Vacancy 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 listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2021.


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 (1):         Dean, School of Agriculture
REPORTING TO:     Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The School of Agriculture is made up of the following Departments:

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Department of Agricultural Extension
Department of Animal Science
Department of Crop Science
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Soil Science
Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC)
Forest and Horticultural Crop Research Centre (FOHCREC)
Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC)

POSITION (2):          Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
REPORTING TO:      Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The School of Veterinary Medicine is not departmentalized


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.

(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.

A Dean 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 Management Committee.

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

The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the School/Centre 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 LG25, 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.