Senior Level Administrative Position - College of Education


The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions in the College of Education listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2019.




Objectives of the College:  The College of Education shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:

(a)      Expose students to best practices in teaching and learning using the latest proven learning technologies and support the utilization of research both to inform teaching and to tackle the broader issues of education;


(b)      Provide an expanded adult, continuing and distance education programme which would extend the reach of the University to student populations in formats which the face- to- face classroom learning cannot provide;


(c)      Improve the understanding and practice of information and communication through effective teaching, learning and research;


(d)      Equip practitioners in communication and information management with state-of-the-art skills and competencies to effectively serve the public; and,


(e)      Provide tertiary education of the highest quality to advance Africa’s social, cultural and economic development achievable through the production of graduates, conduct of research and extension services for Africa and the wider international community.


POSITION (1):              Dean, School of Education and Leadership

REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Education


The School of Education and Leadership is made up of the following Departments:

Department of Teacher Education

Department of Education and Leadership

Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies



POSITION (2):             Dean, School of Continuing and Distance Education

REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Education


The School of Continuing and Distance Education is made up of the following Units:

Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies

Department of Distance Education

University of Ghana Learning Centers





The successful candidate 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;


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


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



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.




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 (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


ii.         An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.


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:


Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.



Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 25th February, 2019.



14th January 2019