Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Vacancies at the University of Lagos, July 2013

University of Lagos - Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge. At its inception, the University of Lagos was empowered to produce a professional workforce that would steer the political, social and economic development of a newly independent country. 

The University began with three faculties: Commerce and Business Administration, Law and Medicine. The faculties of Arts, Education, Engineering and Science were added in 1964.

The University currently has a School of Postgraduate Studies, a Distance Learning Institute (DLI) and twelve faculties.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant positions in the University of Lagos.

POSTS

Faculty of Social Sciences


a.) Department of Economics

(i) Professor
(ii) Associate Professor
(iii) Senior Lecturer
(iv) Lecturer I
(v) Lecturer II
(vi) Assistant Lecturer


b.) Department of Geography


(i) Associate Professor

c.) Department of Mass Communication

(i) Professor
(ii) Associate Professor
(iii) Senior Lecturer
(iv) Lecturer I
(v) Lecturer II
(vi) Assistant Lecturer

d.) Department of Political Science

(i) Professor
(ii) Associate Professor
(iii) Senior Lecturer
(iv) Lecturer I
(v) Lecturer II
(vi) Assistant Lecturer

e.) Department of Psychology
(i) Professor
(ii) Associate Professor
(iii) Lecturer I

Qualification

Faculty of Social Sciences


a. Department of Economics

(i) Professor

  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a doctorate degree in respective field from a recognized University with not less than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience since a becoming Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • A candidate must  also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been an Associate
  • Professor for a minimum of three years. He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership.
  • Candidates who have been Senior Lecturers for a minimum of six years may be considered for appointment. 

Areas of Specialisation:
  • Project Analysis and Evaluation
  • Development Economics and Planning
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics and Statistics
  • Economic Theory (Micro and Macro)
  • International Trade (Theory and Policy)
  • Monetary Economics (Theory and Practice)
  • Public Finance
  • Industrial Economics
  •  Energy and Environmental Economics.

(ii) Associate Professor

  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a doctorate degree in the respective field from a recognized University with not less than eight (8) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer for a minimum of three years.

Areas of Specialisation:
as in (i) above.

(iii) Senior Lecturer
  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a Ph.D in the respective field from a recognized University with a minimum of five (5) years
  • University teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning. Candidate must possess evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals and ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise. Candidate must have been a Lecturer I for a minimum of three years. 

Areas of Specialisation:
as in (i) above.

(iv) Lecturer I

  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a Ph.D degree in the respective field from a recognized University with at least four (4) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidate must also have the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level with evidence of practical skills and competence.
  • Evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals is also required in addition to ability to supervise post-graduate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer II for a minimum of three years.

Areas of Specialisation:
as in (i) above.

(v) Lecturer II
  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D degree in Economics from a recognized university. Evidence of scholarly publication will be an advantage.

Areas of Specialisation:
as in (i) above.

(vi) Assistant Lecturer

  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and M.Sc. in Economics and must have registered for the Ph.D. programme.

b.) Department of Geography

  • Associate Professor Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in Geography from a recognized University at least eight (8) years of teaching and research experience in since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer for a minimum of three years. Competence in field instrumentation and monitoring of hydrological and soil parameters as well as evidence of field teaching and practicals in Geography would be an advantage.

Areas of Specialisation:
Hydrology, Human Geography, Human Behavioral Analysis, Population Health, Migration and Leisure.

c.) Department of Mass Communication
(i) Professor

  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in the respective field from a recognized University with not less than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience since a becoming Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership. Candidate(s) must have his or her First Degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communication from an accredited University. He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • A candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been an Associate Professor for a minimum of three years. Candidates who have been Senior Lecturers for a minimum of six years may be considered for appointment.

(ii) Associate Professor
  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and a Ph.D. degree in the respective field with at least eight (8) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidate(s) must have his or her First Degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communication from an accredited University.
  • He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional.
  • Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer for a minimum of three years.

(iii) Senior Lecturer
  • A candidate for this post should normally have a good first degree and a Ph.D. degree in the respective field with at least five (5) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidates must have his or her First degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communication from an accredited University.
  • He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.
  • Candidate must possess evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals and ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer I for a minimum of three years.

(iv) Lecturer I
  • A candidate for this post should normally have a good first degree and a Ph.D. degree in the respective field with at least four (4) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals is also required in addition to ability to supervise post-graduate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer II for a minimum of three years.
  • He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.
  • Candidate must also have the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level with evidence of practical skills and competence.

(v) Lecturer II
  • A candidate for this post must have a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in cognate area.
  • Candidates must have his or her First degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communication from an accredited University.
  • He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.

