Niger Delta University (NDU) Recruitment for Vice-Chancellor – Apply Here

Apply for Vice-Chancellor At the Niger Delta University (NDU). Check the article below for requirements and application procedures.

The Niger Delta University (NDU), established in 2000, is a Bayelsa State Government funded University which is located in Wilberforce Island (an island of great historic significance) about 30 kilometers from Yenagoa – Bayelsa State capital. The biodiversity of the extensive surrounding landscape opens opportunities for various collaborative research activities.

Since academic activities started in 2001 / 2002 session, we have grown from an intake of 1039 students to a thriving population of more than 20,000 students and 3518 academic and non-academic staff with a main campus and a College of Health Sciences campus in Wilberforce Island and a satellite campus housing the Faculty of Law in the State capital. In NDU, we provide our students with the opportunity to change their lives in a friendly environment. Our academic and non-academic staff are creating a conducive academic environment focusing on the development of the abilities of students. The existing twelve faculties provide diverse opportunities.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Location: Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa

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  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive, Financial and Academic Officer of the University, Chairman of the Senate and several other statutory and ad-hoc Committees.

Requirements And Qualifications of the Job

  • A Candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is expected to possess good University Degrees up to Ph.D from a recognized University(ies) and should be someone with proven experience and successful management of human and material resources.

Specifically, the candidate is expected to:

  • Be a highly distinguished academic of the rank of professor with the capacity to provide academic leadership and must have been in a tertiary academic environment for at least twelve (12) years of unbroken service.
  • Have presented Inaugural Lecture;
  • Have a high reputation and should be able to command, by virtue of his/her academic track record, respect at national and international academic fora
  • Provide administrative leadership to an informed and articulate community of academic and administrative personnel;
  • Be well versed in ICT to enable the leadership of a 21″ Century University;
  • Submit a statement of vision and mission for the University of not less than 500 words;
  • Be someone who is not under financial and criminal investigation or prosecution;
  • Be not more than Sixty-Five (65) years on assumption of office; and
  • Be in good physical and mental health.
  • Have the demonstrable disposition and capacity to sustain harmony between the Administration, staff and students on one hand and the host communities on the other;
  • Be a person with demonstrable passion and
  • Commitment to the values encapsulated in the motto of the University, viz: Creativity, Excellence and Service; (vii) be someone with demonstrable knowledge of the University’s pace of development and possessing the required commitment and initiatives to accelerate same, even with the prevalent financial and sundry constraints;

Conditions Of Service

The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Federal and State Universities in Nigeria or as the Governing Council of the University may determine from time to time.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit thirty (30) copies of each of their Applications (including detailed Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated by the candidate). The Curriculum Vitae should highlight among others, the following:

  • The list of all referenced Publications
  • Names and addresses of three (3) referees, two (2) of whom must be from the University where he/she has been teaching

All applications should be placed under confidential cover in sealed envelopes marked “Vice-Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner. The applications should be addressed and forwarded to:
The Registrar & Secretary to Council,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.


  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to request his / her referees to forward direct to the Registrar, a confidential report in a properly sealed envelope marked “Referee Report” with the name of the candidate at the top left-hand corner of the envelope
  • In the case of a candidate identified and nominated by the Search Committee, the application must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed by the candidate.
  • The sealed envelopes containing the nominations should be marked “Vice-Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner and forwarded in time to reach the Registrar

Application Deadline 

Friday; 10th February 2023.

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