Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: Director of Academic Quality Assurance

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

POSITION:        Director, Academic Quality Assurance Unit

REPORTING TO:    A Pro Vice-Chancellor

Job Summary
Reporting to a Pro Vice-Chancellor, the successful applicant should provide leadership, advice and expertise on academic quality assurance policies and procedures thereby ensuring a responsive and high quality service to both internal and external stakeholders.

DUTIES
The successful applicant shall:
1.    Advise the University and its Committees on Academic Quality Assurance matters and the determination and maintenance of acceptable levels of academic standards with respect to teaching, learning and research;
2.    Supervise the conduct of evaluation of courses and lecturers by students, annual exit surveys of graduating classes and employer/tracer surveys;
3.    Oversee the preparation of quality audits, quality assurance reviews, staff training and staff development plans;
4.    Initiate the training of newly appointed Lecturers on teaching methodology and assessment of students;
5.    Be responsible for the training and orientation of newly appointed Heads of Department, Deans and other office holders of the University;
6.    Formulate and bring into force varied research quality and control procedures of the surveys that are conducted under the mandate of the Unit.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    The successful applicant 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 academic quality assurance.

(c)    Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the University.

2.    Required Knowledge, Ability and Skills

(a)    Substantial experience at a senior level of quality assurance in higher education, including its application to international collaborative developments and arrangements.
(b)    Experience of managing internal audits and implementation of Regulatory Bodies Quality Codes and other Quality Assurance guidelines and policies.
(c)    Proven successful experience of making high level decisions and recommendations to senior management on quality assurance matters.
(d)    High level understanding of the implications of higher education policy in the context of quality assurance procedures and processes, as well as previous experience of translating strategies into operational policies and procedures.

TENURE
The successful applicant shall hold office for at least 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 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.

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