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Opportunities at Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U)

Opportunities at Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U)

The Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U) is a newly licensed tertiary institution, an initiative of the Oyo State Government of Nigeria. It is founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence, and the uplifting of human condition. We are therefore committed to the efficient and responsible use of science, technology, engineering, and innovation in solving societal problems, while maintaining a culture of entrepreneurship anchored on quality programs that are responsive and financially suitable.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Registrar
Location:
Oyo
Brief on Oyo State

  • Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.
  • Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.
  • Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.

Vision

  • Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.

Mission

  • Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.
  • Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership.

Job Description

  • The University Registrar is the official chief administrative executive of the institution whose purview shall include the mandatory management of personnel, students and other related ancillary functions.
  • The University Registrar is charged with bringing technology based deficiencies to institutional record keeping at all levels and taking responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of degree granting.
  • He/she shall be the custodian of the academic records of all enrolled students.
  • Tech-U seeks an individual who will provide the vision and leadership to enhance the academic records management enterprises, and to effectively manage the institution s administrative team

Responsibilities

  • To provide quality student service, which focuses on the students as the centre of the universe, in the area of registration, tuition assessment and academic records, and to ensure the confidentiality and accuracy of student records.
  • To coordinate the student Information System, conduct Preregistration, Completion, Registration and Drop/Add:
    • Coordinate the Student Information System and new student technology initiatives for the Main Campus and across the University
    • Ensure compliance with Student Record policy
    • Record transfer credit, advanced placement, study abroad work, thesis titles, comprehensive examination results and grade changes
    • Charge (and credit) tuition and associated fees
    • Assign operator security profiles to Student Records users and monitor the system to prevent unauthorized access to computer records
    • Register and report grades students, including the credits from the partnership institutions
  • To demonstrate the University’s commitment to thoughtful treatment of its students, past and present, through the timeliness and accuracy of the transcripting system:
    • Produce official student lists, reports, statistics
    • Publish the Student Directory
    • Validate ID cards
    • Certify student enrolment
    • Record grades, produce and mail grade reports
    • Produce Rank-in-class reports
    • Monitor lists of graduates
    • Rank undergraduates for graduation
    • Organize student participation in Commencement.
    • Process ID number changes, changes of school, name and address
    • Interpret & enforce academic regulations
    • Collect grades from faculty
  • To produce class and examination schedules which, as much as possible; serve the needs and preferences of faculty and students and to insure that the condition of the classrooms meets the needs of quality instruction. To assist the faculty in its teaching through the administration of the teacher evaluation process.
  • Prepare, publish, distribute class and examination schedules:
    • Assign classrooms: all semesters
    • Reserve classrooms for special meetings, etc.
    • Monitor classroom conditions
    • Plan for provision of a sufficient number of technologically sophisticated and aesthetically-pleasing general purpose classrooms.
    • Plan and direct classroom improvement projects.
    • Administer the Teacher Evaluation System
    • Plan and coordinate the Schedule of Classes to insure that all curricular needs are met while responding to the preferences of faculty and students.

Qualifications
The Successful candidate must possess:

  • A master’s degree, but a doctorate is preferred
  • Familiarity with Nigeria and American tertiary education system
  • Several years of progressive leadership experience in academic record-keeping either in a registrar’s office or equivalent official student records office
  • Must have attained a minimum cognate experience of at least fifteen years in a reputable University
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern electronic student record storage and delivery systems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulation including NUC regulations;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern electronic student record storage and delivery system
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams in a complex environment that involves technology personnel and end-users
  • Membership of recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage;

 

Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Location:
Oyo
Brief on Oyo State

  • Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.
  • Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.
  • Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.

Vision

  • Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.

Mission

  • Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.
  • Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership.

Job Description

  • The Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) Implementation Committee, on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the University, seeks an exemplary Vice- Chancellor, who can embrace Tech-U’s vision, mission and objectives, articulate its developmental vision, effectively manage its assets, and execute the requirements of the position vigorously and successfully.
  • The Committee seeks a Vice Chancellor who will ensure that Tech-U is well-positioned to anticipate and address the challenges and opportunities intrinsic in an evolving higher education landscape a global economy.
  • He/She must embrace and be committed to research and pedagogical innovations. In the next decade, virtually all universities will experiment with new forms of pedagogy, many driven by software innovations.
  • Adaptive learning software will help students and faculty to map students’ skills and knowledge and will guide students through knowledge acquisition and onto sophisticated problem solving.
  • Tech-U must advance and accelerate teaching and research innovations, experiment, Invent, and join in an array of local and international partnerships that will almost certainly transform the research enterprises, teaching and learning.
  • Tech-U is unique among universities in Nigeria primarily because it is taking off with significant international footprint by its partnership with American tertiary institutions. And as such, the Vice Chancellor must have a working faculty and faculty and administrative experience of the American tertiary education system.
  • The Vice Chancellor will be expected to work closely with the Implementation Committee and the University Council, to aid it strategically, to help recruit new prominent members and to support their volunteer role as philanthropists and ambassadors for the university.
  • The Vice Chancellor would partner with the Implementation Committee and the University Council and engage their self-evident strengths on behalf of the university.

