Vice Chancellor at Kwara State University


  • The Governing Council of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, announces to the academic community that the post of Vice Chancellor of the University is vacant. In line with the provisions of the Kwara State University Law 2008, section 3 (3), the Council invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with experience in university administration for the post of Vice-Chancellor.

About the Position

  • The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chief Executive and the Academic Officer of the University superintending over the daily affairs of the University.
  • He/She shall be the Chairman of Senate, Congregation, and shall be responsible to the Council for the day-to-day management of the human, material and financial resources of the University.

The ideal candidate for the post of the Vice Chancellor, KWASU, must:

  • Be a Professor of not less than 5 years and with appreciable relevant university work experience;
  • Be a distinguished academic, top-notch researcher of national and international repute with a proven track record of scholarship in terms of significant publication output in recognized peer-reviewed journals;
  • Not be more than 64 years of age at the time of application;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and training for a twenty-first-century university administration;
  • Be capable of driving technological innovation in teaching, learning, and research;
  • Demonstrate the ability to attract funds to the University and strengthen linkages with other institutions, nationally and internationally;
  • Be an astute and prudent manager of resources;
  • Have a good understanding of the vision and mission of the University in its pursuit of academic excellence recognized globally;
  • Be a person of strong character, courage and capable of inspiring staff and students in the advancement of knowledge and learning;
  • Be fair and just without discrimination along the line of religion, ethnicity, gender or political leaning.
  • Be of sound health and pleasant disposition.
  • Be of high integrity, strong moral character, and must not have been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction or indicted by an administrative panel.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and team-building skills and the ability to attract and retain highly skilled and talented staff.
  • Be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • Be a person of entrepreneurial and innovative predisposition, with a proven track record relevant to the vision and mission of a world-class university.
  • Demonstrate evidence of current and continuing advancement of knowledge and practice.

Condition of Service

  • The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years only, while salary and allowances shall be as obtainable in other public universities in Nigeria, or as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward (30) copies each of their Applications, Credentials, Curriculum Vitae, and other essential supporting documents. The Curriculum Vitae must include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home address
  • Current Contact Address, email Address, and Telephone Number
  • Marital status
  • Number of children with their ages
  • Institutions attended with dates
  • Academic qualifications with dates
  • Professional qualifications with dates
  • Institutions and names of Ph.D. students/Fellows supervised and dates graduated
  • Honours, Distinctions, and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies
  • Scholarly publications, discoveries, or intentions with links to Google scholar
  • Work experience in the University system giving names of the institutions and dates
  • Details of administrative, fund attraction, and managerial experience in the University system
  • Specific services to Local, National, and International communities (with dates, institutions/establishments, and status)
  • Present employment, status, and salary
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Submit names and addresses of three (3) referees

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,
Kwara State University, Malete,
P.M.B. 1530*
Ilorin, Kwara State.

A soft copy of the Application and supporting documents are to be sent to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Application Documents
Candidates must:

  • Attach thirty (30) copies of the statement of their mission and vision for the University and a visible plan for the development of the University in the next five (5) years in not more than 1000 words.
  • Request their referees to submit their reports to the Registrar under confidential cover not later than the closing date of this advertisement.
  • Provide a Medical Certificate of Fitness from a reputable tertiary health institution in Nigeria.

Note:¬Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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