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University of Cape Coast
Appointment of Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the University of Cape Coast invites applications from qualified and competent persons for the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University which becomes vacant on 1st October, 2016.

The University

The University of Cape Coast was established in October, 1962, primarily to serve as a leader in teacher education in the country. It was elevated to the status of a full and independent University by an Act of Parliament in 1971 (Act 390) and subsequently the University of Cape Coast Law 1992 (PNDC Law 278). It is an equal opportunity University, uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programmes that challenge learners to be creative, innovative and morally responsible citizens. The University of Cape Coast currently has a total student population of 66,635 comprising 20,142 Regular students, 4,493 Sandwich students and 42,000 Distance Learning students.

The Position/Functions

The Vice-Chancellor is, under the direction of the University Council, the Academic and Administrative Head as well as Chief Disciplinary Officer of the University. He/She is also responsible to the University Council for maintaining and promoting the good order and efficiency of the University. His/Her other functions are prescribed by the Statutes of the University.

Qualification and experience

Candidates must be full professors who are internationally acclaimed scholars. They must be individuals of stature and integrity with exemplary leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, zeal, energy and the capacity for marshalling the resources needed to carry out the University’s mission and vision. Candidates must also show evidence of the following qualities:

  • demonstrated capacity to manage a University;
  • ability to foster and promote good internal and external relations of the University;
  • ability to project effectively the image of the University internally and externally;
  • proven capacity to provide strong, visionary leadership and innovation for the University.

Tenure of office

The appointment, which is full time, shall be for four (4) years in the first instance and may be renewed for two (2) years after evaluation of performance. Candidates must be able to hold office for four (4) years from the date of appointment before attaining the compulsory retiring age of sixty (60).

Condition of Service

Very attractive terms and conditions of service will be specified in the instrument of appointment.

Mode of application

  • Interested candidates should submit two (2) copies of their Curriculum Vitae.
  • Candidates should submit, in not more than three thousand six hundred (3,600) words on A4 paper(s), using Times New Roman font-size 12, in 1.5 line spacing and with 2.54cm margin all round, a statement of their vision for the University of Cape Coast and the strategies for achieving the vision.
  • Applications should be addressed and submitted by FedEx to:

The Chairman,
Search Committee (Post of Vice-Chancellor)
c/o The Registrar
University of Cape Coast,
Cape Coast,
Ghana. Or The Chairman,
Search Committee (Post of Vice-Chancellor),
C/o Universities of Ghana Overseas Office,
321 City Road,
London EC1V 1LJ,

  • Candidates should request three (3) referees to submit reports on them directly to the above address.
  • The closing date for submission of applications is 31st March, 2016.


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