14 May 2024

Provost, College of Health Sciences at University of Ghana

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Job Description

The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Provost, College of Health Sciences to take effect from 1st August 2024.

POSITION: Provost, College of Health Sciences
REPORTING TO: The Vice-Chancellor
OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE: The College of Health Sciences shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and shall in particular:

• Develop world-class graduates to meet national and global developmental needs through quality teaching, learning and research;
• Create a congenial environment for memorable teaching, learning and research experiences for faculty and students;
• Enhance the research capabilities and output of faculty, students and employees;
• Establish and promote the internationalisation of the programmes and courses of study and instruction in the College;
• Enhance employee capacity through systematic staff development programmes;
• Coordinate the mobilisation of resources for the College.
• Help the Establishments achieve academic excellence in Health Education and support the development of their teaching, research and extension programmes; and
• Promote the development of sustainable health programmes.

The College of Health Sciences comprises the following academic and research units:

• School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
• University of Ghana Medical School
• University of Ghana Dental School
• School of Nursing and Midwifery
• School of Pharmacy
• School of Public Health
• Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
• Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
• West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC)
• West Africa Centre for Global Environmental and Occupational Health


The Provost shall be responsible for:

• The management of the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor.
• Coordinating the various units of the College
• Mobilising resources and raising funds for the College.
• Implementing policy decisions affecting the College.

Qualification Required & Experience

The Provost is the academic and administrative head of the College and is required to provide administrative and academic direction and leadership, as determined by the Council and Academic Board of the University.

The Provost must:

• Be a Professor or a person from industry eligible for that position.
• Demonstrate capacity to manage the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor.
• Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity tovcoordinate the various units of the College.
• Demonstrate capacity to attract funding and research development for the College.
• Be able to implement the policy decisions affecting the College.
• Be able to serve at least one term in office.


The person appointed Provost, College of Health Sciences should be able to serve at least one term of three years on terms and conditions recommended by the Appointments Board and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through

[email protected] (Electronic copy only). Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following:

i. Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd/.
ii. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.
iii. A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how the applicant intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision as contained in the University of Ghana Strategic Plan (2024-2029).

The new UG strategic plan, 2024-2029 can be downloaded at:


Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 31 May, 2024

• Applications should reach the Registrar through [email protected] not later than the close of day on 31st May 2024

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