Career Opportunities at American University of Nigeria

This is to inform the general public that American University of Nigeria 2022 recruitment portal is currently open for application and the school management invites interested and qualified persons who wish to build and advance their careers to submit an application of their preferred position.

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The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

American University of Nigeria (AUN), sub awardees to Creative Associates on the USAID Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) To Read Activity, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Teacher Professional Development Advisor (TPD)

Location: Abuja

Background

  • American University of Nigeria (AUN) is Africa’s premier development University. Since 2006, AUN faculty and staff have been researching and developing solutions to development and humanitarian challenges faced by Nigeria.
  • As part of this focus, AUN is a sub-partner to Creative Associates International on the USAID-funded five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read Activity in Bauchi and Sokoto states
  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and the select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and “On-demand technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second-grade pupils.

Position Summary

  • The TPD Advisor will lead integrated state and Local Government Education Authorities, State Universal Basic Education Board, and School-Based Management Committee working groups and steering committees to identify education priorities, assess education standards; review and strengthen the instructional quality, and teacher performance assessments, and strengthen instructional quality standards.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least six years of general work experience, with at least four years in a leadership role in a conflict or crisis-affected country context.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or tearns of staff required.
  • At least five years of relevant technical experience working with activities of a similar scope to this activity.
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade literacy materials, training
  • programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, preferred.
  • At least five years of technical experience in developing and implementing TPD plans and results-based management.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is highly desired, and advanced proficiency is required.

 

 

 

Job Title: Coaching and Mentoring Advisor (CMA

Location: Abuja

Background

  • American University of Nigeria (AUN) is Africa’s premier development University. Since 2006, AUN faculty and staff have been researching and developing solutions to development and humanitarian challenges faced by Nigeria.
  • As part of this focus, AUN is a sub-partner to Creative Associates International on the USAID-funded five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read Activity in Bauchi and Sokoto states
  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and the select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and “On-demand technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second-grade pupils.

Position Summary

  • Work with state governments and other stakeholders map and review existing education policy frameworks, especialy focused on primary schooling access, instruction quality, and management
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver coaching activities in content and program areas.
  • Develop strategic methods to improve instructional support for pupils.
  • Design training that assists teachers in meeting data-driven, collaboratively determined goals.
  • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least six years of general work experience, with at least four years in a leadership role in a conflict or crisis-affected country context.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • At least five years of relevant technical experience working with activities of a similar scope to this activity.
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade literacy materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, preferred.
  • At least five years of technical experience in developing and implementing TPD plans and results-based management
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization Implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is highly desired, and advanced proficiency is required.

 

 

 

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Job Title: Teacher Performance Specialist (TPS)

Locations: Bauchi & Sokoto

Background

  • American University of Nigeria (AUN) is Africa’s premier development University. Since 2006, AUN faculty and staff have been researching and developing solutions to development and humanitarian challenges faced by Nigeria.
  • As part of this focus, AUN is a sub-partner to Creative Associates International on the USAID-funded five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read Activity in Bauchi and Sokoto states
  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and the select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and “On-demand technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second-grade pupils.

Position Summary

  • Work with state Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEB) staff, and Ministry of Education Staff to review and revise teaching and learning materia’s for primary education.
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver TPD sessions for School Support Officers (550)
  • Develop strategic methods to improve instructional support for pupis.
  • Design training that assists teachers in meeting datadriven, collaboratively determined goals.
  • Ensure technical coordination of statelevel activities and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience as a teacher trainer preferred
  • Teaching experience /supervisory experience at the primary school level required
  • At least 4 years of general work experience, with at least 2 years in a leadership role in a conflict or crisisaffected country context.
  • At least three years of experience developing teaching and learning materials in the area of reading
  • At least three years of relevant technical experience working with activities of a similar scope to this activity.
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade literacy materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, preferred.
  • At least three years of technical experience in developing and implementing TPD plans and results-based management.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Fuency in written and spoken English is highly desired, and advanced proficiency is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Hausa is required.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE)

Location: Yola, Adamawa

About the Role

  • The School of Business and Entrepreneurship of the American University of Nigeria seeks to appoint an inspirational researcher, teacher, and educational leader to a Visiting Professorship of Entrepreneurship for one year in the first instance.
  • The position is generously sponsored in memory of Mary Ajoke Taiwo.
  • You will be an inspirational researcher, teacher, and educational leader in Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, who can work with academic and professional colleagues to develop opportunities for income generation through research, knowledge exchange, consultancy, and short courses.
  • Additionally, you will contribute to teaching and supervision on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in line with your subject expertise, including our growing PhD doctorate program.
  • Furthermore, the post offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub together with AUN’s Atiku Institute.
  • With a Degree plus PhD, you will have experience developing networks in academia, business, and local government.
  • You will have a record of research and/or consultancy income generation.
  • You will also have successful teaching experience at the Higher Education level in Entrepreneurship and other relevant subject areas and excellent written and oral communication skills, which are essential for this role.

