Non-Academic Staff Recruitment at American University of Nigeria

We are delighted to inform the general public that the American University of Nigeria is currently open for application. The school management invites interested and qualified persons who wish to build and advance their careers at American University of Nigeria to submit an application for his/her preferred position

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.

We invite applications and nominations for the positions below:


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.


  • 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.




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.


  • 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: Academic Registrar

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Office of the Vice President Administration/ University Registrar

Summary of Duties

  • The Academic Registrar reports to the University Vice President for Administration/Registrar and is responsible for the maintenance, integrity and verification of the university’s academic records; and those processes, such as course registration, grade distribution and requirement tracking, which produce academic records.
  • S/he develops policies and practices for registration management; monitors developments in technological systems to support registration and record-keeping functions; assumes leadership in the development, implementation and supervision of student information systems university-wide.
  • S/he provides enrollment information to the academic community and works to foster an informative and welcoming atmosphere for students, faculty and staff. The Academic Registrar is charged with maintaining accurate and up-to-date academic records for all current and previously enrolled students, including international students and providing these records to appropriate parties as required.
  • The Academic Registrar directs daily operations of the office to include maintenance of student enrollment records and transcripts, organization of registration procedures, scheduling classes and supervising the preparation of course schedules, evaluating transfer credits, and administering the award of advanced placement credits.
  • The Academic Registrar also ensures that course scheduling, enrollment, course registration, approval of transfer credit, processing of semester grades and related concerns, student leave of absences and withdrawals, and approval for graduation all progress in a timely fashion.
  • The Academic Registrar assists the Registrar and Dean of Students during orientation, academic advising and end-of-semester evaluations. The Academic Registrar also helps to share academic policies and serves on faculty curriculum committees where appropriate.


  • Master’s Degree with ten (10) years of cumulative experience in Higher Education and significant proven knowledge in Educational Records Management and/or Student Information Systems. The successful candidate should have a significant and progressive experience in a college/university office associated with student enrollment, registration, and records; experience using an Integrated Student Information Student, preferably ERP.
  • Technical skills, demonstrable understanding of the application of technology in delivering records and registration services.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with policies, regulations, and academic standards, both internal to campus and external (e.g. laws affecting student records).
  • Knowledge and experience with international student reporting through SEVIS.
  • The capability of working cooperatively with academic departments and student services area; Communication/Professionalism, a positive attitude and the ability to plan and adapt to change.
  • Creative thinker with proven analytical, management, and organization skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of AUN Policies and Procedures.




Job Title: Director of Internal Audit

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Internal Audit

Summary of Duties

  • The Director of Internal Audit reports to the President / Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for the day-to-day evaluation, internal control and performance audit of the University.
  • S/he will carefully analyse reports, statements, and accounting software of the University to ensure accurate calculations.
  • The Director of Internal Audit detects and reports any discrepancies within the University’s financial records.
  • If an error has occurred, it is their duty to trace it back to the source and make recommendations to ensure more accurate accounting in the future.
  • Also, the successful candidate will be responsible for an independent review and appraisal of the fiscal and administrative operations of the University.
  • S/he implements direct and monitors auditing policies, procedures, and standards.
  • The Director of Audit plans and conducts operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls; Develops audit procedures and systems, oversees audit findings and recommendations; and Makes recommendations based on audit observations and monitors implementations of the same.
  • S/he will work within policies included in state and federal law of Nigeria and administrative regulations of the University and perform special investigations as requested by the President/Vice-Chancellor, in addition to other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business with at least 5 years of relevant experience in Auditing
  • Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. ICAN, ANAN, ACCA
  • Possession of a higher degree will be an advantage
  • Candidate must be computer literate with a knowledge of relevant packages
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to accounting and practices.





Job Title: Registrar

Location: Yola, Adamawa


The Position of Registrar

  • In accordance with the American University of Nigeria Bye-Law [2020], the Registrar is a Principal Officer and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the University except financial matters, which fall within the jurisdiction of the Bursar.
  • The Registrar is the chief administrative officer of the University and the repository of University documents/records.
  • The Registrar is an ex-officio member of the Governing Council, and the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation AND Convocation.
  • The Registrar is a member of the University Management and Head of the University Registry.
  • The candidate must be a person of proven integrity, possess high moral character, be an excellent manager of human resources and a team player. He must be a person with proven leadership qualities and great inter-personal skills.
  • The job demands a person who can instil confidence in others as well as command loyalty and respect of people. The person must understand the complexity of a University system and be capable of harnessing the potentials of subordinates to attain the overall goals of the University.
  • The right candidate must have the ability to develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging needs of the University, command respect and engender cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University. He must enjoy good health.


  • In consonance with the American University of Nigeria Bye-Laws [2020], the appointment of Registrar is for a TERM of five [5] years.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants for the post of Registrar, American University of Nigeria should possess:

  • A good (Honours) Degree plus fifteen (15) years post qualification relevant administrative experience in a University or comparable institution, with a minimum of five (5) years at the Management level;
  • Possession of relevant higher degree or postgraduate professional qualification in appropriate field(s);
  • Candidate must be competent in the use of ICT for management services;
  • Candidate must have served for NOT less than five (5) years at the level of Deputy Registrar in a University or comparable institution;
  • Membership in the Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators [ANUPA] and relevant professional associations is mandatory.

Age Requirement:

  • Candidates for the positions of Registrar must not be above the age of sixty-one (61) years by June 2022.





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.


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume, Cover Letter and References to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion, or marital status. For more information on AUN, explore

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