The University of Cape Coast invites applications from experienced, results-oriented and highly motivated individuals for the position of Provost for the following Colleges which will become vacant on 1st August, 2016.

  1. College of Education Studies
  2. College of Humanities and Legal Studies
  3. College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  4. College of Distance Education(CODE)
  5. College of Health and Allied Sciences

Key Responsibilities

The Provost is the Academic and Administrative Head of the College and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for providing leadership to the College, maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the College in accordance with policies and procedures prescribed by the University Law, 1992 (PNDCL 278) and Statutes and as may be determined from time to time by the University Council, the Academic Board and the College Board.

Qualification and Experience

Applicants must be internationally acclaimed scholars of professorial status. They must be individuals of stature and integrity with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, capable of executing the responsibilities outlined above. They must also possess a terminal degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline with over ten (10) years working experience in a reputable university or related academic institution.

For applicants seeking appointment as Provost at the College of Distance Education (CODE), involvement in the management and administration of distance learning will be an advantage.

In the case of Provost at the College of Health and Allied Sciences, the applicants, must in addition:

  1. possess MBChB, MD, BDS and a terminal postgraduate degree e.g. PhD /EdD, or terminal degree in the clinical disciplines e.g. FGCP/FGCS/WACP/WACS/FRCS/FRCP/FRCOG (or American Board Certification in the clinical disciplines)
  2. demonstrate evidence of leadership and service to the health professions and health institutions in roles that are germane to the full functioning of the College as a health professions education institution.
  3. have a strong regional and/or national reputation as an independent expert who has influenced the clinical field. He/she must have demonstrated innovation in approaches to medical education, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of diseases, the development/ application of technology for clinical care and/or the development of novel models of care delivery that influence care at regional and/or national level.
  4. be conversant with the Collegiate structure in the University system.
  5. Must have played a significant role in the curriculum of a medical school

All applicants must also show evidence of the following qualities:

  1. demonstrated capacity to manage a College
  2. ability to foster and promote good internal and external relations
  3. proven capacity to provide strong visionary leadership and innovation
  4. proven capacity to project the College locally and internationally through research, conferences and workshops
  5. proven ability to raise funds to support the activities of a College

(Applicants should be able to complete the first term of three years before reaching the retirement age of sixty (60) years)

Tenure of Office

The appointment, which is full time, shall be for three (3) academic years and is renewable for a second term only.

Conditions of Service

Salary and fringe benefits attached to the position are attractive and will be specified in the letter of appointment.

Mode of Application & Closing Date

  1. Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should please submit applications and a comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with relevant supporting documents and a Three-Page Vision Statement to:
    The Registrar, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
  2. Applicants should request three (3) referees to submit report on them directly to the above address
  3. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday, 30th June, 2016.