Job Vacancy For Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the University for Development Studies (UDS) hereby announces that the post of VICE-CHANCELLOR of the University will be vacant from September 1, 2022.

The University:

UDS was established in 1992 as a community-based, practical-oriented and problem-solving institution. It is a multiple campus University, with Campuses located at Tamale and Nyankpala. Other Campuses are to be established later. It has Distance Education Learning Centres spread across the country.

The Position:

• The Vice-Chancellor is both the Academic and Administrative Head of the University, and is accountable to Council.
• The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Disciplinary officer of the University and has authority over all members of staff and the student body, subject to the Law and Statutes of the University.
• The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the promotion of quality higher education and research and the provision of academic and administrative leadership in the University. He or She should be capable of meeting the challenges posed by inadequate infrastructure and a phenomenal growth in the student population.
• The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for setting and implementing the agenda within the University’s broad strategic plans, initiating new directions in the academic development of the University, and protecting the integrity of the University’s processes.
• The Vice-Chancellor is the public face of the University and represents the University on international platforms. He speaks for the University in the Council of Universities worldwide.

The Person:

• Must be a Professor
• Must have unblemished character and a high degree of personal integrity.
• Must be a distinguished scholar of international repute who can inspire, direct, and
motivate staff.
• Must display creativity in vision.
• Must have mature and sober judgement.
• Must possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
• Must be a team player.
• Must have good business sense and ability to manage high level of resources to achieve
set goals.
• Must have exceptional fund-raising abilities.

Terms of Appointment:

• To be determined by Council in accordance with the University’s Law and Statutes.

Conditions of Service:

• Salary and fringe benefits attached to the post are very attractive.

Location: Northern Region

How To Apply For The Job

1. Interested applicants should send one (1) set of hard copy of the following documents to the applicable postal address below and an electronic copy to the email address provided below.
2. A Statement of not more than two (2) pages of A4 size paper, outlining clearly, their Vision for the University, and the strategies for achieving that Vision.
3. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), stating their qualifications, work experience and list of publications with dates, and include the names and addresses of three (3) referees who should be requested to forward their confidential reports to the postal and email addresses below.

Note: Applicants may consult the relevant Laws, Statutes, and the Strategic Plan and Policies of UDS at


The Secretary
Search Committee
(Post of Vice-Chancellor)
University for Development Studies
Office of the Registrar
P. O. Box 1350, Tamale
Northern Region


The Secretary
Search Committee
(Post of Vice-Chancellor)
University for Development Studies
C/o The Overseas Representative
Universities of Ghana Overseas Office 321
City Road

Electronic copies of application documents and reference letters should be sent in PDF Format to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 04 February, 2022