Ondo State University of Science and Technology recruitment for Academic and Non-Academic Staff

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT FOR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS AND OTHER POSITIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY.

Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) was established by law of the Ondo State House of Assembly in December 2007. The University commenced academic activities on January 10, 2011 first from the take-off site now known as the Mini Campus and subsequently at the Permanent Site now known as the Main Campus. The two campuses are located in Idepe-Okitipupa and Igodan-Lisa, all in Okitipupa Local Government Area in the Southern Senatorial District of
Ondo State.

OSUSTECH is a technology-based Institution which aims at providing the needed manpower training in order to address the critical and  technological development of Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole. The University is offering programmes in Mathematical, Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences. In addition, there are interdisciplinary academic centres including the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Training, OSUSTECH and the Centre for Gender, Research and Linkages.

Ondo State University of Science and Technology has the vision of becoming a leading internationally recognized institution raising a crop of technologically, competent individuals able to respond to the needs of their environment in a technology-driven economy. The University seeks
to provide sound, scientific, technological and professional training and also identifies technological needs and sustainable development. Ondo State University of Science and Technology is committed to the enthronement of highest academic and moral standards.

1.0 APPOINTMENTS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
The Governing Council of the University is desirous of recruiting visionary and dynamic individuals to constitute an excellent team of Principal Officers for the University.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Principal Officers and other teaching and non-teaching positions in Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Nigeria.

1.1 THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University.
  • He/She shall be the chief exponent of the educational mission of the University and his/her office shall serve as the nerve centre of activities in areas of protocol, external relations and coordination of various internal organs.
  • The Vice-Chancellor sees to the day-to-day administration of the University and he/she shall ensure that the goals of the University are met.
  • He/she is responsible to the Governing Council for the management of the human, monetary and material resources of the University.
  • The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise general superintendence over the University and be responsible to Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University.
  • It is the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that the provisions of the law, the statutes and the ordinances and the Regulations of the University are observed and he/she may exercise such powers as may be necessary or expedient for that purpose.
  • The Vice-Chancellor must therefore be competent at all times to advise the Council on any matter affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University.
    The Vice-Chancellor is by virtue of his office, a member of Council, Chairman of Senate, Chairman of the Congregation, Member of College/Faculty Boards and any other authority of the University set up by Senate and any other Board or Committee appointed by any of those bodies.
  • The success of the job will depend on his ability to lead, motivate and inspire administrative associations, academic and non-academic staff as well as students and all other stakeholders to work towards the central purpose of a university which is to advance learning and enhance talent.

(i) TENURE OF OFFICE/TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five (5) years, and shall not be eligible for re-appointment. His terms and conditions of service shall be embodied in a contract under the seal of the University. The remuneration and other conditions of service shall be as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in a Nigerian University  and as may be determined by the Government of Ondo State and Council of Ondo State University of Science and Technology from time to time.

(ii) THE CANDIDATE: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Ondo state University of Science and Technology must be a distinguished scholar with outstanding academic and administrative records. He must be a proven manager of human, financial and material resources. Specifically, the person must:

a. Possess a Doctorate Degree and be a full Professor of not less than Ten (10) years standing, at the closing date for the submission of this application, with ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University community;
b. Possess a proven track record of academic excellence such as to be able to command the respect of national and international academic communities and colleagues;
c. Possess a clear vision for the further development of the University and realization of its vision, mission and strategic goals;
d. Have a demonstrable ability to establish and maintain partnership with local, national and international governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations;
e. Possess a proven and demonstrable ability to attract international research and development grants;
f. Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract extra statutory funds and mobilize other resources for the development of the University;
g. Possess personal integrity in the management of funds and be able to deploy financial resources as appropriate in the context of the University’s strategic plan;
h. Demonstrate ability to attract, motivate and retain highly skilled and talented staff in all categories, teaching and nonteaching;
i. Demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and possess the ability to build bridges between staff, students and other members of the University community and the University’s stakeholders including the State and Local Government in Ondo State;
j. Demonstrate respectable level of ICT literacy;
k. Enjoy excellent physical and mental health; and
l. Not be older than sixty-five (65) years as at the date of this publication.

