University of Ghana Vacancy for Provost (College of Basic and Applied Sciences)

The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2021.

POSITION:             Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
REPORTING TO:     Vice-Chancellor

OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES:
The College of Basic and Applied Sciences shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:
(a)    Develop world-class scientists to meet national and global developmental needs through quality teaching, learning, research, innovation and extension.
(b)    Enhance staff capacity through systematic staff development programmes
(c)    Enhance research capabilities of staff for increased output in teaching and publications
(d)    Develop effective processes for public engagement and
(e)    Create a congenial environment for teaching research and student learning experiences

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences comprises the following academic units:
(a)    School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
(b)    School of Biological Sciences
(c)    School of Agriculture
(d)    School of Engineering Sciences
(e)    School of Veterinary Medicine
(f)    Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies
(g)   Institute of Applied Science and Technology
(h)   West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
(i)    Biotechnology Centre
(j)    West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
(k)   Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies

QUALIFICATIONS
The Provost of a College is the academic and administrative head of the College and is required to provide administrative and academic direction and leadership, as determined by the Council and Academic Board of the University.
The Provost must:
(a)    Be a Professor or a person qualified to be appointed as Professor.
(b)    Demonstrate capacity to manage the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
(b)    Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to coordinate the various units of the College;
(c)    Demonstrate capacity to attract funds for the College;
(d)    Be able to implement the policy decisions affecting the College; and,
(e)    Be able to serve for at least one term in office.

DUTIES
The Provost shall be responsible for:
(a)    The management of the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
(b     Coordinating the various units of the College;
(c)    Raising funds for the College; and,
(d)    Implementing the policy decisions affecting the College.

TENURE
The Provost shall hold office for a period of three years 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 LG25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hard copy); or registrar@ug.edu.gh (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 www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;
ii.   An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates; and,
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: http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan.
Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 23rd November, 2020.

REGISTRAR

Excerpts from Amendment to the University of Ghana Statutes-College of Basic and Applied Sciences

5.0    The Provost
5.1    The University Council shall, on the recommendation of the Appointments Board, appoint the Provost who shall be answerable to the Vice-Chancellor and who shall be the academic and administrative head of the College. He must be a Professor, or a person qualified to be appointed as Professor.
5.2    The Provost shall be responsible for:
(a)     The management of the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
(b)     Coordinating the various units of the College;
(c)     Raising funds for the College; and,
(d)     Implementing the policy decisions affecting the College.
        
5.3    The Provost shall hold office for a period of three years and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.
5.4    Where he deems it necessary, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint a Deputy Provost who shall be a Professor or a person qualified to be so appointed to assist the Provost in his duties on terms and conditions to be approved by the University Council.
5.5    Where the Provost is absent, the Vice-Chancellor shall in consultation with the Provost, appoint a Dean to act. Where applicable, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint the Deputy Provost.
5.6    The Provost may resign from office by writing addressed to the Vice-Chancellor.
5.7    The provision stated in Statute 5 of the Statutes on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor shall, with the necessary modification, apply to the removal of the Provost.