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  • Vice Chancellor at Gombe State University

  • Posted on: 18 June, 2014 Deadline: 29 July, 2014
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  • Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria  - The Governing Council on behalf of Gombe State University Gombe hereby announces that the position of Vice - Chancellor of the University will soon be vacant In accordance with the provisions of the Universities Laws First Schedule Sub Section Seven, the Council invites applications from suitably qualified distinguished Professors with cognate experience in University teaching research and administration for the post

    Vice Chancellor


    Job Description
    The Vice - Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University ex-officio Chairman of the Senate and Member of the Governing Council of the University Among other functions the Vice - Chancellor shall:

    •     Be competent at all times to advise the Council on any matter affecting the policy finance and administration of the university
    •     Be generally responsible to the Council for maintaining the efficiency and good order of the university and for ensuring the proper enforcement of Statutes Ordinances and Regulations
    •     Be responsible for staff and students discipline in the University
    •     Regulate the admission of the students in accordance with the guidelines and procedures approved by the Senate.

    Qualifications and Qualities of the Candidate
    Interested candidates for the position of Vice - Chancellor, Gombe State University; Gombe are expected to be:

    •     Distinguished Professors with demonstrated ability to provide exemplary academic leadership and proven managerial capacity.
    •     The candidate should be of high moral standards and impeccable character and proven integrity with irrevocable commitment to best practices in corporate governance, with particular emphasis on accountability, transparency and probity and must be able to ensure effective utilization of limited resources for maximum public good.
    •     Candidates should demonstrate irrevocable commitment to the cardinal values of merit, consistency and fairness as operating principles and can apply these across the board.
    •     Candidates should be information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficient, and be committed to the development of ICT into the University programmes and services.
    •     Candidates should be able to attract research grants and complementary funds from local and international agencies, and further uplift the academic stature of the university.
    •     Candidates should be able to relate effectively with government, non - governmental organization, the alumni, the local community and foster linkage with institutions within and outside Nigeria.
    •     The candidate should be a person who is not likely to foster personal, ethnic, political, religious or other factional interest and who is also capable of inspiring the members of university community towards the attainment of its goals.
    •     The candidate should have a good understanding of the Vision and Mission of the University.
    •     The candidate should be an individual who judging from his/her track records is likely to Command the respect as well as loyalty of members of staff students and university community
    •     Candidate should be in a position to ensure the enforcement of the university laws and regulations
    •     Candidate must be of excellent physical and mental health.

    Conditions of Service
    The salaries and conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice - Chancellor in Nigerian Universities as determined by Council and Government from time to time.

    The Vice - Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to note and comply with the following conditions

    (a) Each application letter (20 copies) should be accompanied by 20 copies of the candidates detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) signed and dated by the candidate The CV must contain among others the candidates name in full, age, marital status, nationality, current address including e-mail and phone numbers, educational qualification with dates, number of Phi) candidates supervised and graduated, research output, academic and non - academic recognition, professional achievement, scholarly publications in renowned national and international journals and books with dates.

    (b) Each application should be accompanied by a certificate of birth or statutory declaration of age, and certificate of medical fitness based on documented comprehensive, medical examination from a government hospital

    (c) A statement of candidate’s vision for the Gombe State University, Gombe in the 21st century of not more than 1000 words (20 copies).

    (d) Each candidate must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the candidate to forward their referee’s report directly to THE REGISTRAR under confidential cover. Such referees should be in a position to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic standard, managerial capability and moral uprightness.

    (e) All shortlisted candidates shall he required to make themselves available for interaction with the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board.

    All applications are to be forwarded under confidential cover in a sealed envelope marked at the upper left hand corner APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF VICE - CHANCELLOR, Gombe State University, Gombe to reach the Registrar and Secretary to Council.

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