Vice-Chancellor Position Vacancy at Benue State University

Benue State University, Makurdi, BSUM hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates to fill the position of Vice-Chancellor.

BSUM  Vice Chancellor Post Vacancy

Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, presently has over 30,000 students, well over of 2,135 Staff made up of 769 Academic staff, 506 non-teaching senior staff, and 860 junior staff respectively. As a growing University in Nigeria, Benue State University wishes to maintain and consolidate its reputation for world class scholarship, education and research as well as for playing a central role in the development of humanity, Nigeria, Benue State and the local community. The University is currently actively engaged in major academic, social and infrastructural developments, directed at firmly establishing its place in the comity of universities globally. It has internet services and can be reached on or the email addresses,

Job Definition

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, ex-officio Chairman of the Senate, Chairman of Congregation and in the absence of the Chancellor, presides at Convocation of the University. He/she is an ex-officio member of the Governing Council. The Vice-Chancellor shall, among other duties:

1.Promote research, teaching and high standard of academic excellence;
2.Regulate the admission of students, subject to the guidelines and procedure approved by Senate;
3.Be responsible to Council for the maintenance of peace, law and order on the campus;
4.Be competent at all times to advise the Council on all matters affecting the University;
5.Be responsible for the maintenance of discipline.

Qualities and Qualifications

The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess the following qualifications and qualities:

1.Good University education
2.Distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor
3.Proven exemplary leadership qualities that will command the respect of staff and students alike;
4.Proven prudence in the management of human and material resources;
5.Outstanding moral character, probity and integrity;
6.Good public relations to build the necessary bridges of understanding between members of the University community on the one hand and the immediate and wider communities on the other;
7.Outstanding emotional, physical and mental stability;
8.Drive and clear vision for the development of the University.

Method of Application

Vision Statement
In not more than four pages, each candidate is required to present his/her Vision Statement for the University.

Each applicant should submit 30 copies of his/her application accompanied by 30 copies of his/her curriculum vitae both signed and dated.

Note:   Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each of the referees should be contacted by the applicant to forward direct to the Registrar, under confidential cover, the reference report properly sealed and marked at the top right-hand corner of the envelope “Referee’s Report for the post of Vice-Chancellor”.

Tenure of Office

The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five years.

Conditions of Service

Conditions of Service are as applicable in Federal/State owned Universities save as the Governing Council of the University may modify from time to time.

All applications should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
The Registrar & Secretary to Council
Benue State University
P.M.B. 102119

The sealed envelopes containing the applications should be marked “Vice-Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner and must reach the Registrar within six weeks from the date of this publication.

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