Vice Chancellor (Mountain Top University)

Position: Full-Time
Date posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

Job Summary

The VC (Vice Chancellor) will be responsible for piloting the University to greater academic heights.

Job Details

The University

MTU is a new private university in Nigeria, with tremendous promise to be one of the leading universities in Africa within the next few years. The Proprietor of the University is the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM).

MTU is envisioned as “a dynamic centre of academic excellence in the liberal tradition for the production of top-rate, morally sound graduates of distinction who will be globally competitive for outstanding impact on the Nigerian societal and global development”. Its mission is the provision of excellent facilities for the training of men and women in various academic, professional and vocational disciplines in an atmosphere that will enhance the simultaneous development of their spiritual, mental and physical faculties, in order to produce morally upright and academically sound graduates with specialized skills and value systems, who will be independent, invariably self-employable and who will be able to impact positively on the development (be it in leadership, academic, public and the industrial sectors) of their communities, the Nigerian society and the global community at large.


The post of Vice-Chancellor of Mountain Top University is expected to be filled by an outstanding scholar who is locally-respected and internationally-renowned and who as Chairman of Senate, will pilot the University to greater academic heights. Specifically, the candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A full Professor with outstanding academic credentials. Specialisation in a discipline within existing Colleges in the University will be an advantage
  • Should possess considerable managerial and leadership experience within the university system and show demonstrable ability to attract funds to the University
  • Proficiency in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for administration, teaching and research
  • A team player who is honest and with proven integrity, high moral standards, impeccable character and with irrevocable commitment to best practices in corporate governance, including accountability, transparency and probity
  • Ability to promote linkages with external bodies (local and international)
  • Should be in good physical and mental health and be free from any inhibiting health condition
  • Be competent at all times to advise the Council on matters affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University
  • Maintain a high degree of self-discipline and be capable of maintaining staff and students discipline in the University
  • Judging from his/her track record, ability to command the respect as well as loyalty of members of the University community- staff and students

Method of Application, Pt. 1

Each applicant should submit an application along with 30 copies of signed Curriculum Vitae which should contain:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Postal Address including e-mail address and telephone contact
  • Standing as a Christian and affiliated Church
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children (with Age)
  • Institutions Attended (With Dates)
  • Academic Qualifications (With Dates)
  • Professional Qualifications (With Dates)
  • Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies
  • Publications, discoveries or inventions (giving all relevant details)
  • Working experience In the University system (giving names of institution(s) and dates)
  • Details of administrative, fund-attraction and managerial experience in the University system
  • Specific services to local, national and international communities (giving dates, institution/establishment and status)
  • Present Employment, Status, Salary and Employer
  • Extra-curricular activities and
  • Names and Addresses of FOUR Referees (one of whom should provide spiritual reference and one should, where appropriate, be the head of the establishment where the applicant currently works)

Method of Application, Pt. 2

Interested candidates are expected to submit the following:

  • TEN copies of the application letter with detailed CV following the guidelines listed in 'Method of Application, Pt. 1'
  • FOUR copies of each of their publication

Interaction with Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interactive session and will be expected to come with:

  • Originals of their credentials
  • Certificate of birth or statutory declaration of age
  • Certificate of medical fitness based on documented comprehensive, medical examination from a recognised hospital

Referees’ Reports

Candidates should request their referees to send confidential references on them directly to:

The Registrar
Mountain Top Univesity
c/o MFM Headquarters
13 Olasimbo St, Onike
Yaba, Lagos 100213

Submission of Application

All applications are to be submitted under confidential cover in a sealed envelope marked at the upper left hand corner APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR, Mountain Top University to:

The Chairman
Board of Trustees
Mountain Top University
Km. 12 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Ogun, Nigeria