University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vacancies for the Posts of Vice-Chancellor, Bursar

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is recruiting for principal officers in the institution.

The management of the institution is inviting applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the post of BURSAR of the University of Lagos.

University of Lagos

The University of Lagos was established in 1962 by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to encourage the advancement of learning.

It is located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos with the main campus in Akoka and its other campuses are at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) Idi-Araba, and Yaba.

The University caters to both full-time and part-time students with an overall student population of over sixty thousand (regular and part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). It has a staff strength of over five thousand.

UNILAG Recruitment

BURSAR

The Bursar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the University.

He/She must demonstrate innovative abilities and drive in improving the financial status of the University.

He/she must have sound knowledge and experience in banking, investment, and budgetary procedures.

He/She is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration, control of the financial affairs of the University, and generation of resources for the implementation and sustenance of the University’s strategic goals as contained in the 25-Year Strategic Plan.

For the post, the University seeks candidates with vision, managerial ability, integrity, and transparency in private and public life. The right candidate should have the ability to develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging needs of the University.

He/She should be able to command respect and engender the cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University. Furthermore, the candidate must be in good health, be ICT compliant, and must not be older than sixty (60) years on Wednesday, November 02, 2022.

The successful candidate should be able to sustain and improve on the University Bursary’s established linkages.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidate must possess a good honours degree in Accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution plus an NYSC Discharge Certificate or Evidence of Exemption. Possession of a relevant higher degree will be an added advantage.

In addition, the candidate must be a duly registered Fellow of recognized professional Accounting bodies, e.g. ICAN, ANAN, ACCA, or any other recognized and acceptable professional accounting qualification.

The candidates should have at least ten (10) years of post-professional qualification(s). In addition, the candidates must have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in a senior management position preferably in a University or comparable institution.

TENURE
The successful candidates shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment which can be extended for another term of one (1) year only subject to satisfactory performance as may be determined by appropriate University Statutes and the Governing Council of the University of Lagos.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The remuneration and the conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Bursar of all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the University’s Governing Council as appropriate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidate should forward their application with twenty (20) copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with the vision for the position providing information on the following:
i. Full Name
ii. Place and Date of Birth
iii. Nationality
iv. Marital Status
v. Number and Ages of Children
vi. Name, Mobile telephone number, and E-mail of the Next of Kin
vii. Permanent Home Address
viii. E-mail and Phone Numbers
ix. Degrees (including Dates/Class and Institutions) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions (Photocopies of certificates to be attached)
x. Statement of Experience including full details of former and present posts
xi. Other activities outside current employment
xii. Proposed date of availability for duties; if appointed.

a. Vision
The candidate should also state in clear terms of not more than 500 words, his/her vision for the University in the next five years with particular reference to administration, growth, and control of the financial affairs of the University.

b. References
In addition to stating the names and addresses of three referees, Applicants should request their referees to forward the references on their behalf directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, 5th Floor, Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Applicants are expected to log on to www.recruitment.unilag.edu.ng and complete the online application and print it out. Candidates should also upload their credentials on the University portal.

The printed online application form along with the hard copies of the application are to be submitted under confidential cover in an envelope marked “POST OF BURSAR, UNILAG” addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
5th Floor, Senate HOUSE,
University of Lagos,
Lagos, Nigeria.

Vice-Chancellor

Pursuant to the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 as amended in 2003 and 2012 respectively, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos hereby notifies the academic community and general public both within and outside Nigeria that the Council has commenced the process of appointing a Vice-Chancellor.

Applications are, hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the position.

The Vice-Chancellor is a Principal Officer responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University and reports directly to the University’s Council. The Vice-Chancellor must pursue the realization of the University’s Vision and Mission.

For the post, the University seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity, and transparency in private and public life.

The right candidate should also have the ability to develop linkages with external communities to meet the emerging needs of the University. He/She should be able to command respect and engender the cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University and its alumni.

SCHEDULE OF DUTIES
The Vice-Chancellor shall:

  • Be generally responsible to the Council in maintaining the efficiency and good order of the University and for ensuring the proper enforcement of its statute, and regulations
  • Have the competence to advise the Council on any matter affecting the administration, finance, and policy of the University
  • At the management level, provide leadership in the relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of University life, including teaching, research, and community service
  • Be responsible for discipline in the University
  • Regulate the admission of students, subject to guidelines and procedures approved by the Senate and to any law or policy at the time that is applicable to the University
  • Undertake any other duties that will promote the growth and development of the University in a conducive atmosphere.

ELIGIBILITY
An eligible candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos must be:

  • An exemplary scholar with a good quantum of publications in highly rated journals
  • A person with the demonstrable capacity for original thinking and creativity
  • A Professor for at least 10 years, and not more than 65 years old on November 11, 2022;
  • A person with astute managerial ability who can maintain the peace and academic stability for which the University is reputed;
  • A scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and considerable experience at top levels of University Administration;
  • A person with a track record of teaching; research and community service;
  • A person with entrepreneurial and innovative abilities with the capacity to create wealth for the sustainability of the University of our future in line with the vision and mission;
  • A person endowed with strong character and the ability to give courageous and effective leadership;
  • A person with a clear vision for the development of the University in the realization of its mission to refocus research and innovation, infrastructural development, and human resource allocation as expressed in the University Strategic Plan;
  • Able to foster regional and international partnerships including securing opportunities with the local and international business community for the achievement of the University’s strategic goal;
  • A person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning while reaching out to all persons without discrimination in any form;
  • A person of sound mental and physical health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity, and strong moral character capable of inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students.

TENURE
The successful candidate shall hold office as Vice-Chancellor for a single term of five (5) years only from November 12, 2022 (date of resumption) on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Federal Universities and may be determined from time to time by the Government/Governing Council as appropriate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates should apply by submitting twenty (20) copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) providing information as detailed hereunder:

  • Full Name
  • Place and Date of Birth:
  • Nationality
  • Address; (a) Postal (b) E-mail (c) Mobile Telephone number(s)
  • Marital Status, number, and ages of children
  • Name, Mobile Telephone number, and E-mail of the Next of Kin
  • Academic qualifications (degrees with classes-copies of certificates to be enclosed):
  • Teaching, Research, Administrative and Managerial experience:
  • Academic distinctions:
  • Membership in academic and professional bodies
  • Scholarly publications (well referenced);
  • Names and addresses of three (3) Referees who should be able to attest to the candidate’s academic and managerial abilities as well as his/her moral character and uprightness.

a. Vision Statement
The candidate should also state in clear terms of not more than 1000 words, his/her vision for the University in the next five years.

b. References
The References should be submitted separately to the Registrar and Secretary to Council with the post being applied for as indicated on the right-hand side of the envelope.

c. Additional Information
In the case of candidates nominated by the Search Team, the Curriculum Vitae complying with the same detail as set out above must be accomplished by a letter of consent duly signed by the candidate.

All candidates must formally apply for the post irrespective of the process by which their interest was obtained.

Applicants are expected to log on to www.recruitment.unilag.edu.ng and complete the online application and print it out. Candidates should also upload their credentials on the University portal.

The printed online application form along with the hard copies of the application should be submitted under confidential cover in an envelope marked “POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNILAG” addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
5th Floor, Senate HOUSE,
University of Lagos,
Lagos, Nigeria.

All applications are to be submitted no later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

INTERACTION
Short-listed candidates will be required to make themselves available for interaction with the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board.

SIGNED
Oladejo Azeez,Esq.
Registrar and Secretary to Council

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