Vacancy - UGBS/ICAG Endowed Academic Chair in Accountancy

The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons to occupy the ENDOWED ACADEMIC CHAIR in Accountancy, based in the University of Ghana Business School, Department of Accounting


POSITION:                 Occupant of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)/Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) Chair in Accountancy

REPORTING TO:       The Dean, UGBS, through the Head, Department of Accounting



During the tenure as Occupant of the UGBS/ICAG Chair in Accountancy, the successful applicant will be required to:

  • Conduct research jointly approved with ICAG;
  • Develop case studies in Accounting in collaboration with industry and commerce which are of relevance to businesses in Ghana and the advancement of knowledge and practices of accountancy;
  • Deliver public lectures and addresses;
  • Produce a publishable manuscript on your research; Disseminate research findings through high quality publications in refereed journals and participation in local, international and ICAG conferences;
  • Forge strong links between UGBS and ICAG;
  • Assist in sourcing research grants for the Department;
  • Assist in supervision of graduate research
  • Prepare a report detailing the results achieved at the end of the tenure period for the University and ICAG



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 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 University.



The occupant of the Chair should be able to serve for a term of at least one year or up to two years.



·        Salary and salary supplementation

·        Research and administrative support

·        Furnished office as well as secretarial/research staff support

·        Appropriate passages to assume duty/on departure at the end of appointment

·        Appropriate residential accommodation for which utilities will be charged


The Department of Accounting:

The Department of Accounting is one the six departments of the University of Ghana Business School and has 13 full-time faculty members and offers programmes at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels.


The School, with over 80 full-time faculty members and a student population of over 4,000, is a member of AACSB, AABS and GNAM. UGBS has strong ties with the business and public sectors in Ghana.



University of Ghana has a student population of approximately 40,000, made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students and is located at Legon, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.


An offer of employment for this position is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. It is the policy of University of Ghana to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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.     A curriculum vitae and cover letter addressing the positions qualifications, evidence of teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarship, including prior publications.


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.


iv.  Contact information for three references



Applications to the Registrar will be accepted until the position is filled.




October 26, 2015