Modalities to become the Next OAU VICE CHANCELLOR released



THE POSITION

The Vice-Chancellor is the Principal Academic and Executive
Officer of the University and ex-officio Chairman of the Senate
and Member of Council. He shall exercise general supervision
over the University and shall have general responsibility to
Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good
order of the University. It shall also be the duty of the Vice-
Chancellor to see that the provisions of the Law and Statue,
ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed, and
he may exercise such powers as may be necessary or
expedient of that purpose.


THE CANDIDATE

The person for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is required to possess a good
University education of a recognized University and should be
a proven manager of human and material resources.
Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:

be 50 years old and above, but not older than 65 years by
June, 2017;

be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor of
not less than ten (10) years experience on that rank, with
ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for
the University Community;

be able to command the respect of the national and
international academic communities through his/her track
records;

possess a clear vision for the development of the University
and the realization of its mission as expressed in its strategic
plan which theme is ‘Harnessing Technology for Academic
Excellence’;

demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and
possess the ability to strengthen the bridges between staff,
students, other members of the University community and the
University’s stake holders;

exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract much needed
funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the
University;

enjoy excellent physical and mental health; and
have demonstrable ability to establish and maintain
partnerships with local and international governmental and
non-governmental agencies.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE
POST

The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five
(5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be
specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration and
other conditions of service as are applicable to the post of
Vice-Chancellor in all Nigerian Federal Universities and as
may be determined by the Government/Governing Council of
the University as appropriate.

MODE OF APPLICATION
Each application should be made in thirty (30) copies and be
accompanied by thirty (30) copies of the candidate’s
curriculum vitae duly signed and dated. The curriculum vitae
must contain details of the candidate’s names in full, age,
marital status, educational attainment, nationality,
professional and academic achievements.

Each application should include the names and addresses of
three (3) referees. Each Referee must be contracted by the
applicant to forward, direct to the Registrar, a confidential
report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial
competences in a properly sealed envelope marked Post of
Vice-Chancellor: Referee’s Report at the top left hand corner
of the envelope.

Each application must be accompanied by thirty (30) copies
of statement of the candidate’s Vision for the University in the
twenty first century.

In the case of candidates identified by the Search Team, the
application shall conform to the requirements in (i) to (iii)
above, and in addition, the candidate shall present a letter of
consent duly signed by him/her along with the application.
All applications shall be submitted under confidential cover
and addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife.

The sealed envelope(s) containing the applications or
nominations should be marked Post of Vice-Chancellor at the
top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the Registrar and
Secretary to Council not later than close of work (4.00p.m) on
March 9, 2017.

CANDIDATES SHOULD PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THOSE
WHO ARE SHORTLISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FURTHER.
Signed:
Awoyemi
Registrar and Secretary to Council

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