Qualifications
The qualities and experience required in the Vice Chancellor of The Technical University, Ibadan. Tech-U seeks an exceptional leader whose personal commitment to the mission and whose intellectual vision and proven experience inspire all of the members of the community. The Implementation Committee understands that no single candidate will have all the ideal qualifications but seeks candidates with the following experience and abilities:

  • A proven Leader:
    • A record of imaginative and tangible success that will inspire and earn the confidence of all of Tech-U’s constituents
  • A commitment to Tech-U’s Mission:
    • A powerful appreciation for and commitment to the service, teaching, research, and academic programmes that are essential to the Tech-U identity
  • Academic Credibility:
    • A commitment to exceptional scholarly inquiry and faculty values.
    • A gift for recruiting strong faculty inspiring productivity and creating excitement about intellectual inquiry Candidate must be of Academic rank Full Professor
  • An Excellent Communicator:
    • The ability to energize and inspire students, faculty, staff, parents, trustees and external stakeholders and to persuade audiences locally, nationally, and internationally to believe in Tech-U’s future.
  • An Experienced Manager:
    • The ability to build strong management teams and execute ambitious, and fiscally responsible plans and make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions.
  • An Understanding of Fiscal and Budgetary Structures and Incentives:
    • Experience with the budgetary and administrative structures that are necessary to build an entrepreneurial culture and that will accurately allocate resources and encourage innovation.
  • A Collaborative Leadership Style:
    • A fair collaborative and transparent leadership style that will succeed in an environment of shared governance.
  • A Commitment to Professional and Entrepreneurial Education:
    • An appreciation for the role of education as an essential element in the modern academy and relevant experience in strengthening both professional and entrepreneurial programs.
  • The Skill of a Parliamentarian:
    • The grace, diplomacy and resolve to bring Tech-U’s constituencies to a respectful consensus.
  • Lead Tech-U Philanthropy:
    • The capacity to represent Tech-U compellingly to donors and to lead a development campaign; the ability to energize the faculty, staff, students, and to support and promote the interest of the entire institution.
  • A commitment to International Partnerships:
    • The ability and willingness to provide leadership in offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration, among others, with international institutions, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal of evolving into an institution of global distinctions in scholarly research, teaching, and learning.
  • Candidate must enjoy excellent and physical and mental health
  • Candidate must show familiarity with content of Higher Education in Nigeria, United States of America, indeed, global system of Education
  • Candidate must show evidence of social responsibility and involvement in Community development

Job Title: Bursar
Location:
Oyo
Brief on Oyo State

  • Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.
  • Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.
  • Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.

Vision

  • Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.

Mission

  • Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.
  • Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership.

Job Description

  • The Bursar shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in the Management of the Finances and Material Assets of the University.
  • The right candidate should also have the ability to develop linkages with external communities to support the needs of the University, Candidate for this key management position must be a person of vision, proven professional distinction, management ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life.

The candidate shall:

  • Develop and operate the University budget and providing the University with data necessary for informed financial decisions;
  • Will serve as Resource Manager in every respect dealing with fund – raising, investments and providing financial outlays of all University operations;
  • Must demonstrate competence in the management of financial resources;

Responsibilities

  • Manages and administers the University’s strategic resource planning system and electronic billing system in preparation for billing of students
  • Coordinates the integration of the University’s resource planning system into electronic billing process of all student financial assistance programs including Federal, State and Institutional assistances.
  • Coordinates tuition payment plans for parents and students.
  • Maintains records and on-line computer system for students’ accounts.
  • Provides debt counseling to students and parents.
  • Supervises the collection efforts for all past due university charges and assignment of receivables to contracted collection agency.
  • Complies with government regulations regarding delinquent and uncollectible accounts.
  • Refers seriously delinquent accounts to collection agency.
  • Establishes repayment plans for borrowers and transmits accounts receivable information through services of a contracted computer billing operation.
  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure positive, effective and open relationships with all clients of the Bursar Office including students, parents, faculty and administrators.
  • Develops and maintains the budget for the Bursar Office, including all personnel, equipment and supplies.
  • Supervises full-time and part-time professional staff and full-time support staff.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
  • Administers the meal plan programs including billing, transfer, and refund procedures.
  • Supervises the cash management process in the collection of all revenue including receipt and deposit; data entry of all payments and service transfer invoices against student accounts and.
  • Maintains accurate records of cash receipts. Cash includes currency, checks, money orders and credit card transactions.
  • Refunds payments due to student withdrawals, overpayment, academic dismissal, departure from residence hail, cancellation of meal plan, etc.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master degree in Finance, Accounting, Business administration or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in funds and financial resources management.
  • Professional qualification should include any of the followings: ACCA, ICAN, CPA, CMA
  • Experience in the management of student financial services in a public institution of higher education and knowledge of automated student record in a complex resource planning system and financial accounting systems.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian and American tax codes.

