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Dean – Faculty of Engineering and Registrar vacancy at Benson Idahosa University

One of Nigeria’s top universities, Ben Idahosa University, Benin. Is currently seeking into Academic and Non-Academic position in the university. Applicaions are ongoing, interested as well as qualified applicants are advised to read the guidelines below:

About The University
Benson Idahosa University is one of the Private Universities in Nigeria licensed by the Federal Government in February 2002. The vision of the University flows from the divine mandate of raising academics, professionals and entrepreneurs committed to changing Nigeria for the better. Applications from suitably qualified candidates with track record of achievement are invited for the following Teaching and Non-Teaching Positions.

1. Dean- Faculty of Engineering:
Job Description

The Benson Idahosa University intends to establish a Faculty of Engineering and admit its first students in the 2015/2016 academic session. In view of this, the University intends to employ a Professor of Engineering as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering to drive the process of establishment.
Requirements:

    • Engineering Professor in Agricultural, Civil Electrical/Electronics/Computer or Mechanical Engineering or any of their variants.
    • Must have held senior administrative position in universities as Dean or Head of Department.
    • High academic visibility at both national and international levels.
    • Ability to attract research funds and forge collaborations with other institutions/organisations.
    • Spiritual Leadership:
    • Be a person with strong spiritual (Christian) testimony.
    • Must be monogamous with a stable home.
    • Be of high integrity, honest, forthright and upright.

Conditions of Service:
Similar to conditions of service in Nigerian Universities. However a special incentive is attached to this position for enhanced performance to achieve the purpose of the appointment.

2. Job Title – Registrar
Job Description

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the day-to-day general administrative working of the University. The Registrar is also Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation, and Convocation.
Qualifications:

    • A good honours degree from a recognized University. The possession of relevant higher degree or post-graduate professional qualification in appropriate fields would be an advantage.
    • Professional leadership experience in administration, of not lower than the rank of Deputy Registrar, in a university setting or similar institution.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of modern electronic student and staff record storage, retrieval and delivery systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams in a complex environment that involves technology, personnel and end-users.
    • Knowledge of the policies and workings of University regulatory bodies i.e. National Universities Commission, (NUC) Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Spiritual Leadership:

    • Be a person with strong spiritual (Christian) testimony.
    • Must be monogamous with a stable home.
    • Be of high integrity, honest, forthright and upright.

Skills Required:

    • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and foster team work among a variety of stakeholders.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong, interpersonal skills enabling successful relationships with Students, Staff, Parents and other stakeholders.
    • Strong computer skills: possess strong knowledge of Student Information Systems.
    • Thorough understanding of university policies and academic regulations.
    • Ability to solve problems thoughtfully and effectively.
    • Maintain confidentiality in all matters where it is required.
    • Uphold a high level of precision in detail work, ensuring that staff and student records are maintained and reports are created in an accurate manner.
    • Superior organizational skills with’ the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast- paced, ever-changing environment.
    • Ability to work independently and produce results.

Conditions of Service:
The successful candidate shall hold the office of the Registrar for a period f five years subject to satisfactory annual performance. Remuneration and other terms and conditions are very attractive.
Method of Application:
1.) Interested candidates for the two positions who meet the conditions stated above should submit a copy of their application and comprehensive current curriculum vitae duly signed and dated, by email.
2.) The Curriculum Vitae must include:

    The candidate’s name in full
    Place and date of birth
    State of origin
    Home address
    Contact address (including e-mail and telephone number)
    Marital status
    Number and ages of children (if any)
    Nationality
    Institutions attended with dates
    Academic qualifications
    Administrative experience with dates/membership of
    professional bodies
    Present employment, indicating present status and salary
    Names and addresses of three referees.

3.) The application for the position of Registrar must also include a statement of the candidate’s vision for the University in the next five years, in not more than 600 words
4.) Candidates must request their referees to forward references on them in a sealed envelope marked ‘Referee Report” with the name of the candidate underneath, directly to the Registrar by Courier Service. Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to higher academic and managerial capabilities as well as the candidate’s moral uprightness.
5.) In addition, candidates should submit by Courier Service under Confidential Cover, 10 hard copies of their applications and curriculum vitae in an envelope marked “Post of Registrar” and “Post of Dean”, Faculty of Engineering Benson Idahosa University” respectively, to reach the Office of the Registrar, Benson Idahosa University, P.M.B. 1100, Benin City, Nigeria, on or before November 11, 2014.
Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
Note: Benson Idahosa University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications with copies of the Curriculum Vitae should be addressed and forwarded to:
The Registrar,
Benson Idahosa University,
PMB 1100, Ugiokhuen Road,
Off Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City.


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