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COVENANT UNIVERSITY: IS ONE OF THE LEADING PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA ESTABLISHED BY WORLD MISSION AGENCY, WHICH IS AN ARM OF THE LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE. IT WAS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA ON FEBRUARY 12, 2002 TO OPERATE AS A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF TEACHING, LEARNING, RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE BY PROMOTING A LASTING CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HUMANITY. IN PURSUIT OF THE GOAL OF BUILDING A STRONG RESEARCH BASED UNIVERSITY, IT SEEKS TO EMPLOY RESEARCH-ACTIVE ACADEMICS EITHER AS VISITING SCHOLARS, SABBATICAL STAFF OR ON REGULAR APPOINTMENT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THE FOUNDATION OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY RELATE TO:
*NURTURING A POWERFUL AND COMPELLING VISION OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
*OPERATION OF AN ACADEMIC CURRICULUM THAT IS QUALITATIVE,DYNAMIC AND VALUE DRIVEN.
*SUSTENANCE OF AN OVERARCHING EMPHASIS ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FROM A TOTAL MAN CONCEPT AND AN ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT BASE.
*ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONTEXT OF BEST PRACTICES WITH STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES AS EVIDENCED IN ANY WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY.

SEARCHING FOR RESEARCH-ACTIVE FACULTY.
IT IS OUR DETERMINATION TO ESTABLISH AND ENTRENCH A STRONG, INDUSTRY DRIVEN, RESEARCH BASE AND CULTURE. THIS IS WHY WE ARE IN SEARCH OF RESEARCH-ACTIVE SENIOR ACADEMICS. SUCH MUST BE SUITED FOR SMART AND EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION WITH RESEARCHERS FROM LEADING UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY MUST BE GIVEN TO CARVING OUT A NICHE FOR DISTINGUISHED AND COLLABORATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH. THEY MUST HAVE PASSIONATE INTEREST IN BEING PART OF A TEAM THAT ALSO BELIEVES IN PEDAGOGIC EXCELLENCE IN ORDER TO RAISE TOMORROW'S LEADERS IN ACADEMICS AND IN INDUSTRY


APPLICANTS SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:
I. DEMONSTRATED ABILITY FOR SETTING OUT NEW PARADIGMS PARTICULARLY IN MENTORING JUNIOR ACADEMICS.
II GREAT ENTHUSIASM, EXCITEMENT AND PROFESSIONALISM ABOUT THEIR WORK AND ACADEMIA IN GENERAL; WITH STRONG COMMITMENT TO ENHANCING RESEARCH CAPACITY IN AFRICA.
III. STRONG, VIRILE, ENERGETIC AND HEALTHY DEVOTION TO DUTY.
IV. IN TOUCH WITH CUTTING EDGE PRACTICES IN THEIR DISCIPLINE.
V. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE SUCH AS TO ENABLE THEM ATTRACT GRANTS FROM PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE ACADEMIC CAPACITY OF THE UNIVERSITY.
VI. IT BASED PROFICIENCY.
VII. RESEARCH GRANTS PROFILE FROM LEADING FOUNDATIONS AND RESEARCH AGENCIES.

APPLICATIONS ARE THEREFORE INVITED FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO FILL THE UNDERLISTED ACADEMIC STAFF POSITIONS IN THE VARIOUS PROGRAMMES LISTED BELOW.(APPLICANTS BELOW LECTURER I SHOULD NOT APPLY, BUT RATHER AWAIT AN UPCOMING ADVERTORIAL SOON).

VACANT POSITIONS:
PROFESSORS/READERS/SENIOR LECTURERS/LECTURERS I IN THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST)
A. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
B. MECHANICAL/CIVIL ENGINEERING
C. PETROLEUM/CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
D. COMPUTER SCIENCE/MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
E. ARCHITECTURE/BUILDING TECHNOLOGY/ESTATE MANAGEMENT
F. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
G. INDUSTRIAL PHYSICS
H.
I. MICROBIOLOGY/BIOCHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES (CBS)
A. ACCOUNTING/BANKING &FINANCE
B. ECONOMICS/DEMOGRAPHY & SOCIAL STATISTICS
C. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/POLITICAL SCIENCE
D. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/ MARKETING
E. POLICY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES/INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
F. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS & HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

