Vacancies for Senior Level Administrative Positions 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, which will become vacant on 1st August, 2021.

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 Educational Studies and Leadership
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies
  • Department of Teacher Education

POSITION (2):            Dean, School of Information and Communication Studies
REPORTING TO:        Provost, College of Education

  • The School of Information and Communication Studies is made up of the following Departments:
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Information Studies


The successful candidate:

(a)    Must be of professorial status from an academic/research institution or a person from industry eligible for that position.

(b)    Must be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines.

(c)    Must provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the School/Institute.

(d)     Must demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development.

(e)    Must have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the School/Institute.

The Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the School/Institute 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/Institute Management Committee.

The Dean is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the
School/Institute are duly carried out by members of the School/Institute.

The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the School/Institute in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.

The Dean shall hold office for a period of three years and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hard copy); 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; 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:
Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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