Job Opportunity at University of Rwanda (deadline 30/06/2015) – UMUSEKE
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Job Opportunity at University of Rwanda (deadline 30/06/2015)

Call for applications to the position of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rwanda

The University of Rwanda is seeking a Vice Chancellor to provide strong leadership and creative direction for the years ahead. The appointment is for November 1, 2015, or a later date negotiated with the Board Chair. Candidates should be able to demonstrate :

1. A strong record of effective leadership of human, financial, and physical resources

2. Skill and experience in promoting excellence in teaching, research, administration and governance

3. Deep integrity in all matters : academic, financial, and communications

The University is the only public university in Rwanda. It was founded in 2013 by combining seven Public Higher Education Institutes.

During the last two years the University has flourished under the brilliant direction of its founding Vice Chancellor, Professor James McWha, formerly Vice Chancellor of Massey University in New Zealand (1996-2002) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Adelaide (2002-2012).

The University of Rwanda seeks to be a leading African university, recognized internationally for the quality of its teaching, research, and service to the national and international communities. It is composed of six Colleges : Arts and Social Sciences ; Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ; Business and Economics ; Education ; Medicine and Health Sciences ; and Science and Technology. Each College is led by a Principal, who reports to the Vice Chancellor, as do the Deputy Vice Chancellors, Academic and Research, and Administration and Finance.

The Search Committee is led by the Chair of the Board of Governors, Dr. Paul Davenport, formerly President of two major Canadian Universities, the University of Alberta (1989-94) and Western University in Ontario (1994-2009).

Please submit resumes and questions by email to Mr. Pudence Rubingisa on with a copy to Professor Paul Davenport, the Chairperson of the Search Committee on

For further information, consult the University of Rwanda website, The deadline for submission of applications is 30th June 2015.

However, the search remains open until a successful candidate is found.


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