Education and Training

Vacancy for Vice-Chancellor at the University of Abuja

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja hereby announces that the position of Vice- Chancellor of the University will soon be vacant. In accordance with the provisions of the University of Abuja Act, Cap U2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN, 2004) and Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Council invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with experience in university administration for the post of:


Job Title: Vice- Chancellor
: Abuja

The Candidate
The Applicant must:

  • Be able to attract and manage research grants from both Local and International Agencies;
  • Be a Professor of not less than 5 years;
  • Be a distinguished academic, top-notch researcher of national and international repute with a proven track record of scholarship in term of a significant number of recognized peer-reviewed publications;
  • Not have attained the age of 65 years at the time of assumption of duty on 1st July, 2019;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, training and preparation as a twenty-first century University administrator;
  • Be capable of driving technological innovation in teaching, learning and research;
  • Be an astute and prudent manager of resources;
  • Have a good understanding of the vision and mission of the University in its pursuit of academics that is recognized globally;
  • Be a person of strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership, as well as capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons without discrimination;
  • Be of sound health and pleasant disposition, high integrity, strong moral character to inspire and maintain discipline among staff and students and not been convicted by court of competent jurisdiction or indicted by Administrative Panel;

Conditions of Service
The appointment will be for one term of five (5) years only, while salary and allowances shall be as applicable to the post of Vice- Chancellor in Nigerian Federal Universities, as may be determined by the Federal Government from time to time.



How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward (30) copies each of their Application, Credentials and Curriculum Vitae with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Permanent home address
  • Current Address
  • Marital status
  • Number of children with their ages
  • Institutions attended with dates
  • Academic qualifications with dates
  • Professional qualifications with dates
  • Institutions and names of PhD students/Fellows supervised and dates graduated
  • Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies
  • Outstanding Publications, discoveries or inventions
  • Working experience in the University system giving names of institutions and dates
  • Details of administrative, fund-attraction and managerial experience in the University system
  • Specific services to Local, National arid International communities (with dates, institutions/establishments and status)
  • Present employment, status and salary
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Submit names and addresses of three (3) referees.

Candidates Must:

  • Attach thirty (30) copies of statement of their mission and vision for the University in the next five (5) years in not more than 1,000 words
  • Request their referees to submit their report to the Registrar under confidential cover not later than the closing date of this advertisement

All Applications should be submitted in sealed envelopes marked at the top left corner, “Application for the post of Vice-Chancellor” to: 
The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
University of Abuja, Abuja,
P.M.B 117,


Application Deadline 8th April, 2019.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interaction with the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board.

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