(iii) MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are required to submit thirty-five (35) copies of their Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and other relevant credentials which should contain among other things:
a. Name in Full (Surname first in block letters);
b. Date and Place of Birth;
c. Nationality;
d. State of Origin;
e. Permanent Home Address;
f. Present Postal Address;
g. Marital Status;
h. Number and Ages of Children;

i. Educational Institutions Attended with Dates and Qualification with Class of Degree obtained including Membership/Fellowship of Relevant Professional Bodies, if any;
j. Work Experience including Full details of Former and Present Posts with Dates;
k. List of Publications, if any;
l. Other Relevant Activities Outside Current Employment;
m.Major Professional Achievements, Contributions including Awards Received; if any; and
n. Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees. Each referee must be contacted by the applicant to forward, directly to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial competence, in a properly sealed envelope marked “REFEREE/POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR” at the top left corner of the envelope. The application should also include thirty-five (35) copies of the candidate’s Statement of Vision for the University for the next five
years and beyond. The statement must not be longer than 5,000 words.
In the case of candidates identified by the Search Committee, the candidates shall present a Letter of Consent duly signed by him/her along with the application.

All applications should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:

REGISTRAR,
ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(OSUSTECH),
P. M. B. 353,
OKITIPUPA. ONDO STATE. NIGERIA

(iv) SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE
The sealed envelopes containing the application materials should be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR” at the top left hand corner and forwarded to the Registrar not later than six weeks from the date of this publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(v) ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS word format to:
[email protected] the subject matter should read “Application for the Post of Vice-Chancellor”.
Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.

2.0 OTHER PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for other Principal Officers’ positions.

2.1 THE POSITION OF REGISTRAR
The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University except as regards matters for which the Bursar is responsible. The Registrar is also the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation.

(i) THE CANDIDATE: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates must possess a good University Honours Degree preferably in Humanities or related disciplines and must have at least fifteen (15) years experience in University or relevant institution of higher learning administration, three of which should be at the rank of a Deputy Registrar. Possession of a higher degree and membership of recognized professional body is mandatory.

Specifically, the candidate is expected to:
a be a person with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate a crop of young administrative officers to be able to get the best out of them;
b be a person of high integrity and moral standard who is upright, appreciates and acts on merit;
c be a person who enjoys excellent physical and mental health;
d be focused and innovative; and
e be computer literate.

(ii) REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The successful applicant will be placed on consolidated salary for Registrars and will equally enjoy all the allowances normally attached to the position of Principal Officers in Nigerian Universities.
A consolidated salary for University Registrar with NUC approved benefits and allowances as applicable to the Nigerian University system/other benefits/entitlements approved by the Governing
Council from time to time.

(iii) METHOD OF APPLICATION
Applicants should forward twenty (20) copies of their application with detailed curriculum vitae including photocopies of all
credentials, names and addresses of three (3) referees, as well as a two page statement of the applicant’s vision and mission for the Registry, to the Registrar, to reach him not later than six weeks
from the date of this publication. Applicants are requested to inform  their referees to send confidential reports on them directly to the Registrar.

1. Apply on-line through the University website.  www.osustech.edu.ng
2. Forward the typed and duly signed application with 20 copies of curriculum vitae to the University.
Note: The on-line application when completed (submitted) would assigned a unique identification number to the applicant. This number should be written on the hard copy application to be
forwarded to the University.

2.2 THE POSITION OF BURSAR
The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and shall  be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management of the  University finances.

(i) THE CANDIDATE: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The candidate for the post of Bursar must possess a good degree in Accounting or any other related discipline plus any of the following recognized professional qualifications.
  • ICAN/ACA/ACCA/ACMA & CPA.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body is a necessary requirement.
  • He or she must have acquired a minimum of fifteen
  • (15) years post qualification experience, eight (8) of which should be in the University System.
  • He/she must have served as Deputy Bursar in the University for at least three (3) years.
  • The candidate must have clean and impeccable records of service and demonstrate evidence of professional competence as well as relevant accounting software applications with high degree of accountability, transparency, integrity and probity.
  • Applicants should be highly computer literate and be conversant with the application of ICT-based accounting packages.

(ii) REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Bursar in Nigerian Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the University Governing Council
as appropriate.

(iii) METHOD OF APPLICATION– As in the case of the Registrar

2.3 THE POSITION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
The University Librarian is the Chief Library Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the co-ordination of the Library Services in the University.

(i) THE CANDIDATE: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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  • Candidate for the post of University Librarian must possess a good honours degree, plus professional qualification in librarianship.
  • Possession of a Ph.D and membership of a relevant professional body will be an advantage. Candidates must also show evidence of considerable scholarship and thorough understanding of the application of new technologies to library operations and services.
  • Computer literacy and application of ICT in library services is an essential requirement.
  • In addition, candidates must show sufficient evidence of contribution to knowledge through research and
  • scholarly publications in reputable journals within and outside Nigeria; and competence in job planning, organization and ability to take initiatives to fast-track the development of a young University Library to an international standard within a short period of time.
  • At least five (5) of the relevant years of experience must have been at top leadership position in a recognized University and must have served as Deputy Librarian for at least three (3) years.

