Vacancies for Senior Level Administrative Positions College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The University of Ghana hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, which are listed below and which will become vacant on 1st August, 2018.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE:  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


POSITION CBAS 1: Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

REPORTING TO:   Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The School of Veterinary Medicine is not departmentalized.

POSITION CBAS 2: Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Science

REPORTING TO:   Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is made up of the following departments:

Department of Chemistry

Department of Computer Science

Department of Earth Science

Department of Mathematics

Department of Physics

Department of Statistics

POSITION CBAS 3: Director, Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies

REPORTING TO:   Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences


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 School.

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

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

(f) Normally, be able to serve a minimum of one term in office.



A Dean/Director 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/Institute Management Committee.

The Dean/Director 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/Director 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.


A Dean/Director 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.


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 with supporting educational and 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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.



23rd January, 2018