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THE GOVERNING COUNCIL of the Valley View University (VVU) announces that the position of VICE-CHANCELLOR of the University is vacant.

 

THE UNIVERSITY

Valley View University was established in 1979 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is currently one of a network of 118 Adventist Colleges and Universities worldwide. In 1995, the University was affiliated to Griggs University in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA thus allowing VVU, then Valley View College to offer four-year degree programmes. The National Accreditation Board granted accreditation to the University to operate in 1995. In 2006, the Government of Ghana granted a chattered status to the Valley View University to award its own Degrees, thus making it the first chartered private University in Ghana. Besides the National Accreditation Board (NAB), the University has also been accredited by the Adventist Accreditation Association (AAA). The University currently provides excellent quality teaching and learning in a conducive Christian environment to about 10,000 students from Ghana and other African Countries.

 

THE POSITION

The Vice-Chancellor, being the Executive Head of the University, is responsible and accountable to the Governing Council of the University for both the Academic and Administrative functions of the Institution. He/she is charged with the responsibility of administering the University to achieve its mission, academic excellence, fiscal soundness, spiritual integrity, market viability and competiveness. He/she is also responsible for initiating new directions in the academic development of the University and for implementing the University’s Strategic Plan. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Disciplinary Officer of the University and exercises general disciplinary functions over both members of staff and students, subject to the Statutes and Regulations of the University and the Laws of Ghana.

 

THE PERSON

1.       Must hold a terminal degree and of a professorial rank, who also understands the Adventist Philosophy of Education.

2.       Must be a distinguished scholar with a capacity to motivate and direct staff;

3.       Must be visionary, business minded and capable of establishing rapport between industry, other universities and the Valley View University for common interests;

4.       Must have the capacity to raise funds and other resources for research and other developmental activities of the University;

5.       Must have a good understanding of current developments and trends in university education at the Global level and Ghana;

6.       Must understand and exhibit managerial and leadership skills relevant for the successful management of an academic institution;

7.       Must have a very good understanding of, and track record of managing successfully academic institutions or any other related organization;

8.       Must be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in regular standing.

9.       Applicant must not be more than 61 years of age by December 31, 2021.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

·      The Appointment is full-time, and shall be for FOUR (4) YEARS in the first instance, and may be renewed for five (5) more years subject to excellent performance (after evaluation of performance) and age.

·      Salary and Conditions of Service attached to the position are very attractive.

 

APPLICATION

Interested Candidates are requested to submit an Application Letter together with Nine (9) copies of the following:

·      Curriculum Vitae, including Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees; and

·      A 2000-word statement of Candidate’s Vision and Strategic Framework for the University. The strategic plan of the University is available upon request.

Applications should be forwarded under REGISTERED COVER marked “APPLICATION FOR VICE-CHANCELLOR, VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY” to reach the following addresses, not later than October 31, 2021:

 

The Chairman                                             

Search Committee for Vice Chancellor

C/o The Registrar                                                      

Valley View University                                

P.O Box AF 595                                 

Adentan, Accra -Ghana                                                       

      OR

Send a soft copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                              

 

A copy of this Advertisement together with the profile of the university is available at the university website: www.vvu.edu.gh

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