(ii) REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The successful applicant will be placed on consolidated salary with relevant fringe benefits and will equally enjoy the allowances normally attached to the position of Principal Officers in Nigerian
Universities.

(iii) METHOD OF APPLICATION– As in the case of the Registrar

All applications for the Principal Officers positions; Registrar, Bursar and Librarian should be addressed to:

Registrar,
Ondo State University of Science and Technology
(OSUSTECH),
P.M.B 353,
Okitipupa.
Ondo State.
Nigeria.

3.1 ACADEMIC STAFF POSITIONS
3.2 DEPARTMENTS:
(i) CHEMICAL SCIENCES:

Biochemistry
(a) Professor – Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, Enzymology, Toxicology, Food/Post harvest/Nutritional Biochemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Membrane/Lipid Biochemistry.
(b) Reader – Ditto
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(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d) Lecturers I & II – Ditto

Industrial Chemistry
(a)Professor – Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry , Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry,
Environmental Chemistry.
(b)Reader – Ditto
(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d)Lecturers I & II – Ditto

(ii) PHYSICAL SCIENCES:
Physics
(a) Professor – Electronic,  Theoretical/Mathematical Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology
(b) Reader – Ditto
(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d) Lecturers I & II – Ditto

Geophysics
(a) Professor – Electronic, Condensed Matter Physics, Geophysics and any other area of Geology and
Meteorology
(b) Reader – Ditto
(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d) Lecturers I & II – Ditto

(iii) MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:
Computer Science and Mathematics
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(a) Professor – Any area of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
(b) Reader – Ditto
(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d) Lecturer I & II – Ditto

(iv) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:
Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Fisheries and Aquaculture (a)Professor – Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
(b) Reader – Ditto
(c) Senior Lecturer – Ditto
(d) Lecturers I & II – Ditto

(v) GENERAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES UNIT:
(a) Reader – Arts, Management/Social Sciences, Humanities
(b) Lecturer I – Ditto
(c) Assistant Lecturer – Entrepreneurial Technology
(d) Assistant Lecturer – Vocational Technology

3.2 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

(i) Professor:
Salary CONUASS 07
Candidates must:
(a) Possess a minimum of Ph.D in the relevant fields;
(b) Have at least 15 years of teaching and research experience in the University System;
(c) Show academic leadership through jobs in nigeria postgraduate supervision and be able to attract research grants from both local and international funding agencies;
(d) Show academic excellence through publications in recognized local and international journals;
(e) Have at least twenty two (22) recognized publications with at least six (6) in reputable foreign journals;
(f) Be ready to lead various research groups within the department and the university as a whole;
(g) Have a considerable length of administrative experience; and (h) Have spent three (3) years as a Reader.

(ii) Reader:
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Candidates must:
(a) Possess a minimum of Ph.D in the relevant fields;
(b) Have at least 12 years of teaching and research experience in the University System;
(c) Show academic leadership through postgraduate supervision and be able to attract research grants from both local and international funding agencies;
(d) Show academic excellence through publications in recognized local and international journals;
(e) Have at least eighteen (18) recognized publications with at least five (5) in reputable foreign journals;
(f) Be ready to lead various research groups within the department and the university as a whole; and
(g) Have spent three (3) years as Senior Lecturer.

(iii) Senior Lecturer:
Salary CONUASS 05
Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must:

(a) Possess a minimum of Ph.D in the relevant fields;
(b) Have at least 9 years of teaching and research experience in the University System;
(c) Show academic leadership through postgraduate supervision and be able to attract research grants from both local and international funding agencies;
(d) Show academic excellence through publications in recognized local and international journals;
(e) Possess at least twelve (12) recognized publications, with at least two (2) in a reputable foreign journals;
(f) Be ready to lead various research groups within the department and the university as a whole; and
(e)Have spent three (3) years as Lecturer I.

(iv) Lecturer I:
Salary CONUASS 04
Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must:

(a) Possess a minimum of Ph.D in the relevant fields;
(b) Have at least 6 years of teaching and research experience in the University System;
(c) Have at least (5) recognized publications; and (d) Have spent three (3) years as Lecturer II.

(v) Lecturer II: Salary CONUASS 03
Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must possess Ph.D degree in the relevant fields.

(vi) Assistant Lecturer:
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Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must possess Bachelor and Master’s degree in the relevant fields with evidence of Ph.D registration in a recognized University.

4.0 UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
(i) Principal Librarian
Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must possess:

  • A good Honours degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) plus MLS or MLIS or Ph.D in Library Science or Library and Information Science and must have at least nine (9) years
  • cognate Nigerian Jobs experience in an academic or research Library. He or she must be computer literate.