About You

  • With a Degree plus Ph.D in Entrepreneurship or a relevant subject, you will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of publications in the subject area at the national and international level and a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and research-based teaching.
  • We are looking for someone with a keen interest in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our diverse cohorts of students.
  • In addition, you will have experience in developing networks in academia, business, and local government and expertise in leading initiatives in student entrepreneurship and enterprise.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Civil and Environmental Program, School of Engineering

Location: Yola, Adamawa

The Position

  • The right candidate should be an outstanding scholar with strong experience in program development in civil and environmental engineering.
  • The successful candidate should have experience with both Nigerian and US higher education systems (as administrator, faculty, or student).
  • S/he will play a key role in establishing two new civil and environmental engineering programs based on a combination of the American higher education model and all guidelines of the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC).
  • Areas of potential focus in the new programs may include (but are not limited to) Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Sanitary, and Waste Engineering, Transport, Highway, and Railway Engineering.

Requirements

  • The position requires a strong record of teaching, research, and service; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The person of choice will be a candidate for the founding Chair of the future Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Therefore, he/she shall have administrative experience, people- and resource-management skills, mentoring abilities, and should be capable of working and thriving in a team.
  • Over her/his first 2-3 years, the candidate will be teaching general engineering courses.

 

 

 

Job Title: Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Location: Yola, Adamawa

The Position

  • Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the School provides academic leadership and operational management for the School consistent with the University’s mission, strategic direction, and identity as an entrepreneurial and development oriented higher education institution.
  • The Dean plays a critical role in supporting program innovation and improving student experience aligned to needs of business, development needs of the region and nation, is a critical interface for collaborative ventures with other segments of the University, industry partners and international organizations on shared goals.
  • The Dean plays a vital role in enabling research across the key domains of all academic business areas supporting a vibrant academic culture.

Requirements

  • A Doctorate Degree from an internationally-recognized and accredited university.
  • A strong commitment to development, an understanding of the essential values of academic integrity, civility, collegiality and diversity in a community of learners, and a distinguished record of achievements in scholarship and service are also required.
  • The Dean would normally be expected to be at least an Associate Professor with substantial academic experience.
  • Candidates who have experience working on business and entrepreneurship development projects are especially encouraged to apply as well as experience supervising and participating in funded projects.
  • At least 5 (five) years of senior level administrative experience at an institution of higher education; 2 – 4 years’ experience as a Dean is a desirable.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to build effective institutional partnerships.
  • Demonstrable ability to clearly articulate the School’s vision and mission to stakeholders, including t students, faculty, alumni, and external funding agencies.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Vice President, Finance / Bursar

Location: Yola, Adamawa

Summary of Duties

  • The Vice President, Finance/Bursar provides executive leadership for financial and strategic planning, budgeting, and business operations.
  • S/he is a Principal Officer, and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the University.
  • S/he is responsible for the administration and Control of Financial Affairs and the provision of accounting services for the University.
  • As a member of the President’s Executive Council, the VP participates in the development of University objectives, policies, and plans.
  • The Vice President, Finance is the treasurer of the University with responsibility for leadership and policy development for financial management, institutional liability, and other external contracts and auxiliary services.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or closely related field required.
  • ICAN, CPA, IFRS or equivalent professional qualification.
  • At least 10 years of progressive responsible experience in fiscal finance management in a not-for-profit position with significant business and fiscal responsibilities.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of accounting principles, investment practices, planning and budget development, debt structures, capital construction, risk management, health and safety issues, security, physical plant, compliance with tax, environmental and related state and federal laws and regulations is desired.
  • Track record of success with automating financial and accounting reporting systems.

 

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications to: resumes@aun.edu.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Applications should include:

  • A focused CV to include evidence of teaching quality (for example, recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition) and external engagement and student entrepreneurship experience,
  • A brief (one page) outline of your research activities and plans for the next three years.

Note

  • As part of the selection process, you may be asked to present to the Business and Entrepreneurship members on your teaching and research or teaching and scholarship.
  • AUN is an equal-opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion, or marital status.

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