Kwame Nkrumah University: Provost

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11 Aug, 2010

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Education Jobs in Ghana

KNUST has a rich history of its evolvement into a first class University over the years. Kwame Nkrumah, the African Personality of the century and Pioneer of African Independence is the founder of KNUST. With eyes set on our mission and vision, KNUST believes in achievement through diligent work and commitment. We continue to develop plans not only to maintain our status as Ghana’s No.1 but further on the international ladder. Kwame Nkrumah University recruits Provost

Job Description

The Position:

The Provost is the Head of the College and shall be responsible for providing leadership to the College and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good governance of the College in accordance with policies and procedures prescribed by the Act, the Statutes or as may be determined from time to time by the College Board and the Academic Board
The Provost shall be the Chairman of the College Board
He shall liaise with industry, professional institutions, associations and similar bodies and organize consultative meetings of College members and industrial experts in the various professional fields within the College
He shall liaise with other Colleges/Faculties and take responsibility for the organization of common courses
He shall coordinate the work of the Faculties and Departments within the College
He shall consult with, and be assisted by, the Deans and the Heads of Department in the execution of his duties

Terms of Appointment:
The Appointment which is full-time, shall be for Three (3) Years in the first instance and may be subject to renewal for another term of Three (3) years, altogether making a maximum of six (6) years. The candidate may opt to be a Faculty Member after serving the Six-Year Term before attaining the statutory retiring age of 60
The Successful Applicant shall be expected to assume duty by October 1st , 2010
Salary and fringe benefits attached to the post are attractive

Required Skills or Experience

The Person:


Must be of Professional status or equivalent grade in an analogous institution
Must a distinguished scholar with a capacity to motivate and direct staff
Must exhibit a high sense of industry, leadership qualities and organizational skills and must be above reproach
Must possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills and capacity to manage and control crisis situations
Must be visionary, business-oriented and able to establish rapport between industry and the University for common purpose
Must be sober with maturity and drive for sound and impartial judgement
Must be able to attracts grants and funds for Research and Development activities for the School/Faculty
Must be able to serve a full three-year Term of office before attaining the compulsory retiring age of Sixty (60)

How To Apply

Interested Candidates are requested to submit an Application Letter together with the following:

Curriculum Vitae, including Names and Addresses of Two (2) Referees and
A Two-page Statement of Candidate’s Vision for the College
Applications should be forwarded under REGISTERED COVER marked “APPLICATION FOR PROVOST , COLLEGE OF ART AND SOCIAL SCIENCES to reach the following addresses:
The Chairman
Search Committee for Provosts
C/O The Registrar
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Private Mail bag
University Post Office


The Chairman
Search Committee for Provosts
C/O The Office Manager
Universities of Ghana Overseas Office
Ghana Universities House 321
City Road
United Kingdom

A copy of this Advertisement together with the profile of the University is available at the University’s website:

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