Career Opportunities at Imo State University

We are delighted to inform all interested applicant who are willing to work as a staff in a state university to apply for the ongoing recruitment going on in the Imo state university

The Imo State University was established in 1981 through law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly. it was Established with the vision of pursuing the advancement of learning and academic excellence, the university has been unrelenting in the pursuit of its mission of becoming a citadel of learning, a community with the trademark of excellence in teaching, research and service to humanity, a catalyst as well as an agent for development.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions below:


Job Title: Vice Chancellor

Location: Owerri, Imo

Responsibilities / Functions
Responsibilities / Functions In accordance with the Imo State University Law No 5 of 2004, the Vice Chancellor shall:

  • In relation to the University take precedence over all other members of the University.
  • Have the general functions conferred on him by this Law, of directing the activities of the University; and
  • To the exclusion of any person or authority, be the Chief Executive Officer of the University and Chairman of Senate, Convocation and Congregation.
  • Also be a member of Council and all its Committees, including Committees wholly or partially appointed by Senate.
  • Be competent to advise Council on all matters affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University, from time to time 6. Be responsible to Council in ensuring that peace, law and order are maintained on campus; and
  • Be responsible for maintaining discipline in the University.

Qualities and Qualifications
A candidate for the post must possess the underlisted qualities and qualifications:

He should:

  • Be a University Professor with a minimum of 20 years of academic or cognate experience of which ten (10) years will be at the rank of a professor. Furthermore, the prospective candidate must possess a Ph.D in his/her discipline and must not be more than 65 years on appointment.
  • Be of very high academic standing in his/her discipline such as to command respect national and internationally;
  • Be an accomplished administrator and manager of people and resources at a level sufficiently high to pilot the affairs of the University.
  • Have the experience of leading strategic developments and innovations;
  • Have the ability to command the respect of the academic community and foster interpersonal relations and team work.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the MISSION and the mandate of Nigerian Universities, especially those of Imo State University and must possess the developmental and managerial skils to pilot Imo State University meaningfully in a developing society with rapidly changing needs and values.
  • Be a person with proven competent leadership qualities who would command the respect and loyalty of staff and students of the University, provide the necessary bridges between the various segments of the University Community on the one hand and between the University and its immediate and wider communities on the other hand;
  • Be of strong and unimpeachable character with high level of probity and integrity;
  • Be moraly sound and enjoy robust physical and mental health He should be fully ICT compliant.

Terms and Conditions of Service / Remuneration

  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Council.
  • The successful candidate will hold the post of Vice-Chancellor for a single term of 5 (five) years.




Job Title: Bursar

Location: Owerri, Imo

Responsibilities / Functions

  • The Bursar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Finance Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.
  • The Bursar should provide the University Management with appropriate advice for all the Institution’s financial transactions.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidates should have a good Honours Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related courses from a recognized University and must in addition be a member of a recognized professional accounting body such as ICAN, ANAN, ICMA, ACA, ACCA, ICPA.
  • The candidate must not be lower than the rank of a Deputy Bursar or its equivalent and must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience in financial matters with at least three (3) years spent in a University or comparable institution as a Deputy Bursar.
  • The candidate should be of high integrity as well as ICT compliant.


  • In all cases, the applicants must not be above sixty (60) years of age at the time of appointment but applicants who were appointed to the position in acting capacity before the attainment of sixty (60) years are eligible to apply.




Job Title: Registrar

Location: Owerri, Imo

Responsibilities / Functions

  • The Registrar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer of the University.
  • He/She is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administrative work of the University except for other matters for which the Bursar is responsible.
  • By virtue of this office, he/she is the Secretary to Council, Senate, Convocation, and Congregation of the University.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate should hold at least a good Honours Degree with a minimum of fifteen (15) years post-qualification administrative and professional experience in a University or comparable institution.
  • In all possession of a Ph.D degree will be of added advantage.
  • He/she must in addition, possess adequate leadership qualities and managerial ability as well as a high degree of competence, integrity, transparency and of strong moral character.
  • The candidate must not be at a level less than the equivalent of a Deputy Registrar with a minimum three (3) years experience on the rank.
  • He/she should be ICT compliant.




Job Title: Director of Works and Services

Location: Owerri, Imo

Responsibilities / Functions

  • Works Services is a Directorate in the office of the Vice-Chancellor, responsible for the Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation / Upgrading of Physical Infrastructure, Plants, Equipment, Vehicles and Public Utilities of the University.
  • The Director of Works Services shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the Directorate.
  • He/She should be able to provide appropriate leadership and advice on the Institution’s problems in the general works area.

