The University has carved for itself a niche in the areas of teaching and applied research. For example, the University has, at various times, been ranked best in research and development and other academic endeavours. Of recent, the University ranked 7th in the overall ranking of Nigerian Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 3rd in Federal Universities category and 1st in the North-Central Geopolitical Zone category. It was also ranked 2nd in Nigeria by the Times Higher Education (THE) in February 2022. It is one of the two Universities ranked A+ in the only Institutional Accreditation of Nigerian Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 2011/2012 session, thereby earning a 7-year full institutional accreditation status.
The Vice-Chancellor shall, in line with the Act establishing the University, be the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University and shall exercise general supervision over the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall be Ex-Officio Chairman of Senate, Congregation and a member of the University Governing Council. The Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible to the Council for the day-to-day management of the human, financial and material resources of the University.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for the post of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, shall:
i) be a distinguished Professor of not less than 10 years as at 16th October, 2022 in one of the disciplines offered by the University of Ilorin;
ii) have demonstrable and astute managerial abilities to maintain the peace, inclusiveness and academic stability for which the University is reputed;
iii) be a scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and have considerable experience at top levels of University Administration;
iv) be a Professor with a track record of teaching, research and community service;
v) be a person of entrepreneurial and innovative pre-disposition, with a proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of a first class University;
vi) be a person endowed with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership;
vii) be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons;
viii) be of a sound health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students; and
ix) have proven ability to initiate contacts and funding from national and international sources.
All claims shall be verifiable with evidences.
Method of Application
Each applicant must forward thirty (30) copies of signed Curriculum Vitae and an electronic CD copy in PDF format, clearly labelled, which must contain:
i) Full Names
ii) Date of Birth
iv) Permanent Home Address
v) Current Postal Address including e-mail address and Telephone contact
vi) Marital Status
vii) Number of Children (With Dates of births)
viii) Institutions Attended (With Dates)
ix) Academic Qualifications (With Dates)
x) Professional Qualifications (With Dates)
xi) Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies
xii) Publications, discoveries and/or inventions (giving all relevant details)
xiii) Work experience in the University system (giving names of institution(s) and dates)
xiv) Details of administrative and managerial experience in the University system, as well as fund attraction, with evidence
xv) Specific services to local, national, international communities and organisations