Vice Chancellor at The 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: Vice ChancellorBrief on Oyo StateOyo 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.VisionOur 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.MissionOur 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 DescriptionThe 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.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.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. 

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