Senior Level Administrative Positions - College of Basic and Applied Sciences


The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2019.



Objectives of the College:  The College of Basic and Applied Sciences shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:

(a)   Develop world-class scientists to meet national and global developmental needs through quality teaching, learning, research, innovation and extension;

(b)   Enhance staff capacity through systematic staff development programmes;

(c)   Enhance research capabilities of staff for increased output in teaching and publications;

(d)   Develop effective processes for public engagement; and,

(e)   Create a congenial environment for teaching research and student learning experiences.




POSITION (1):             Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences


The School of Veterinary Medicine is not departmentalized.




POSITION (2):             Dean, School of Biological Sciences

REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is made up of the following Departments:

         Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science

Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Department of Plant and Environmental Biology

Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences

Department of Nutrition and Food Science



POSITION (3):             Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences


The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is made up of the following Departments:

         Department of Chemistry

         Department of Computer Science

         Department of Earth Science

         Department of Mathematics

         Department of Physics

         Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science





The successful candidate must:

(a)      Be of professorial status from an academic/research institution or a person from industry eligible for that position;


(b)      Be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines;


(c)      Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the School;


(d)      Demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development; and,


(e)      Have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the School.



A Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the School and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed by the University Act and Statutes, or as may be determined by the Council, the Academic Board and the School Management Committee.

The Dean is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the School are duly carried out by members of the School.


The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the School in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.




A Dean shall hold office for three years on terms and conditions recommended by the Appointments Board and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.


Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

i.           Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at


ii.         An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.


iii.       A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.  The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at:


Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.



Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 25th February, 2019.



14th January, 2019.