Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Positions - College of Humanities





The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative position in the College of Humanities listed below, to take effect from 1st August 2023.


Objectives of the College: The College of Humanities shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:

(a) Create synergy for interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law;

(b) Provide faculty and students with skills in its various fields to contribute to the development needs of the country;

(c) Establish and promote international networks of Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law;

(d) Enhance the sharing of human, financial and material resources.



POSITION (1): Dean, School of Social Sciences

REPORTING TO: Provost, College of Humanities


The School of Social Sciences is made up of the following Departments:

Department of Economics

Department of Geography and Resource Development

Department of Political Science

Department of Psychology

Department of Social Work

Department of Sociology



The successful candidate 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; and,

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



The 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.

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



A Dean 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.



Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through (Electronic copy only). Hard copy applications will not be accepted.


The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and 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.

iii. A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how the applicant 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 would be contacted.



· Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Wednesday, 15th February 2023.

· Additionally, applicants should request two clearly marked letters of reference from persons familiar with their professional competencies, to be sent directly to the Registrar, through at the latest by Wednesday 22nd February, 2023




6th January 2023