(ii) Librarian II
Academic qualifications required:
Candidates must possess:

  • A good Honours degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) plus MLS or MLIS in Library Science or Library and Information Science.
  • He or she must be computer literate.

5.0 NON – TEACHING STAFF POSITIONS

5.1 REGISTRY
(i) Deputy Registrar (CONTISS 14)
(a)Candidates for the post of Deputy Registrar (CONTISS 14) must possess a good honours degree (minimum of second class lower division in Arts, Social/Management Sciences or Humanities) from a recognized University plus NYSC Discharge Certificate or Evidence of Exemption. Higher qualification will be an added advantage. In addition, candidates must be duly registered member of any of the recognised professional bodies.
(b)Candidates must have at least 12 years relevant post NYSC working experience, which must be in University or comparable Institutions of Higher Learning;
(c) Candidates must not be below the level of Principal Assistant Registrar in a University.
(d)Candidates must have served as Principal Assistant Registrar for at least three (3) years.
(e)Candidates must be Computer literate and must demonstrate proficiency in the deployment of Information Technology in Database Management, e-Registration, e-Administration and
General Information Management. Higher qualification will be an added advantage. In addition, he/she must be a duly registered member of NIM {Chartered}, CIPM or any other equivalent professional bodies.

(ii) Senior Assistant Registrar (CONTISS 11)
(a)Candidates must possess a good honours degree (minimum of second class lower division) in Journalism or Mass Communication from a recognized University or a good Honours degree in any other discipline plus a Diploma in Journalism and must have minimum of nine (9) years cognate
experience in a University or an Institution of comparable status.
(b) A good honours degree (minimum of second class lower division) plus a Masters’ degree in Journalism or Mass Communication from a recognized University or a good Honours degree plus Masters’ degree in any other discipline with a Diploma in Journalism and must have minimum of nine (6) years cognate experience in a University or an Institution of comparable status

5.2 FACULTY OF SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGISTS
Technologist II (CONTISS 7)
Candidates should possess B.Sc/HND with AISLT or MNISLT in the following disciplines, Biochemistry, Botany, Computer Science and Physics.

5.3 UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE
Nursing Officer II (CONTISS 7)
Candidates should possess any of:
i. A good Honours Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) in Nursing from a recognized University and must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
ii. Nigerian Registered Nurse (NRN) and/or Registered Midwifery (RM) or State Certified Midwife (SCM) certificate from recognized institutions.

5.4 Security Unit
Chief Security Officer (CONTISS 13)
i. Candidates should possess a good honours degree (minimum of second class lower division in Arts, Social/Management Sciences or Humanities) from a recognized University with fifteen (15) years experience in Police or  the Armed Forces/Security Services not below the rank of Superintended of
Police or its equivalent.
ii. A good Honours degree in Criminology, Psychology or any other relevant discipline minimum of second class (Lower Division), from a recognized University and not less than nine (9) years experience in Police or the Armed Forces/Security Services not below the rank of Superintended of
Police or its equivalent.

5.5 METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates for both teaching and non teaching positions are requested to:
(i) Apply on-line through the University website: www.osustech.edu.ng
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(ii) Forward the typed and duly signed application with 20 copies of curriculum vitae to the University.
(iii) Notes:
The on-line application, when completed and submitted, a unique identification number would be assigned to the applicant.
This number should be written on the hard copy application to be
forwarded to the University.

  1.  All Candidates must possess NYSC discharge Certificate or Exemption letter.
  2.  Computer literacy is required for all advertised positions.

(iv) The curriculum vitae to be attached to the hard copy applications should contain, among others the following:

(a) Full Names
(b) Title
(c) Sex
(d) Date of Birth
(e) Place of Birth
(f) State and Local Government of Origin
(g) Nationality
(h) Permanent Home Address
(i) Current Postal/Contact Address
(j) E – Mail Address & GSM
(k) Marital Status
(l) Number of Children (with names and ages)
(m) Next of Kin
(n) Institution(s) Attended obtained (with dates)
(o) Academic Qualifications obtained (with dates)
(p) Professional Qualifications (with dates)
(q) Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Professional Bodies
(r) Working Experience
(s) Present Employment: Status, Salary and Employer
(t) Service to the Community (with status and date)
(u) Extra Curricular Activities
(v) Major Conferences and Workshops attended with papers read
(w) List of Publications as appropriate and any other relevant
information
(x) Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees.
(y) Signature and Date

All applications for teaching and non teaching positions should reach the Registrar not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication and be addressed to:

The Registrar,
Ondo State University of Science and Technology,
(OSUSTECH),
P.M.B 353, Okitipupa.
Ondo State.
Nigeria.

Signed:Woleola J. Ekundayo
Registrar and Secretary to Council

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