(vi) Assistant Lecturer

  • A candidate for this post must possess a good first degree and M.Sc. degree in the relevant areas and must have registered for the Ph.D. programme.
  • Candidates must have his or her First degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communication from an accredited University.
  • He/She must hold membership of any of the Professional Associations such as APCON, NIPR, NGE, NUJ.

d.) Department of Political Science
(i) Professor

  • A candidate for this post must possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in Political Science from a recognized University with not less than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience since a becoming Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • He/She must have ability to provide academic leadership.
  • Candidates who have been Senior Lecturers for a minimum of six years may be  considered for appointment.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • A candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been an Associate Professor for a minimum of three years.
Areas of specialisation: Comparative Government and Politics, Political Economy.

(ii) Associate Professor
  • A candidate for this post must possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in Political Science from a recognized University with not less than eight (8) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer for a minimum of three years.

Areas of Specialisation
Public Administration, International Relations, Political Theory, Comparative Government and Politics, Political Economy.

(iii) Senior Lecturer

  • A candidate for this post must possess a good first degree and Ph.D. in Political Science with at least five (5) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidate must possess evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals and ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer I for a minimum of three years. Candidates must be in a position to teach in at least two of the following:
    • Political Theory
    • Political Economy
    • Public Administration
    • International Relations
    • Comparative Politics
    • Research Methodology

(iv) Lecturer I

  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D degree in Political Science with not less than four (4) years teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidate must also have the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level with evidence of practical skills and competence.
  • Evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals is also required in addition to ability to supervise post-graduate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer II for a minimum of three years.
  • He/She must be able to teach in at least two of the areas listed in (iii) above

(v) Lecturer II
  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D degree in Political Science from a recognized university. Candidate must have considerable number of publications in learned journals. He/She must be able to teach in at least two of the areas listed in (iii) above.

(vi) Assistant Lecturer
A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and M.Sc. in the relevant area and must have registered for the Ph.D. programme.

e.) Department of Psychology
(i) Professor

  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in respective field from a recognized University with not less than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience since a becoming Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • He/She must have the ability to provide academic leadership.
  • Candidates who have been Senior Lecturers for a minimum of six years may be considered for appointment. 
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in addition to evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • A candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been an Associate Professor for a minimum of three years.

Areas of specialisation:
Clinical/Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Social/Environmental Psychology, Forensic/Legal Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Developmental Psychology.

(ii) Associate Professor
  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in the respective field from a recognized University with at least eight (8) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required in additionto evidence of ability to supervise post-graduate students including doctorate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must also have sufficient administrative experience and must have been a Senior Lecturer for a minimum of three years.

Areas of Specialisation:

as in (i) above.

(iii) Lecturer I
  • Candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree and Ph.D. degree in Psychology from a recognized University with at least four (4) years of teaching and research experience since becoming a Lecturer II in a University or comparable institution of higher learning.
  • Candidate must also have the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level with evidence of practical skills and competence.
  • Evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals is also required in addition to ability to supervise post-graduate students in areas of expertise.
  • Candidate must have been a Lecturer II for a minimum of three years.

Areas of Specialisation:
as in (i) above.

Salaries and Allowances:
  • Professor - CONUASS 7 (N2,485,099.00 – N3,209,140.00) per annum
  • Associate Professor - CONUASS 6 (N2,053,124.00 – N2,684,096.00) per annum
  • Senior Lecturer - CONUASS 5 (N1,653,415.00 – N2,348,299.00) per annum
  • Lecturer I - CONUASS 4 (N1,122,751.00 – N1,444,535.00) per annum
  • Lecturer II - CONUASS 3 (N897,501.00 – N1,074,314.00) per annum
  • Assistant Lecturer - CONUASS 2 (N794,260.00 – N957,402.00) per annum.

Conditions of Service
As contained in the approved conditions governing service of Senior Staff of the University.

Method of Application
Detailed application (10) ten copies should include candidate's Curriculum Vitae as follows:-
  • Names in full
  • Place and date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Present Postal Address
  • Sex
  • Email
  • Statements of experience including full details of former and present post.
  • Current Research Details of Publications including: Authorship; Candidates should state their contributions; evidence to support the contribution should be produced where possible.
  • Names of Journals in which they are published and Date of publication. Other activities outside current employment. Names and addresses of three referees.
  • Proposed date of availability for duties, if appointed. In addition to stating the names and addresses of the referees, applicants should request their referees to forward reference on their behalf direct to the Deputy Registrar (Academic Staff Unit), University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.
  • Phone (Mobile)
  • Nationality at Birth
  • State/Local Government Area
  • Marital Status
  • Number and ages of Children
  • Secondary and Post Secondary Education (including dates and Institution)
  • Academic and Professional qualifications (including Distinctions with dates)
Applications and supporting materials should be forwarded to:

The Deputy Registrar
(Academic Staff Unit), Second Floor, Senate House,
University of Lagos, Akoka,
Lagos.


NB: Applicants from the range of Professorship to Lectureship I should include a bound copy of their publications to their applications.


Application Deadline 6th August, 2013

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