  

Job Title: University Librarian
Location:
Oyo
Brief on Oyo State

  • Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.
  • Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.
  • Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.

Vision

  • Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.

Mission

  • Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.
  • Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership.

Job Description

  • The Librarian must be capable of articulating a strategic vision for the role of the university library system in supporting the mission and objectives of the institution, and should serve as advocate for the Libraries within the university and larger community.
  • The Librarian is the chief administrator for the University Libraries, and is responsible for the successful administration of the Libraries in accordance with authorized policies and procedures of the University.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the continuing transformation of the University Libraries into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with university units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community.
  • Creates an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity with an understanding of innovative and traditional methods of information dissemination.
  • Establishes a shared vision that promotes the University’s and the University Libraries’ mission.
  • Implements a clear and concise strategic plan to advance that vision.
  • Supports a culture of collegial governance.
  • Fosters an organizational and educational climate that promotes and celebrates diversity.
  • Communicates internally and externally regarding the University Libraries. –
  • Develops strong relationships with Deans of other units, the Provost, Vice Chancellor and other University administrators.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with students, faculty, staff and community
  • Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty,-and the community.
  • Works with library and department heads, as Well as external sources, to identify evaluate and implement programs that Improve services and facilities enhance the quality of resources and increase operational efficiency within the libraries.
  • Functions as fiscal officer for the library system and provides clear communication about its budget.
  • Delegates authority to others for specific administrative tasks.
  • Recruits, retains, and leads high-quality staff.
  • Creates an environment which supports professional advancement.
  • Acts as an advocate for the libraries and its staff.
  • Fosters professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the University Libraries,
  • Enforces policies and regulations adopted by the University Council, the offices of the Vice Chancellor and University Provost, the Faculty Senate.
  • Cultivates external relations and fundraising opportunities with public and private sectors in support of the University Libraries’ programs.
  • Represents and promotes the University Libraries formally and informally to the University community and the world. –
  • Participates actively in local, state, national, and international library organizations.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a Ph.D degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized University.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body will be an advantage.
  • Generally a minimum often (10) years of related experience.
  • Familiarity with American tertiary education digital library system.
  • Working knowledge of 3-D library systems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of current technology software, and automated library systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of sustained participation in professional development activities.

  

Job Title: Physical Facilities Management Director, Physical Facilities Management
Location:
Oyo
Brief on Oyo State

  • Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.
  • Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.
  • Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.

Vision

  • Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.

Mission

  • Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.
  • Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership.

Job Description

  • The Director provides professional expertise relating to Facilities Management and Construction with regard to University planning, scheduling, design and execution of new construction, remodelling and renovation work, and utility infrastructure upgrades.
  • Recommends strategies for and directs the operation of all physical facilities necessary to support the mission of the University.
  • This includes the acquisition, construction, maintenance, repair, renovation and operation of buildings and supporting infrastructure.

Responsibilities
The core duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • Serves as the lead university official in conceptualizing, studying, and evaluating data for the recommendation on energy performance contracting strategies.
  • Assists in planning and recommends major facilitie1 renovation and construction projects need to provide improved facilities to support the academic mission.
  • Coordinates with and provides guidance on the design and construction of major facility renovation and repair projects and new construction programs to assure conformance with university standards and compatibility with existing features.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Facilities Staff personnel to assure the operation and maintenance of all planning, improvements, etc. campus facilities and utility systems. b
  • Oversees the daily operation of support functions including Automotive Services, Stores, Storage facilities.
  • Assures an aesthetically pleasing campus ambience through the oversight of maintenance and improvements to campus grounds, horticulture, and custodial operations relating to building preparation and use.
  • Directs the preparation of the budget to support facilities operation.
  • Provides leadership and assists in the oversight of institutional effectiveness efforts in the operation of the physical facilities including the use of evaluation results and liking results to planning.
  • Recommends new Hires, trains and monitors the performance of employees supervised.
  • Serves as coordinator of natural resource exploration, recovery and planning initiatives to implement university strategies.
  • Responsible for establishing job standards for subordinate staff and effectively evaluating staff under charge.
  • Serves on the committees for facilities upgrades and sustenance programs.
  • Participates in capital planning and design review efforts for Tech-U.
  • Manages the capital improvement budgets assigned for facilities operations.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field. However, a Master degree and/or professional certification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible facilities management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in fiscal management, technical operations, management of trades, interpersonal communications, effective human relations and conflict management.
  • Detailed knowledge of all areas of Facilities Management Services operations such as; utility systems,
  • Detailed knowledge of construction procedures and bidding processes.
  • Proficiency in the use of the following software: Auto CAD, Civil CAD, NS project and other relevant software will be an advantage.

Note: Candidates are advised to study the University Vision, Mission, Core Values and Briefs for the position.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit two page statement, Resume which should including names and addresses of three (3) referees with cover letter and sent electronically and hard media respectively to: thetechnicaluniversity@oyostate.gov.ng and
Room 012,
Office of The Governor,
State Government Secretariat,
Agodi, Ibadan,
Oyo State.

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