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The Addis Ababa University invites all interested individuals who can meet the requirements to apply for the post of President of Addis Ababa University.

  1. SUMMARY OF INSTITUTION

Addis Ababa University is a pioneer institution of higher education in Ethiopia. Having over 50 thousand students and more than 7 thousand teachers, researchers and administrative workers, it is the largest university in the country. It runs a large number of postgraduate and undergraduate programs and carries out numerous research activities and community service programs that have local and international importance. In addition, it is one of the few renowned universities in Africa playing a key role in the advancement of education and research in the continent.

  1. JOB TITLE

President of Addis Ababa University

  1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Educational Qualification: PhD degree or MA/MSc degree with a rank of Assistant Professor or above.

3.2 Experience: higher level leadership experience in higher education institutions or the industry or research institutes or any institutions having similar missions.

3.3  Presentation of Strategic Plan:  The applicant is required to submit his/her strategic plan of not more than 10 pages describing his/her leadership direction that he/she would be following to ensure accessibility, relevance, and universality of higher education in the University. This includes a presentation of his/her plan to an audience comprising the academic/support staff and student representatives of the University.

3.4  Age: Applicants over 65 years old are NOT eligible.

3.5  Gender: While both males and females are eligible for applying for the post, all females who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.

  1. REQUIRED SKILLS

4.1  Managerial Skill:  The applicant is required to possess managerial skill that enables him/her to fulfill the University’s mission and vision by organizing the human, financial and material resources of the University.

4.2 Innovative Skill: The applicant is required to possess the potential to generate novel working strategies and tactics that would promote change and development in the University.

4.3  Interactive Skill: The applicant is required to possess interactive skill that would enable him to advance teaching learning, research and community services in a bid to strengthen the University’s overall capacity and render it center of excellence by establishing partnerships and collaboration with national, continental and global institutions.

  1. ETHICAL QUALITIES

5.1 The applicant is required to be free from any form of ethical defect and should be one with a confirmed record of exemplary qualities of respect for and commitment to duty.

5.2 The applicant is required to possess the ability of working with others and treating all equally and fairly.

  1. TERMS OF ASSIGNMENT

The selected individual serves as President of the Addis Ababa University for a period of six years that might be extended if necessary.

  1. SALARY AND BENEFITS

As per the Addis Ababa University Scale.

  1. DURATION OF APPLICATION

Applicants can submit applications together with CV and original testimonials with non-returnable copies including a copy of their strategic plan (NOT more than 10 pages) within 15 working days of this announcement on The Ethiopian Herald newspaper ( 25 November 2017).

  1. WHERE TO APPLY

Office of the President, Addis Ababa University, New Administration Building, 1st Floor, Room No. 102.

       10. APPLYING OPTIONS

10.1  By personally appearing at the Office of the President, Addis Ababa University

10.2  By President Office e-mail address: poffice@aau.edu.et

10.3  By President Office postal address: P. O. Box 1176

      11. CONTACT ADDRESSES FOR MORE INFORMATION

11.1  Telephone No. +251 1 11239752, Office of the President, Addis Ababa University

11.2  Mobile No. +251 9 11 049970, Office of the President, Addis Ababa University

11.3  President Office e-mail address: poffice@aau.edu.et

11.4  Addis Ababa University Website: portal.aau.edu.et

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ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY GOVERNING BOARD