Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Recruitment 2015

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, formerly Federal
University of Agriculture, Umudike, was established as a specialized
University by the Federal Government of Nigeria via Act No 48 of 2nd
November 1992. It began formal activities in My 1993 with the
appointment of the first
Governing Council and Vice-Chancellor.

The Institution is located in the well-known Agricultural Training and
Research town of Umudike about 9 kilometres from Umuahia town, the
capital of Abia State. The major link road to the University is the
Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Federal Road a direct route to the State Capitals of
Abia, Akwa-ibom and Cross River States. Being close to Umuahia the
University is linked through a major North-South Express Road to most
parts of the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Head, Office of Statistics

Location: Abia


  • The Candidate must possess good honours Degree preferably in
    Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science plus fifteen (15)
    years cognate experience twelve (12) of which must have been spent in
    an Institution of Higher Learning or the Public Sector.
  • Possession of a Post-graduate degree shall be an added advantage.
  • The candidate must in addition posses any of the data based professional Certificates.
  • The candidate must show innovative and good. knowledge of
    running an ICT-driven Human Resources Department working at the highest
    level of efficiency to eliminate time wasting, excessive bureaucracy and
    bottlenecks, skills and knowledge of running an ICT-driven Office of
    Statistics efficiently and effectively.

Job Title: Director, Human Resources Management Department

Location: Abia


  • The candidate must possess a good honours degree in relevant
    field, preferably Human Resources or Personnel Management; with at least
    fifteen (15) years cognate experience in Human Resources Management and
    not below the rank of a Deputy Registrar or its equivalent.
  • Registration with any of these professional bodies Nigerian
    institute of Management (NIM) or Chartered institute of Personnel
    Management (CIPM) or any other recognized relevant professional body is
  • Possession of a Postgraduate Degree will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate must be able to exhibit in practical terms high
    level knowledge and skills in Human Resources Department and shall i
    responsible to the Registrar on the day to day administration of the
  • The candidate must show innovative and good. knowledge of
    running an ICT-driven Human Resources Department working at the highest
    level of efficiency to eliminate time wasting, excessive bureaucracy and
  • He/she must have the ability to advise the Registrar on
    strategies for enhancing Human Resources Administration, including
    promoting the culture of doing more with less.

Job Title: University Librarian

Location: Abia

Job Description

  • The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice
    Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the
    co-ordination of all Library services in the University, its Campuses,
    Colleges, Schools and institution and other teaching or research units.


  • The candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science
    with a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, and at a level
    not below the rank of a Deputy Librarian or its equivalent in a
  • Possession of a PhD will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate must have evidence of scholarly publications
    related to Library/information Science in reputable journals and books
    and must be a member of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
    (LRCN) as well as the Nigerian Library Association (NLA).
  • The Candidate must have a track record of considerable degree of
    competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency in
    all ramifications of the job performance.
  • He/She must be in good health and able to endure the rigors of the duties of the University Librarian.
  • In addition, the candidate must show demonstrable skills,
    knowledge, and ability to run an ICT-driven Library with high level

Tenure and Conditions of Service
The University Librarian shall hold office for a single term of five (5)
years on such remunerations, terms and conditions of service as may be
specified in his/her letter of appointment and as may be decided from
time to time by the Federal Government/Governing council of the

Job Title: Vice Chancellor

Location: Abia

The Candidate

  • The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to
    possess a good University education and should be a proven successful
    manager of human and material resources.

Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:

  • Be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor in
    any of the disciplines offered in the University with a minimum of ten
    (10) years experience on that level and demonstrable ability to provide
    academic and administrative leadership for such a well-established.
  • Be a person of proven integrity;
  • Be not more than 65 years old as at the date of possible assumption of duty on 1st March, 2016
  • Command the respect of the national and international academic communities through his/her track records;
  • Strengthen the bridges between staff, students, and other stakeholders;
  • Be a person with a clear vision for the development of the University;
  • Enjoy excellent physical and mental health;
  • Attract the much-needed funds into the University.

 Condition of Service

This is the same as in Federal Public service and as applicable to Nigerian Federal Universities

How to Apply
Each application should be made in 30 copies with detailed curriculum
vitae duly signed, dated, and photocopies of necessary documents
attached. The Curriculum Vitae should, among other information include
the following:

  • Full Name (Surname first)
  • Phone Nos
  • E-mail Address
  • Position applied for
  • Place & Date of Birth
  • Nationality, State of Origin & Local Government Area;
  • Present Postal Address
  • Marital Status
  • Educational institutions attended with Dates;
  • Academic Qualifications obtained with institutions and Dates
  • Professional Qualifications obtained with Institutions and Dates
  • Working Experience including full details of former and present post(s) with dates
  • List of Publications where applicable
  • Honors/Distinctions with dates Extra Curricular Activities
  • Names and address of three Referees

Candidates should request the three Referees to forward their reference letters under separate covers and addressed to:

The Registrar,
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
P.M.B 7276
Abia State.

The Referees should also be requested to indicate the candidate’s name,
position applied for on the left hand corner of the mailing envelope and
must reach the Registrar before the day of the Interview.

Each application must be accompanied by a copy of statement of applicants vision for the University

All applications should be forwarded by courier service to:

The Registrar,
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
P.M.B 7276,
Abia State.

Note: The sealed envelope(s) containing the applications should
indicate the post applied for at the top left hand corner and forwarded
to the Registrar.

 Deadline  15th October, 2015.

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