Friday, August 28, 2020

Advertisement For The Post Of Vice-Chancellor Of Alex Ekwueme Federal University

The Governing Council of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State has declared a vacancy for the position of the Vice-Chancellor of the University with effect from 11th February, 2021. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No.11 of 1993 as (Amended), the Governing Council hereby invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the post.


The Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State was among the nine new Universities established by the Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration in February, 2011. It is situated in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State which is about 25 kilometres from Abakaliki, the State Capital.

The University is deeply committed towards realizing its dream for a world class status where research and innovations are the order of the day. Her philosophy is strictly guided by the desire to raise problem solvers for the nation through the production of highly skilled and motivated graduates. This informed her decision to recruit carefully selected and competent lecturers with commendable pedigree and international flavor for academic disciplines to ensure that the students are given the best attention and proper guidance throughout their stay in AE-FUNAI.


The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Head of the University. He/she is the Chairman of the Senate, Congregation and member of the Governing Council. The Vice-Chancellor shall among other duties:

(a) Promote research, teaching, and a high standard of academic excellence.

(b) Be responsible to Council for the day-to-day running of the affairs of the University as well as the maintenance of peace, law and order in the University.

(c) Be competent at all times to advice Council on all matters affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University.

(d) Regulate the admission of students, subject to the guidelines and procedure approved by the Senate and other Statutory bodies.

(e) Be responsible for staff and students discipline and welfare in the University.

Applicants for the position of Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) must be distinguished scholars with outstanding academic and administrative records. He/she must be a proven manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the candidate should be a professor of not less than seven (7) years standing, by February 11, 2021 when the office will be vacant, with ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University. Furthermore, the candidate should:

i. have held academic and administrative positions that are requisite to that of a vice-chancellor of a leading university.

ii. have a good understanding of the vision and mission of the University.

iii. be of a strong academic standing as evidenced by the publications of books and research in high impact journals.

iv. be able to attract research grants and complimentary funds from local and international agencies, and further uplift the academic status of the University.

v. possess personal integrity in the management of funds and be able to deploy financial resources as appropriate within the context of the University’s strategic plan.

vi. demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and possess the ability to build bridges between staff, students and members of the University Community and its stakeholders.

vii. have demonstrable abilities to establish and maintain partnerships with local, international, government and non-governmental agencies and organizations.

viii. be an individual who, judging from his/her track records, is likely to command the respect as well as the loyalty of members of staff and the University Community.

ix. be able to demonstrate the ability to attract, motivate and retain highly skilled and talented staff (teaching and non-teaching).

x. be able to exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract extra statutory funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the University.

xi. have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

xii. should be in a position to ensure the enforcement of the University’s laws and regulations.

xiii. be information and technology proficient and be committed to its use as a management tool and its development in the University programmes and services.

xiv. be of excellent physical and mental health.

xv. must not be more than 64 years of age by 11th February 2021, when the position is scheduled to be occupied.


The Vice-Chancellor shall hold the office for a single term of five (5) years.


The remuneration of and conditions of service for the post of Vice-Chancellor are as applicable in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as determined by the Government of the Federation.


Interested candidates are required to submit Fifteen (15) copies of their application and curriculum vitae in an envelope addressed to the Registrar, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI) not later than six weeks from the date of the advertisement. The post applied for should be clearly written at the top right hand corner of the envelope. 

A separate submission of not more than one page of candidate’s vision statement for the University during his/her tenure if appointed, should be attached to the candidate’s application. Furthermore, the application should include photocopies of the candidate’s academic and professional qualifications, birth certificate or declaration of age, list of publications, verifiable evidence of work experience and curriculum vitae that should include the following:

i. Full name (surname, first name, middle name)

ii. Post applied for

iii. Place, State and date of Birth

iv. Nationality

v. State of Origin

vi. Permanent Home Address

vii. Correspondence address (if different from permanent address)

viii. Mobile phone number

ix. Email Address

x. Marital Status

xi. Number and Ages of Children (if any)

xii. Educational Institutions attended with dates

xiii. Academic Qualifications obtained with dates

xiv. Professional Qualifications obtained with dates

xv. Work experiences including full details

xvi. Community service(s) rendered (including dates and locations)

xvii. Full details of teaching and research experience

xviii. List of publications and dates where applicable

xix. Honours/Awards

xx. Extra-Curricular Activities

xxi. Name and addresses of three Referees one of whom must be from the last or current place of employment.

All referees should be asked to send their independent reports to the Registrar with full details of the applicant and the post applied for, not later than the closing date of this advertisement. It is the responsibility of the Referee to ensure that the reports get to the Registrar before the closing date of this advertisement.

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