. 0248,
    Bauchi State,

    sealed and marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope: “Post of Vice Chancellor”, not later than 20th December, 2013.

    (e) Only those shortlisted will be contacted subsequently.

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