Vice Chancellor Job in Nigeria

 The University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo, Nigeria, is the first specialized University of Medical Sciences in Nigeria with the mandate to advance high level excellence through teaching, innovative research, and service delivery in all health sciences disciplines.

The Governing Council of the University is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below

Job Title: Vice Chancellor

Location: Laje Road, Ondo

Job Description

  • The Vice Chancellor is the Academic and Administrative Head of the University and is responsible under the Governing Council and in accordance with the Statute of the University, for organizing and conducting the Academic, Financial and Administrative business of the University.
  • The Vice Chancellor as the Accounting Officer of the University is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Financial Officer of the University.
  • He/She is the Chief Disciplinary Officer and has authority over all employees and students of the University, subject to the Statute and Conditions of Service of the University.
  • The Vice Chancellor is responsible for the promotion of a world-class, high quality University education and the provision of necessary academic and administrative leadership.
  • Reporting to the University Council, he has mandate to provide institutional leadership and oversight, develop and drive the vision, mission and strategies for advancement of the University.
  • The position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences calls for a versatile, highly ethical, responsible and respected individual with unassailable personal and professional integrity, with a distinguished record of accomplishment in the University system, and with proven leadership qualities, administrative and intellectual capabilities as well as teaching and research credentials.

The candidates, who should be a seasoned academic, should possess the following minimum academic qualifications and competences:

  • Should not be more than 65 years old by March 10, 2025 when the office of Vice-Chancellor will be vacant.
  • Be a Medical Doctor, and a holder of an earned Doctorate (Ph.D) and/or Medical Fellowship Postgraduate Degrees, in addition to a first MBBS degree from a reputable University;
  • Have attained the position of a full professor for at least ten (10) years from the date of this advertisement and must have held senior administrative responsibilities in a recognized University;
  • Be a visionary and strategic leader with the skills and competencies to champion the University's Vision and Strategic Objectives;
  • Be an accomplished academic with a proven track record of quality research and publications in top global journals;
  • Have a proven track record of attracting research grants and funding support into the University System;
  • Have a demonstrated and proven record of substantial experience in international research partnerships, net working, team building, fundraising/ resource mobilization and collaborative research.

    Terms of Appointment

    • The Vice Chancellor shall hold office for one term of five (5) years.
    • The terms and conditions of appointment are very attractive and shall be determined according to the University Statute and Conditions of Service.

    Application Closing Date
    5th August, 2024.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit fifteen (15) sets of their Applications, consisting of their Application Letter, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, copy of Birth Certificate, and Curriculum Vitae, that provide full personal details including:

    • Full name
    • Place and Date of Birth
    • Qualifications
    • Experience
    • Detailed list of Publications
    • Fellowship Awards
    • Research Grants and other Funding support attracted (and their values), as well as Names and contact details of three (3) referees and any other relevant details.
    • The applicants are to include short statements of not more than 1000 words (Times-New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining their vision and strategies for the University.

    All Applications should be sent to:
    The Registrar & Secretary to Council,
    University of Medical Sciences,
    Laje Road, Ondo City,
    Ondo State.


    • All references from referees should be forwarded directly to the same address before the deadline
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.