University of Ghana

  • Accra
  • University of Ghana
Job Description:

  • The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Dean, School of Performing Arts, College of Humanities, to take effect from 1st August 2024.

    POSITION: Dean, School of Performing Arts
    REPORTING TO: Provost, College of Humanities

    OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE: The College of Humanities shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units and by these specific objectives, to:

    • Create synergy for interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law.
    • Provide faculty and students with skills in its various fields to contribute to the development needs of the country.
    • Establish and promote international networks of Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law.
    • Enhance the sharing of human, financial and material resources.

    The School of Performing Arts comprises the following Departments:

    • Department of Dance Studies
    • Department of Theatre Arts
    • Department of Music


    • The Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the School and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed by the University Act and Statutes, or as may be determined by the Council, the Academic Board and the School Management Committee.
    • The Dean is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the School are duly carried out by members of the School.
    • The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the School in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    The successful candidate must:

    • Be of professorial status from an academic/research institution or a person from industry eligible for that position.
    • Be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines.
    • Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the School.
    • Demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development.
    • Have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the School.


    • A Dean shall hold office for 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 (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:

    • Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at /.
    • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.
    • A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.
    • The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at: .
    • Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at .

    Closing Date: 17 November, 2023

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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