Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi formally known as Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) was established on 1st of January, 1988 had evolved from the defunct Federal University of Technology which was established in 1980 and later became the Makurdi campus of the University of Jos (UniJos) in October, 1980.
The underlying philosophy is that the average Nigerian farmer should have easy access to the fruits of scientific agriculture. This means that the university scientific community must work on practical problems of village farmers. Also, the students to become useful and effective extension agents they must be for adequately exposed to the discipline of practical farm planning, production and marketing and a period of supervised farming internship at the village level. The university’s mission is to develop the human mind to be creative, innovative, research oriented, competent in areas of specialization, knowledgeable in entrepreneurship and dedicated to service hence the UAM logo “Innovation and Service”.
The University, hereby, calls for applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Location: Makurdi, Benue
Employment Type: Full time
The position of the Vice-Chancellor of Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM) will become vacant with effect from 18 November, 2022.
In this regard, and in line with the UAM statute, Federal Universities of Agriculture Act, Cap F22, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004 as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and the Conditions and Scheme of Service for Senior Staff (2021), Council has approved that the position of the Vice-Chancellor be advertised Consequently, the University hereby advertises the post of the Vice Chancellor.
The candidate must be a distinguished Professor of not less than Seven (7) years in one of the disciplines offered by Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi at the time of this advertisement with an unbroken service of Teaching, Research and Community Service in a Tertiary Institution for a period of at least fifteen (15) years.
The candidate must not be more than sixty-four (64) years of age at the time of appointment.
The candidate must demonstrate academic excellence in terms of quality publications, teaching, credible community service and proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The candidate should possess considerable administrative experience within the University system and must show demonstrable ability to attract funds to the University.
The candidate must be of courage and transparent honesty, who can take decisions on the merit of facts, equity and patriotism and not on the basis of parochial interest or primordial pressures
The candidate should also be free from conflict of interests. The candidate must have the highest moral standards, impeccable character and proven integrity with irrevocable commitment to best practices in corporate governance, with particular emphasis on accountability.
The candidate should be above board and will not foster personal, racial, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interest. The candidate should also be capable of inspiring members of the University Community towards the attainment of its goals.
The candidate must enjoy very good physical and mental health and be free from any inhibiting health conditions.
Conditions of Service
The post of the Vice-Chancellor of Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi which is for a single five (5) year term, has salary and other conditions of service as applicable in all Federal Universities and as may be determined by the Federal Government of Nigeria from time to time.
Application Closing Date
29th November, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit thirty (30) copies of their Applications with their Curriculum Vitae and other credentials. The highlights in the Curriculum Vitae must include the following:
Post Applied for Full Names (Surname first)
Date and Place of Birth
Number and Ages of Children
Educational Institutions attended with dates
Academic Qualifications and Dates, including First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC).
Positions held to date
Membership of Scholarly organizations and professional bodies.
Publications and current research interest
Academic awards, national honours or other distinguished awards received
Duly signed letter of consent by candidate applying sequel to interaction with Search Team.
All Applications are to be submitted under confidential cover, with the envelope sealed and marked “Post of Vice-Chancellor” on the left hand corner to reach:
Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi,
PMB 2373, Makurdi,
Benue State, Nigeria.
In addition, each application should be accompanied by certificate of birth or statutory declaration of age and a certificate of medical fitness from Government Hospital and as well as a two (2) page vision statement for the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.
Applicants should indicate names and addresses of three (3) referees who are in a position to attest to their claims to academic excellence and administrative experience among other desirable attributes. The applicants should request their referees to forward such confidential reports directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.
Interview Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at a date to be communicated to them.
All applicants must indicate clearly their mobile numbers and must provide current E-mail addresses.