COLLEGE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CHD)
A. ENGLISH/FRENCH
B. PSYCHOLOGY/COUNSELING/SOCIOLOGY
C. MASS COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC RELATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
IN ALL CASES, CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO POSSESS APPROPRIATE SKILLS AND ORIENTATIONS FOR RESPECTIVE DISCIPLINES AS WELL AS POSSESS TEACHING ABILITIES WITH ADEQUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE.
1. PROFESSOR: PH.D. DEGREE WITH SPECIALIZATION IN THE DISCIPLINE APPLIED FOR WITH EVIDENCE OF ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP IN TERMS OF PUBLICATIONS, PROJECT DESIGN EXECUTION AND MONITORING,
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP ETC. WITH AT LEAST 12 YEARS OF POST QUALIFICATION, FULL TIME RELEVANT TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. RESEARCH ACTIVE PROFESSORS WHO MEET PRESCRIBED
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CONTRIBUTIONS ARE MOVED TO RESEARCH SCHOLAR SCALE WHICH OFFERS INTERNATIONALLY COMPETITIVE REMUNERATION TO SUCH GRADE OF ACADEMICS.

2. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (READER): SAME AS FOR PROFESSORS BUT WITH AT LEAST 10YEARS OF POST-QUALIFICATION, FULL TIME, RELEVANT TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE.

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3. SENIOR LECTURER: SAME AS FOR PROFESSOR BUT WITH AT LEAST 7 YEARS OF POST-QUALIFICATION, FULL TIME, RELEVANT TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE.

4. LECTURER I: PH.D. DEGREE FROM A REPUTABLE UNIVERSITY WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS POST QUALIFICATION WORKING EXPERIENCE IN UNIVERSITY/RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND WITH EVIDENCE OF SUFFICIENT SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS.

UNIQUE PACKAGE FOR EMINENT SCHOLARS:
REMUNERATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
OUR TOTAL PACKAGE IS AIMED AT MOTIVATING FACULTY TO BEING THEIR BEST.THE UNIVERSITY GOES TO ANY LENGTH TO OFFER A GLOBALLY- COMPETITIVE, CAREER-FULFILLING PACKAGE. THIS PACKAGE IS OFFERED ON TWO PLATFORMS: SALARY AND NON-SALARY PACKAGE AS INDICATED BELOW:

A( I). SALARY PACKAGE FOR REGULAR PROFESSORS
*PROFESSOR: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 14B/1 AND 14B/10 (N3.78M-N7.308M) P.A.
*ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 13/1 AND 13/8 (N3.3M-N3.624M) P.A.
*SENIOR LECTURER: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 12/1 AND 12/8 (N2.88-N3.15M) P.A.
*LECTURER I: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 10/A1 AND 10A/8 (N2.16M-N2.376M) P.A

A(II). SALARY PACKAGE FOR EMINENT/LEADING SCHOLARS:
*RESEARCH SCHOLARS: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 14A/1 AND 14A/10 (N9.0M-N13.32M) P.A.
*PROFESSOR: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 14A/1 AND 14A/10 (N3.942M-N7.23M) P.A.
* ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 13/1 AND 13/8 (N3.453M-N4.587M) P.A.
*SENIOR LECTURER: SALARY RANGES BETWEEN CUSS 12/1 AND 12/8 (N3.180-N4.414M) P.A.

B. NON-SALARY PACKAGES
LEADING SCHOLARS AND SENIOR ACADEMICS ARE ALSO IMPLORED TO APPLY FOR ENGAGEMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY TAKING DUE COGNIZANCE OF THE FOLLOWING NON-SALARY PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR THEM IN COVENANT UNIVERSITY.

1. ENDOWMENT OF SPECIAL CHAIRS FOR PURPOSE OF RESOLVING SPECIFIC ACADEMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS WITH VERY GENEROUS PROVISIONS IN SALARIES, ALLOWANCES AND PARTICULARLY RESEARCH FACILITIES.

2. AVAILABILITY OF SHORT ACADEMIC VISITS/SABBATICALS OF 2 WEEKS, 4 WEEKS, 2 MONTHS ETC FOR EMINENT SCHOLARS AND LEADING ACADEMIC AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSUMMATING COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS.

3. ENTITLEMENT OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND LEADING ACADEMIC AUTHORITIES TO SEED RESEARCH FUND OF UP TO N2M PER RESEARCHER FOR 'OUT-OF-THE-BOX? ACADEMIC EXPLOIT INITIATIVES AS WOULD BE DETERMINED BY RELEVANCE.

