Education and Training

Job Recruitment at the Federal University, Gashua

The Federal University, Gashua is one of the 12 new Universities established 6 years ago, by the Federal Government to bridge the gap of University education in all States of the Federation, which hitherto had no Federal Universities. The University, which took off in 2014 started off with a remedial studies programmes and later with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Agriculture which had 21 programmes in all. The Centre for Irrigation and Desertification Studies (CIDS) also commenced operation from inception.

The Vision of the University is, “to be a leading Centre of Excellence distinguished by its innovative and competitive approach to teaching, learning, research and service to humanity”, therefore, it intends to he ranked among the best Universities world-wide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Registrar

Location: Gashua, Yobe


  • In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Universities Act (No. 11) of 1993 as amended by the Universities Miscellaneous Provisions (amended Act of 2012), the University Council of Federal University, Gashua is inviting interested candidates with requisite qualifications and experience to apply for the post of Registrar of the University which is vacant.

The Office

  • The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day general administrative work of the University
  • He shall be the Secretary of the Governing Council, the Senate, Convocation and Congregation of the University
  • With such diverse scope of responsibilities, the Registrar is critical to the overall management of the University
  • The successful candidate will be required among other things, to train and give professional leadership to all administrative staff so as to ensure efficient and effective administrative performance.

A candidate for the post must:

  • Possess at least a Second-Class Lower Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University;
  • Be proficient in IT and be current in deploying it at the level required for efficient job performance;
  • Be a member of relevant professional bodies e.g. NIM, IPMN, ANUPA, CIA;
  • Possession of higher Degree in relevant subject will be an added advantage.


  • Candidate must have at least fifteen (15) years post-qualification experience in University administration or twenty (20) years in other institutions of higher learning;
  • The applicant must be a Deputy Registrar in a recognized University for at least five (5) years.


  • Candidate must not be older than sixty (60) years at the date of assumption of duty on appointment
  • He should also be of sound health.


  • The applicant should be an excellent manager of human resources and a team player
  • He / she must be of sound judgment, pleasant disposition and proven integrity
  • The position requires a person with good leadership qualities and public relations.

Tenure and Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a single term of five (5) years only
  • Salary and other conditions of service including privileges and entitlements shall be as approved for Registrars of Federal Universities by the Federal Government of Nigeria and as may be modified from time to time by competent authorities.

Job Title: University Librarian

Location: Gashua, Yobe


  • In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Universities Act (No. 11) of 1993 as amended by the Universities Miscellaneous Provisions (amended Act of 2012), The University Council of Federal University, Gashua is inviting interested candidates with requisite qualifications and experience to apply for the post of the University Librarian which is vacant.

The Position

  • The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and for providing library services for entire University community.

The Person

  • The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and is the head of the University’s Library
  • Candidate for the post should be visionary and have the ability to provide good leadership;
  • Must possess proven integrity and demonstrate transparency in private and public life;
  • Must be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff of the University.

Candidates for this post should:

  • Possess a Ph.D in Library and Information Science from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years working experience, ten (10) of which must be in a University system or twenty (20) years in other institutions of higher learning;
  • Be a professionally qualified and practicing Librarian;
  • Have a strong evidence of contributions to library and information field through research and publications in research journals
  • Dissemination of knowledge through academic and professional activities
  • Have contributed to knowledge through research and publications in reputable journals, as well as possess proven records of sound administrative leadership;
  • Be registered member of the Library Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN);
  • Be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications.

Salary and Condition of Service

  • Salary and conditions of service of the University Librarian shall be as obtainable in Federal Universities in Nigeria
  • Each application must be accompanied by not more than 500 words of vision statement of the candidate for the University in the twenty first century.


Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Location: Gashua, Yobe


  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of the University and Chairman of the Senate and Congregation and Member of the University Governing Council.
  • He shall exercise general supervision over the University and shall have general responsibility to Council for maintaining peace, law and order and promoting efficiency in the University.
  • It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that the provisions of the Law and Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed.
  • He shall also exercise such powers as may be necessary or expedient for this purpose.

The Candidate

  • The Candidate for the post of the Vice-Chancellor must possess a good University education from a recognized University and should be of impeccable character, a good manager of human and material resources.

Specifically, the Candidate shall be expected to:

  • Should have had a continuous unbroken twenty (20) years of teaching and research in the university system;
  • Be a highly distinguished Scholar of the rank of Professor of not less than Seven (7) years experience on that rank and demonstrate the ability to provide academic and administrative leadership with a clear vision for the development of the young and budding institution for the realisation of its mission;
  • Be proficient in IT and be current in deploying it at the level required for efficient job performance;
  • He / she should have had a wide administrative experience and be capable of giving dynamic leadership with a thorough working knowledge of Nigeria’s educational system;
  • Be a person who will strengthen the bridges between staff, students and other members of the University community;
  • Be one with high scholastic and academic credentials who must have outstanding accomplishment in academic and demonstrate continuous scholarship after his / her promotion to the rank of Professor in terms of continuous production of academic papers, student supervision (especially Masters and PhD), exchanges and collaborations both local, national and international;
  • He / she must also have a subsisting teaching or research position in a University
  • Have both national and international reputation as a scholar, particularly in Universities both in Nigeria and abroad in such areas as sabbatical, supervision and examination of postgraduate students and international consultancy;
  • Be a person who is not likely to foster personal, racial, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interest;
  • Be a person who commands respect at national and international academic circles with academic track record, eg. publications;
  • Exhibit a demonstrable entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract the much-needed funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the University;
  • Be free from any form of financial embarrassment;
  • Be of good physical and mental health;
  • Have a wide and deep experience in all facets of university administration with emphasis on academic programmes;
  • Be not more than sixty-five (65) years of age on the 10th February, 2021;
  • Be morally sound and proven integrity
  • Be someone who appreciates and acts on merit and who will resist undue pressure;
  • He / She should submit a short statement of his/her vision for the University, not exceeding 1,000 words.

Terms and Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post

  • The Vice Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice Chancellor in all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Government / Governing Council as appropriate.

Deadline: 28th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward one (1) soft and twenty five (25) copies of their typed Applications, attached with photocopies of certificates claimed and Curriculum Vitae and names of 3 (three) referees. The Curriculum Vitae should contain such personal details as follows:

  • Full name (surname first in Capital Letters)
  • Place and Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Number and Ages of children
  • E-mail and GSM number
  • Postal address
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Nationality
  • State of origin & Local Govt. Area
  • Schools attended & qualifications obtained with dates
  • List of Publications
  • Honours / Distinctions
  • Positions held with dates
  • Membership of professional body
  • Names and addresses of 3 (three) referees.

Applications should be marked “Confidential: for the Attention of the Registrar” at the left hand corner of the envelope, and sent to:
The Registrar,
Federal University, Gashua,
Yobe State.


  • Late applications will not be entertained and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful applicants will be required to be resident in Gashua, Yobe State.

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