Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Positions Deans of School

The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions listed below.

1.1 Dean, School of Nursing
1.2 Dean, School of Pharmacy
1.3 Dean, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
2.1 Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
3.1 Dean, School of Law
3.2 Dean, School of Performing Arts

The University
The vision of University of Ghana is to become a “world class research-intensive university” over the next decade. The mission of University of Ghana, as defined in its corporate strategic plan, is to create an enabling environment that makes the University increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research, as well as high quality teaching and learning.
Founded in 1948, University of Ghana is the oldest and largest University in Ghana and is certainly one of the most distinguished universities in Africa.  University of Ghana has a student population of almost 40,000 and employees numbering approximately 6,000, made up of academic and senior administrative employees, as well as other support staff.

 

1. COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Objectives of the College: The College shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units by these specific objectives, to:

(a) Promote health through education, research and service;

(b) Provide promotive, preventive and curative services to meet the health needs of the nation and the global community through world class excellence in teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge;

(c) Produce highly qualified and competent health professionals and medical scientists;

(d) Promote development of sustainable health programmes.

POSITION (1.1):   Dean, School of Nursing 

REPORTING TO:  Provost, College of Health Sciences

The School of Nursing comprises the following Departments:
Adult Health
Community Health Nursing
Maternal & Child Health
Mental Health
Education, Research & Administration

 

POSITION (1.2):   Dean, School of Pharmacy

REPORTING TO:  Provost, College of Health Sciences

The School of Pharmacy has the following Departments:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutics and Microbiology
Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy.

 

POSITION (1.3):   Dean, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences

REPORTING TO:  Provost, College of Health Sciences

The School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences has the following Departments:
Department of Anatomy
Department of Audiology, Speech and Language
Department of Chemical Pathology
Department of Haematology
Department of Medical Biochemistry
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Department of Medical Microbiology
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy
Department of Pathology
Department of Physiotherapy
Department of Physiology
Department of Radiography

 

 

2. COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES:

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 (2.1):  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

 

3. COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
Objectives of the College:  The College of Humanities shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:
(a) Create synergy for interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law;
(b) Provide faculty and students with skills in its various fields to contribute to the development needs of the country;
(c) Establish and promote international networks of Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law
(d) Enhance the sharing of human, financial and material resources;

POSITION (3.1):   Dean, School of Performing Arts

REPORTING TO:   Provost, College of Humanities

The School of Performing Arts is made up of the following Departments:
Department of Dance Studies
Department of Theatre Arts
Department of Music

POSITION (3.2):    Dean, School of Law
REPORTING TO:   Provost, College of Humanities

The School of Law is not departmentalized

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicants 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/Institute.

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

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

(f) Be able to serve a minimum of one term in office.

DUTIES
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.

TENURE
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 registrar@ug.edu.gh (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 www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd

ii.             An up to date Curriculum Vitae and relevant supporting documents.

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: http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan

 

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 30th September, 2016.  However, applications to the Registrar will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 

REGISTRAR

 

16 August, 2016