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06 May 2016

Vice Chancellor Employment Opportunity - Gulu University

Job Title:     Vice Chancellor
Organisation: Gulu University
Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: University Council

About US:
Gulu University is a Public University established by Statutory Instrument No. 16 of 2003. The University was set to serve as a launch pad for equitable development in Uganda providing knowledge and skills and stimulating innovations in education, technology, economic advancement and social development. The University is located in Gulu Municipality with branches in Lira, Kitgum and Hoima districts.

Job Summary: The Vice Chancellor will be responsible for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of Gulu University. In the absence of the Chancellor, preside at ceremonial assemblies of the University and confer degrees and other academic titles and distinction s of the University

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide academic, administrative and financial leadership to the University and as such shall be responsible to the University Council for maintaining and promoting academic excellence, efficiency in financial management and good order in the University;
  • The incumbent will also chair University Senate which is an organ responsible for the organization, control and direction of the academic matters of the University
  • Keenly monitor performance of senior managers of the University to ensure that the vision and mission of the University are fulfilled
  • Ensure that the strategic plan of the University is implemented accordingly
  • Ensure that mechanism for academic staff attraction, development and retention are put in place for the purpose of ensuring steely academic development of the University.
  • Provide leadership in mobilizing resources necessary for the implementation of the University policies, plans and programmes.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of available resources, transparency and accountability.
  • Take lead in advocacy for the University and its strategic interests through active engagement with Government, the community, internal and external stakeholders;
  • Actively promote the image and reputation of the University nationally, regionally and globally
  • Promote corporation between Gulu University and other universities as well with other organizations nationally and globally.
  • Represent the University in relevant fora in order to promote an understanding of the University’s mission and strategic interests
  • Report to the University Council and Chancellor on all matters pertaining to the University
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the University Council

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree from a recognised university
  • The applicant should be at least at the rank of Associate Professor in a reputable university with proven track record of academic management including supervision of graduate students
  • A minimum of ten years of teaching experience at the rank of senior lecturer and above in reputable university with excellent track record of research and publications
  • At least eight years of administrative working experience at senior position in recognised university with demonstrable leadership skills
  • High integrity and excellent public relations
  • High level experience in networking, resource mobilisation and preparation of grant winning proposals
  • Proven experience in national, regional and/or international policy development in higher education;
  • Broad working knowledge and understanding of the structural, legislative, and regulatory framework for management of higher education in Uganda;
  • Good knowledge of public financial management and strategic planning
  • Age: Below 60 years

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit seven copies of the application consisting of the following:
  • Letter expressing interest in the job
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae signed and dated by the applicant
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • Copies of letters of relevant appointments
  • Certified copy of applicant’s birth certificate or relevant pages of Passport or National Identity Card
  • Names and addresses of three (3) referees who should be advised to send their reference letters under confidential cover to the following address;

Sealed envelopes marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF VICE CHANCELLOR” on the top right comer should be addressed and submitted to:

The Secretary,
Search Committee for Vice Chancellor
Gulu University Main Campus, Laroo Division, Gulu Municipality
P.O. Box 166, Gulu, Uganda

Deadline: 20th May 2016 by 5:00 pm

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