Qualifications & Experience
The candidate for the post must possess:

  • A Degree or any equivalent qualification in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, registrable as an Engineer by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN),
  • NYSC Discharge / Exemption Certificate, Registration Certificate as an Engineer and current Practicing License by COREN
  • 15 years post qualification experience, ten years of which should be Post COREN Certification
  • 5 years as a Deputy Director, Possession of Higher Degrees and Fellowship of The Nigerian Society of Engineers will be added advantage(s)
  • He must be computer literate.




Job Title: Director of Physical Planning

Location: Owerri, Imo

Responsibilities / Functions

  • The Director of Physical Planning shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor and be able to provide appropriate leadership and advice on the University’s Physical Development Policies and Programs.

Qualification & Experience
The candidate for the post must possess:

  • A Degree or its equivalent qualification in Architecture or Civil Engineering, registrable as an Architect by Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), or as an Engineer by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN),
  • NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.
  • Registration Certificate and current Practicing License by ARCON or COREN
  • 15 years post ARCON/COREN Registration experience in a Physical Planning Directorate of a University,
  • 5 years of which as a Deputy Director, Possession of Higher Degrees, proficiency in use of CADD softwares, Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Architects or The Nigerian Society of Engineers will be added advantage(s).
  • He must be a computer literate.
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Job Title: Chief Security Officer

Location: Owerri, Imo

Qualifications & Experience
The candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • First Degree or equivalent from a recognized institution plus a Professional Certificate in Security Training from a reputable institution.
  • SSCE / NECO / WASCE / GCE O/L Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics and English is compulsory.
  • In addition, candidate must have a minimum of 19 years post qualification relevant experience in a University or other institutions of higher learning or related recognized organizations.
  • Experience in relevant arm of Law Enforcement or any of the Armed Forces at a Management / Senior level will be an added advantage, such experience should be supported with a career profile.
  • Applicants should have the experience and drive to motivate other security personnel as well as provide excellent security coverage for the whole University Community within approved schemes and calendars.

General Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Computer will be an added advantage

Conditions of Service

  • This is as applicable in the Imo State University Conditions of Service.



Job Title: Public Relations Officer

Location: Owerri, Imo

Job Description

  • The Public Relations Officer shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor and for the overall administration of Information and Public Relations Unit, propagating the activities of the University, organizing press briefing and writing rejoinders, whenever necessary, providing expert advice to the Vice-Chancellor on information matters, as well as performing any other related duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master Degree in Mass Communication or English Language from a recognized University with NYSC Certificate or Exemption Certificate, as well as at least two (2) years experience as an Information Officer in any government Institution.
  • Membership of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) or evidence of registration in an added advantage.

Salary and Conditions

  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as contained in the Imo State University Condition of Service for Senior Staff.




Job Title: Camera Man / Woman (Video and Still)

Location: Owerri, Imo

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess at least 5 credit O’Level passes
  • At least 3 years experience as a Camera Man/Woman.

Salary and Conditions

  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as contained in the Imo State University Condition of Service for Senior Staff.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above specifications must send 30 (thirty) copies of their signed Curriculum Vitae (CV) which must include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Postal Address including e-mail address and telephone contact.
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children (with age)
  • Institutions Attended (with dates)
  • Academic Qualifications (with dates), including FSLC.
  • Professional Qualifications with dates
  • Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies. Outstanding publications, discoveries or inventions giving all relevant details
  • Working experience in the University system (giving names of institution(s) and dates) Details of Administrative, Fund-attraction and Managerial Experience in the University system.
  • Specific services to local, national and international communities giving dates, institution establishment and status
  • Present Employment, Status, Salary and Employer
  • Extra-Curricular Activities, and;
  • Names and Addresses of three Referees (one of whom must, where appropriate, be the head of the establishment where the applicant Currently works).
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All Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope (s) and marked “Vice Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner of the envelope and addressed to:
The Acting Registrar,
Imo State University, Owerri,
Owerri, Imo State.


  • Each application should be accompanied by 30 (thirty) copies of a statement of the candidate’s vision for the University in the next 5 (five) years in not more than 1,000 words and not less than 600 words.
  • In the case of candidate(s) dentified and nominated by the search team, each application must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed the candidate.
  • The sealed envelope(s) containing the application should be marked Vice Chancellor at the top left-hand corner and forwarded in time to reach the Acting Registrar no later than 4 (four) weeks from the date of this publication.
  • All applications, Curriculum Vitae, Referees Reports and other relevant documents should be submitted under confidential cover.

Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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