Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Job Vacancies at Crescent University Law

In consonance with Crescent University Law, the Governing Council wishes to appoint a VICE-CHANCELLOR effective from 10th October, 2009.

The Job
The Enabling Law of Crescent University Abeokuta provides that the Vice-chancellor shall:
• Exercise general supervision over the University;
• Have a general responsibility to the Council, for maintaining AND promoting the efficiency AND good order of the University;
• Ensure that the provision of the Statutes AND Regulations are observed;
• Be a member of Council
• Be the Chairman of the University Senate, which is the highest decision making body for all Academic matters (i.e. students' admissions, examinations AND graduation, establishment of new Academic programme's etc) in the University;
• Have responsibility for maintaining discipline in the University.
• The Job demands a person who can harness limited financial resources to full effect, in running the University
And must be a person:
• Who is able to attract grants from financing bodies, especially International Donor Agencies.
• The Candidate should be able to cope adequately with varying needs of staff and students and emerging contemporary problems, especially those that are related to social life of students, in an increasingly dynamic and Urban University.

The Post of Vice-Chancellor Crescent University Abeokuta
• The Vice-Chancellor is a Principal Officer, as well as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Academic Officer and Chief Image Maker of the University.
• The Vice-Chancellor will, therefore, be expected to have a deep understanding of the terrain and operations of the University, and provide Strategic Vision and Leadership, to propel Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State as a foremost University in Nigeria, with worldwide recognition.
• The Vice-Chancellor will have to play a pivotal role, in taking Crescent University to a higher pedestal.

The Candidate
It will be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor, to ensure that standard does NOT fall in ALL Academic programmes especially in programmes in which the University is highly reputed, and also that relatively new programmes attain enviable standards, such that ACCREDITATION granted to Academic programmes are sustained.

The criteria to be met by candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor Crescent University, Abeokuta are that each candidate:
• Should hold a Doctorate Degree and should be an experienced Professor with several years of Teaching and Research in a University, or Institution of comparable status;
• Should command high intellectual respect of his colleagues;
• Must have a proven track record of University Administration and Management, as well as proven evidence of Leadership qualities;
• Must be a Visionary Leader, capable of leading and inspiring a spiritually upright University community and moving the University into prominence;
• Must have National and International exposure beyond Academics and be a distinguished world-class personality;
• Must be a go - getter and must see fund-raising as a major strategy, for sustaining the autonomy of the University.
• The appointment is for a term of four (4) years, and renewable for a second term of four (4) years only.

• Remuneration for the Vice-Chancellor includes a consolidated salary, housing facility and other benefits and allowances that apply to Vice-Chancellors in Nigerian Universities.

Method of Application
Candidates should apply with fifteen (15) copies, of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), providing information on the following:
1. Full Name.
2. Place and Date of Birth.
3. Marital Status: Number and Ages of Children.
4. Academic qualifications [degrees with classes, copies of certificates to be enclosed].
5. Teaching, Research, Administrative and Managerial experience
6. Academic Distinctions.
7. Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies
8. Scholarly Publications [well referenced].
9. Vision for the University in the next four (4) Years. (NOT more than 1000 words OR a minimum of 600 words).
10. Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees, who should be able to attest to the candidate's standing and abilities academically, and managerially, as well as morals, character and integrity.

Submission of Application
ALL applications are to be submitted under Confidential COVER, with the envelope marked "POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR, CUA" sealed and addressed to:
Crescent University,
And submitted to:
The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
Registrar's Office, Administration block II,
Crescent University,
Abeokuta Ogun State

Closing Date: 30th July 2009.

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