The Federal University of Agriculture Vice-Chancellor Jobs in Nigeria

The Federal University of Agriculture Vice-Chancellor Jobs in Nigeria

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a specialized University of Agriculture.

It has a land area of 10,200 hectares and it is located in Odeda Local Government Area in the North-Eastern part of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The University has the mandate of teaching, research and community engagement. The University currently has a population of about 16,000 Undergraduate students, 1,500 Postgraduate students and about 2, 500 Academic and Non-Teaching staff.

The 2022 Global Ranking of Acadernic Subjects (GRAS) recently released, featured FUNAAB within 201 to 300 group in Veterinary Sciences thereby ranking her the best in Africa.

The University has over the past 34 years of its existence, successfully established institutional linkages to foster collaboration for training, research and development, among which were several projects funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fulbright Fellowships programme, British Council Education Partnerships in Africa, African Technology Policy Studies Network, just to mention but a few.

The University is host to a Worid Bank Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) and recently won a TETFund Centre of Excellence for Cassava and Poultry Innovation (CAPI).

In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 as amended in 1996, 2003 and 2012, the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB) wishes to commence the process of appointment of the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor.

Location: Ogun


  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, and shall exercise general supervision of the University.

  • He/she shall be responsible to the Governing Council for the day to day management of the human, financial and material resources of the University.

    The Candidate

    The ideal candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor FUNAAB, should possess a good University education with a track record of successful management of human and material resources.

    The candidate should also have the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Must possess a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) and be a distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor, with a minimum of ten years on that level and demonstrable ability to provide academic and administrative leadership

  • Must be a person of impeccable character and integrity and must not be more than the age of 65 years as at the date of assumption of office

  • Must have proven record of national, international acknowledgment by academic communities through collaborations and peer-reviewed scientific publications

  • Must possess proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • Must have the ability to foster unity and progress among all stakeholders, including, students, staff, alumni and the host communities

  • Must enjoy excellent physical and mental health;
    must have the ability to attract resources for the much needed development of the University; and the successful candidate must be available to resume duty on 3rd April, 2023.

    Terms & Conditions of Service

  • The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.

  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellors in Federal Universities in Nigeria, and as may be determined from time to time by the Government/Governing Council.

    Application Closing Date
    24th January, 2023 (1 PM).

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should include include a statement of his/her vision for the University for the next five years in not more than 1500 words and thirty copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae.

    The Curriculum Vitae should provide the following information:

  • Full Name

  • Place and Date of Birth

  • Marital Status, number and ages of children

  • Nationality

  • Address

  • Postal

  • E-mail

  • Mobile Phone numbers

    Academic qualifications

  • Academic Distinctions

  • Teaching Experience

  • Administrative Experience

  • Managerial Experience

  • Grants won for Research and Community Development

  • Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies

  • Publications referenced chronologically starting with the oldest to the most recent

  • Three Referees with adequate contact information.

    Applications or any other document(s) should be sent in sealed envelope(s) marked "Post of Vice-Chancellor" at the top left-hand corner to:

    The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
    Federal University of Agriculture,
    Abeokuta, Ogun State.


  • Referees report should be forwarded under confidentiality to the Registrar and Secretary to Council.

    The report should be enclosed in a sealed envelope which should be marked "Post of Vice-Chancellor: Referee's Report" at the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Please note that each applicant is responsible for the full cost and expenses of submitting this application, and if shortlisted, of going through the process of selection.

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