The Governing Council of the University of Benin, UNIBEN at its Meeting held on Thursday 15th May & Friday 16th May, decided to fill the position of the Vice-Chancellor which will fall vacant on 30th November, 2014 at the expiration of the term of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor. Accordingly, applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacancy.
1.0 QUALITIES & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF THE CANDIDATE
The person to be appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin must:
(i) be one of unassailable integrity;
(ii) be a Professor of at least ten (10) Years standing;
(iii) understand the contemporary demands of Leadership of the University. He/She should have had a wide administrative experience of at least 15 Years, and be capable of giving dynamic leadership to this University;
(iv) be one with high scholastic and academic credentials who must have accomplishment in academics and/or in public life generally. He/She should, have a senior teaching and/or research position in a University;
(v) command both national and international respect, particularly in the academic world, to enhance the good reputation of the University;
(vi) be one who is likely to command the respect and loyalty of Members of Staff and Students of the University;
(vii) be a person who is not likely to foster personal, racial, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interests;
(viii) be morally sound. He/She must be free from financial embarrassment;
(ix) be of good health, and have a pleasant, strong personality;
(x) be a person of courage who can take decisions on the merit of facts and principles and not on the basis of pressures from individuals or groups;
(xi) not be above 65 Years old at the time of assumption of duty and must be a good family person;
(xii) be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficient;
(xiii) write in not more than five Hundred (500) words his/her vision/mission for the University.
1.1 TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE POST
Council noted that the Vice-Chancellor would hold Office for a single term of five Years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in his/her letter of appointment.
1.2 MODE OF APPLICATION
Council also noted that the Interested candidates are expected to submit with their detailed applications, twenty-five (25) copies of their curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting, among others, the following:
(i) Full names;
(iii) Marital Status;
(i) Academic Qualifications with dates;
(iii) Administrative Experience;
(iv) Details of Public/Community Services.
Council also noted the following:
(a) In the case of a nomination or “searched Candidate”, the CV must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed and dated by the Candidate.
(b) Each Candidate must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the Candidate to forward their referees report by Courier service directly to the Registrar under confidential cover.
(c) All applications are to be forwarded by Courier service under confidential cover, in a sealed envelope marked at the upper left hand corner “Post of Vice-Chancellor, UNIBEN” to reach the Registrar & Secretary to Council, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City not later than 6 (Six) Weeks from the date of this publication.
(d) All applications received will be duly acknowledged.
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