The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, experienced, and distinguished academic/research professionals to be considered for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor for LUANAR which will fall vacant soon.
LUANAR is the third public University in Malawi. It was established through Act of parliament No. 9 of 2011 by delinking Bunda College of Agriculture from the University of Malawi and integrating the Natural Resources College which was established under a Trust. LUANAR was operationalised on 1st July, 2012. The University has a current enrolment of 13,950 students in five faculties (Agriculture, Development Studies, Food and Human Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Veterinary Sciences and Postgraduate Studies) on three campuses (Bunda Campus, NRC Campus, and the City Campus). In addition to the campus-based education, LUANAR operates the Open and Distant Learning (ODL) Programme, currently with centres in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
POSITION: THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor assists the Vice Chancellor in overseeing the day-to-day administration of the University and he/she shall see to it that the goals of the University are met. He/she is responsible for Academic and Research affairs of the University. This is an exceptionally challenging and rewarding role, with a broad range of responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall include:
1. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
2. RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
3. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
4. MARKETING AND PUBLICITY
The candidate for the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor of LUANAR must be a distinguished scholar/administrator with outstanding academic and administrative records. He/she must be a proven manager of human and material resources.
TENURE OF THE POST AND REMUNERATION PACKAGE
The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of four years and be eligible for re-appointment for further terms of office based on satisfactory performance. The candidate shall be offered an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with seniority of the position and qualifications.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested Candidates who meet the above conditions should submit 3 copies of their applications, which should include an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae giving names and addresses of three traceable referees and copies of their qualifications under confidential cover on or before (Friday, 2nd July, 2021) to:
The University Registrar and Secretary to Council
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 219
Candidates should ensure that the hard copy is accompanied by a full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF and MS Word format to:
with a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor”. Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.