Vice-Chancellor at Renaissance University

Renaissance University was licensed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2005 to operate as a private university. It commenced academic activities in 2007 on its permanent site located at Ugbawka, Enugu State.

Renaissance University aspires to be the leading and the best University in Nigeria in the nearest future, and has the goal of developing into a world-class institution of learning. The University offers unique challenges to its Chief Executive, who is expected to drive the vision of the institution.

Applications are invited from qualified Nigerians and global academic community candidates to fill the distinguished position below:

Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Location: Enugu

Job Description

  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive, Academic of the university.
  • He is the Chairman of Senate and other statutory bodies
  • He serves as the link between the Governing Council and the University Community and has the over all responsibility for the achievement of the goals and objectives of the University

The Candidates
The candidate for the post of Vice Chancellor must have a good University education up to a Ph.D Degree and also be a proven successful manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:

  • Be a highly distinguished academic of the rank of a Professor who can provide academic and administrative leadership in a young University
  • Have good grasp of information and communication technology skills and appreciate its significance in the contemporary knowledge industry;
  • Be able to attract research grants and complimentary funds from local and international agencies and further uplift the academic status of the University;
  • He/She should normally have been an Academic in a University for at least fifteen years, not less than ten of which must be as Professor;
  • Have initiative for sustaining the accelerated pace of development of the University even under financial and other challenging constraints;
  • Be a scholar who is firmly rooted in the finest academic tradition,
  • Have a clear vision for the development and growth of the University
  • Be able to command the respect of national and international academic communities through his/her track record.
  • Possess the ability to sustain harmony in the University Community and between the University and the host community;
  • Be able to relate efficiently with Government, Non-governmental Organizations, the alumni, and foster linkages with institutions within and outside Nigeria;
  • Be a person of probity and integrity;
  • Be someone who appreciates, respects and promotes merit without fear or favour even while under pressure; and
  • Enjoy certified sound physical and mental health.
  • He / She should not be more than 65 years of age at the time of appointment.

Terms and Conditions of Service

  • 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 shall be as obtainable in the private Universities.

Deadline: 20th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit 30 copies of the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated to be in the following format:

  • Full Names.
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • State of Origin
  • Religion
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Permanent Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Institutions attended with Dates
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Teaching, Research, Administrative and Managerial Experiences
  • Academic Awards and Distinctions
  • Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies
  • Date of Delivery of Inaugural / University Lecture and Title
  • Major Scholarly Publications or Breakthrough
  • Names and Addresses of Three Referees.

Each Referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward direct to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate in a properly sealed envelope marked “Post of Vice Chancellor: Referee’s Report” at the top left hand corner of the envelope.

Each application must be accompanied by 30 copies of statement of the candidate’s plan for the actualization of the University’s vision and mission.

The sealed envelope containing the application or nomination materials should be marked “Application / Post of Vice-Chancellor” at the top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the:
Registrar and Secretary to Council,
Renaissance University,
P.M.B 01183, Ugbawka,
Enugu State.

The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS Word format to: the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Vice- Chancellor”.

Important Information / Notice

  • Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.