Job Vacancy For Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences to take effect from 1st August 2024.

POSITION: Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
REPORTING TO: The Vice-Chancellor
OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE: The College of Basic and Applied Sciences shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and shall in particular:

• Develop world-class scientists to meet national and global; developmental needs through quality teaching, learning, research, innovation and extension;
• Enhance employee capacity through systematic staff development programmes;
• Enhance research capabilities of staff for increased output in teaching and publications;
• Develop effective processes for public engagement through extension services, policy development and advocacy; and
• Create a congenial environment for teaching research and student learning experiences.

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences comprises the following academic and research units:

• School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
• School of Biological Sciences
• School of Agriculture
• School of Engineering Sciences
• School of Veterinary Medicine
• Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies
• Institute of Applied Science and Technology
• West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
• Biotechnology Centre
• West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP)
• Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies


The Provost shall be responsible for:

• The management of the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
• Coordinating the various units of the College;
• Mobilising resources and raising funds for the College
• Implementing policy decisions affecting the College; and
• Overseeing the long-term development of the Agricultural Research Centres with the aim of making them viable in both research and productivity.

Qualification Required & Experience

The Provost is the academic and administrative head of the College and is required to provide administrative and academic direction and leadership, as determined by the Council and Academic Board of the University.

The Provost must:

• Be a Professor or a person from industry eligible for that position.
• Demonstrate capacity to manage the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor.
• Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to coordinate the various units of the College.
• Demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development for the College.
• Be able to implement the policy decisions affecting the College.
• Be able to serve at least one term in office.


The person appointed Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences should be able to serve at least one term of three years on terms and conditions recommended by the Appointments Board and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through (Electronic copy only).

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following:

i. Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at
ii. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.
iii. A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how the applicant intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision as contained in the
University of Ghana Strategic Plan (2024-2029).

The new UG Strategic Plan, 2024-2029 can be downloaded at:

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at

Closing Date: 31 May, 2024

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

• Applications should reach the Registrar through not later than the close of day on 31st May 2024.
• Additionally, as part of the application, applicants should submit the names, telephone and email details of three persons familiar with their professional competencies, and who are willing to provide references for the applicant.