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 Vice-Chancellor for LUANAR which will fall vacant soon.
LUANAR is the third public University in Malawi. It was established through Act 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 13,940 students in seven faculties (Agriculture, Development Studies, Food and Human Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Postgraduate Studies, Natural Science and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine) on two Colleges (Bunda, NRC) and one campus (The City campus). In addition to the college/campus-based education, LUANAR operates the Open and Distant Learning (ODL) Programme, currently with centres in
Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. LUANAR’s vision is to become a world class university and in the pursuit of this vision, the University is implementing its second five-year strategic plan.
Given its multi-college/campus/centre nature and its rapid expansion within the short period of its existence, the University offers unique challenges to its Chief Executive, the Vice Chancellor, who is expected to drive the institution’s vision and agenda. The ViceChancellor shall therefore lead the University into its third phase of development including implementation of its 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan and the long-term strategic plan.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and academic head of the University. The Vice-Chancellor oversees 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 to the University Council for the management of the human, monetary and material resources of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise general superintendence over the University and shall see to it that the provisions of the Law, the Statutes, Policies and Regulations of the University are observed, and he/she may exercise such powers as may be necessary or expedient for that purpose. The Vice-Chancellor must therefore be always competent to advise Council on any matter affecting the policy, finance, and administration of the University.
The success of his/her job will depend on their ability to lead, motivate, and inspire academic, administrative, and non-academic staff as well as students and all other stakeholders to work towards
becoming a world class university. The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Chancellor shall include:
3. Academic Affairs
4. Marketing and Publicity
The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor of LUANAR must be a distinguished scholar with outstanding academic and administrative records. He/she must be a proven manager of human and material resources. Specifically:
Tenure of the Post and Remuneration Package
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 4th June 2021) to:The University Registrar and Secretary to Council
The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by a full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS Word format to:
the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Vice-Chancellor”. Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.