4. SMART STAFF RELOCATION ALLOWANCE FOR LEADING AUTHORITIES AND EMINENT SCHOLARS.

5. ENTITLEMENTS TO OVERSEAS CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP TWICE A YEAR FOR UP TO A MAXIMUM OF N1M

6. BENEFIT FROM AN ACTIVE INSTITUTIONAL/CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES OF THE UNIVERSITY INCLUDING:
INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES WITH FINANCIAL BENEFITS TO CONTRIBUTORS.
INSTITUTIONALLY POWERED COOPERATIVE SOCIETY FOR PROPERTY/ASSETS ACQUISITION.
ACTIVE SUPPORT FOR CAPACITY-DEVELOPING INSTITUTIONAL LINKAGES.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A VIRILE PUBLISHING HOUSE AND QUALITY PRINT SUPPORT OUTLET FOR STAFF PUBLICATIONS (TEXT BOOKS AND JOURNALS).
ACTIVATION OF THE POSITIVE TRADITION OF MENTOR-MENTEES FOR ACCELERATION OF ACADEMIC CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL GROWTH OF THE UNIVERSITY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S PROGRAMME OF ATTACHING RESEARCH ASSISTANTS TO PROFESSORS.
DISTRIBUTION OF RECENT CATALOGUES/BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF MAJOR PUBLISHING HOUSES ABROAD AND LOCALLY TO ALL DEPARTMENTS/FACULTY.

7. OTHER INFRASTRUCTURAL LEARNING-CONDUSIVE AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT FACILITIES:
COMFORTABLE AND EXECUTIVE ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL SENIOR ACADEMICS
24-HOUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
24-HOUR WATER SUPPLY
24-HOUR INTERNET FACILITY
STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH LABORATORIES AND ADEQUATE RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
RESEARCH-CONDUCIVE, MINIMUM POLLUTION ENVIRONMENT
STAFF CHILDREN SCHOOLS RELOCATION PROGRAMME

ABOVE ALL, COVENANT UNIVERSITY IS NOT RELENTING IN HER EFFORT IN PROVIDING AND UPGRADING HER FACILITIES. THE UNIVERSITY IS INDEED TAKING FRESH AND GIANT STEPS IN FORTIFYING HER PHYSICAL AND HUMAN RESOURCE CAPACITY TO SUPPORT HER DRIVE TO BECOMING A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY AS SHE FULFILLS HER MISSION AND VISION.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
INTERESTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITIONS ADVERTISED SHOULD SUBMIT:
* TEN (10) COPIES OF THEIR APPLICATIONS AND DETAILED CURRICULUM VITAE (STATING THEIR NAMES; DATES OF BIRTH; STATE OF ORIGIN/NATIONALITY; MARITAL STATUS ETC);
* INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED (WITH DATES);
* ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS(WITH DATES); HONOURS, DISTINCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OR AFFILIATIONS;
* STATEMENT OF PERSONAL RESEARCH FOCUS AND INSTITUTIONAL ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
*WORKING EXPERIENCE
* PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
* EMPLOYMENT STATUS
* SALARY AND EMPLOYER
* EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
* NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THREE(3) REFEREES (AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM MUST, WHERE APPROPRIATE, BE THE HEAD OF THE APPLICANT'S CURRENT PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT); AND 2 OF THE 3
REFEREES SHOULD MAKE SPECIFIC STATEMENTS ON THE COMPETENCE BASE OF THE CANDIDATE?S RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PEDIGREE.
* THREE (3) SETS OF CREDENTIALS.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF THIS PUBLICATION EITHER DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE OR BY POSTAGE IN A SEALED ENVELOPE INDICATING ?SPECIAL ACADEMIC VACANCIES? AT THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF THE ENVELOPE. PLEASE NOTE THAT FORMER APPLICANTS NEED TO
UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION IN LINE WITH THE ABOVE. IN ADDITION, A SOFT COPY SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO ?www.employment@covenantuniversity.com? BY E-MAIL. THE SEALED ENVELOP SHOULD BE SENT TO: THE REGISTRAR, COVENANT UNIVERSITY, KM 10, IDI-IROKO ROAD, CANAAN LAND, P.M.B 1023, OTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA.


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