OAU Vacancies – University Liberian & Vice Chancellor

OAU Vacancies – University Liberian & Vice Chancellor – In accordance with the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act, 2003, which amended the Universities Miscellaneous Provisions Act (decree No. 11 of 1993 (as amended by Decree No. 25 of 1996), and Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife wishes to start the process of appointing a new Vice Chancellor for University. therefore, applications are now invited from suitable surgical candidates for the position. Interested claim seeking notes the following information:


The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is basically public institution founded in 1962 as the University of Ife and the government of the Western Region of Nigeria. In August 1975, the Federal Government of Nigeria has embarked on University and in 1987 renamed after Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a frontline Nigerian statesman and one of the University’s established families. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land totaling 11,350 hectares of land in Ile Ife, Osun State, and southwest Nigeria.

The University Vision set to establish an institution dedicated to the promotion of education and culture. The aim is to create an institution to develop a cadre of high level human resource, qualified in various fields. The focus is on the development of teaching and research facilities that can be used to provide solutions to the problems of development.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, the University in first place among universities in Africa, with a vibrant academic and social environment and a high international reputation. It made significant progress in the investigation resulting in a number of appreciable achievements such as:

  • collect and muscle fagara reward xanthozyloides sickle cell anemia.
  • local invention and use machines, such as yam pounding machine, Cowpe process, palm digester cassava and mechanical pulveriser / sifter fryer.
  • Development of suitable post-harvest agro-processing technologies.
  • Development of the first designer and high yielding hybrid, insects and crack resistant varieties of corn, Cowpe (Ife Brown) and tomatoes (Ife plum series).
  • Development of software for government and university records.
  • Resurrection, traditional and contemporary bronze-casting technology.

In Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University is a leading institution. It is produced by the staff, a Nobel laureate, five Nigerian National praise Award Winners and it began, Nigerian kidney transplant. The Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and outstanding national and international competitions. From a record number of 244 set in 1962, the OAU, as in the 2015/2016 session, the total student enrollment (undergraduate and postgraduate) 31,058 The University who was killed along with 94 members of staff now has staff profile of the 1424 full -time education staff, 1789 Senior Administrative and Technical staff of 945 Junior staff.

The University has a strong undergraduate and postgraduate programs organized in 13 faculties of Administration, Agriculture, Arts, Education, Environmental Design and Management, Law, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Technology, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry. There are, in addition, 2 colleges. These are the College of Health Sciences, and The Postgraduate College. There are 103 Education Departments and units as well as 7 specialized Centres and Institutes. The University also plays host to several international and UN agencies including the following:

  • Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD)
  • Cooperative Information Network (COPINE)
  • National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)
  • Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)
  • African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education English (ACSSTE-E)

The Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) and the Information Technology and Communications Unit (INTECU) Provider, through emerging network Technologies, quality distance learning Opportunities That Make it Possible for remote learners to enrol in on-line part-time Professional and Academic Programs.

The University has one of the largest beautiful campuses, grave is a delight to visiting students and Scholars. The campus comprises the central core comprising the University Hall, Faculties and Lecture Theatres; a student Residential area comprising 10 Halls of Residence; the Staff quarters on a large estate and the Teaching and Research Farm. The University is largely e-compliant with an internet and e-mail facility. All the Academic Departments, the University Library and key units of the Registry and Bursary are fully computerized. The University also has a nationally acclaimed Central Science Laboratory That provides the state-of-the-art Equipment for Research. It also has a World Bank-Funded African Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering.

The Obafemi Awolowo University is, therefore, a truly Complex organization grave is administered through the Committee system; where all committees report Either Council, the Senate or the Vice-Chancellor. In order to carry out its core functions of Teaching, Research and Community Service, the University provides to a large extent Municipal Facilities of water supply through its Opa Dam and electricity through the national grid and unconscious electricity generating sets. It also provides health Facilities and security services to its accounting staff and students and the estate at large. Staff salaries and other emoluments are above Six (6) billion naira annually. The University has a virile part time learning Association with branches Across Nigeria and in the Diaspora and they are Passionate for the growth and development of the University. The Activities of the Great Ife part time learning Association are coordinated through the University’s advancement Office. The University has, in its Fifty-five years of existence, Been contributing to the socio-political, economic and cultural development of Nigeria.

 THE Position

The Vice-Chancellor is the Principal Academic and Executive Officer of the University and ex-officio Intelligence Officer Prince Alwaleed of the Senate and Member of Council. He Shall Exercise general supervision over the University and Shall have general responsibility to the Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University. It Shall also be the duty of entity better 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.


Person for the post of Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, required to possess a good education recognized University University, and should be confirmed and managing human and material resources. Especially, the candidate will be expected to:

  • be 50 years old and above, but not older than 65 years old by June, 2017.
  • a very distinguished scholar worth Professor of not less than ten (10) years of experience in that rank, and ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University Community,
  • commanded respect national and international academic community / resource records.
  • possess a clear vision for the development of the University of realization of the target, as described in the strategy that theme is’ Harnessing Technology for Academic good.
  • show interpersonal and team building skills that they possess the power to strengthen bridges between staff, students, and other members of the University community and the University of stake holders.
  • Show business drive and ability to attract the much needed money and mobilize other resources for the development of the university.
  • enjoy the intense physical and mental health. Same to you
  • Coming ability to establish and maintain partnerships with local and international governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Conditions of Service Applicable Post

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

Conditions of use

  • Each application should be made within thirty (30) copies and 30 copies of the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated. The Curriculum Vitae must contain detailed information about the candidate’s full names, age, marital status, and educational attainment, ethnic, professional and academic achievements.
  • Each application should include the names and addresses of three (3) referees. Each Referee must be hooked and want to send, directly to the secretary, a personal report on the candidate character, education and coach competences in a properly sealed envelope marked Post of Vice Chancellor: Referee’s Report at the top left corner of the envelope.
  • Each application must be accompanied by 30 copies of the 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 will ensure the requirements (i) to (iii) above, and in addition, the candidate presented a letter of reply duly signed his / her application.
  • All applications will be launched under the cover personal and addressed to:


The Registrar and Secretary

Obafemi Awolowo University,


The sealed envelope (s) containing the application or promotion should be highlighted Post of Vice Chancellor at the top left corner and forwarded to the Registrar and Secretary not later than the close work (4.00pm) on March 9, 2017.

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