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KNUST announces vacancy for Director of Institute of Distance Learning

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, announces for the information of the Academic Community and the General Public that, the position of DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE LEARNING, would become vacant effective January 01, 2022.

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The Institute of Distance Learning (IDL)

The Institute of Distance Learning was established in 2005 to deliver programmes of study in the distance learning mode to meet an increasing demand for tertiary education in the country. The Institute provides quality, flexible and demand-driven, continuing tertiary education programmes using the blended approach of face-to-face and online delivery sessions. The Institute started as a Department with three (3) programmes and has since 2015 been elevated to the status of a College, offering over fifty (50) programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The IDL has 11 teaching and learning centres in ten (10) out of the 16 regions across the country; namely Accra, Bolgatanga, Cape Coast, Ho, Koforidua, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Sunyani, Tamale, Tema, and Wa with a student population of over 15,000.

The Position

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The Director is the Head of the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL).  He/she is responsible for providing leadership to the Institute and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good governance of the Institute in accordance with policies and procedures prescribed by the Act and Statutes of the University. The position is equivalent to a Provost of a College.

The Person

  • Must be of professorial rank or equivalent Grade.
  • Must be adept with online educational technologies.
  • Must exhibit a high sense of leadership qualities and organizational skills and must be above reproach.
  • Must possess excellent communication, inter-personal and digital literacy skills.
  • Must be visionary, business-oriented and able to establish rapport with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be sober with maturity and drive for sound and impartial judgement.
  • Must be able to serve a THREE-YEAR term of Office before attaining the compulsory retirement age of SIXTY (60)

Terms of Appointment

  • The Appointment, which is full-time, shall be for THREE (3) YEARS in the first instance and may be subject to renewal for another term of Three (3) Years (after evaluation of performance) altogether making a maximum of Six (6) Years before attaining the compulsory retiring age of SIXTY (60) for public office holders. The Candidate may opt to be a Faculty Member after serving the Six-Year Term.
  • Salary and fringe benefits attached to the post are attractive.

Application

Interested Candidates are requested to submit an Application Letter together with eight (8) copies of the following:

  • Certificates, Curriculum Vitae, including Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees; and,
  • A 1000-word Statement of Candidate’s Vision for the Institute.

Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE LEARNING” and forwarded under REGISTERED COVER, to reach the following addresses, not later than, FRIDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021

The Registrar

Kwame Nkrumah University of

Science and Technology

Private Mail Bag

University Post Office

Kumasi – Ghana

OR

The Office Manager

Universities of Ghana

Overseas Office

Ghana Universities House

321 City Road

London ECIV ILJ, United Kingdom

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited for interview.

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