Vacancy: Director Centre for Disability Studies and Advocacy at UG Legon

Vacancy: Director, Centre for Disability Studies and Advocacy at UG Legon

The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Director, Centre for Disability Studies and Advocacy.

POSITION: Director, Centre for Disability Studies and Advocacy

REPORTING TO: Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs



The establishment of the Centre for Disability Studies and Advocacy (CEDSA) was approved by the University Council in April 2022. CEDSA builds upon the existing structures and work of the University’s Office of Students with Special Needs (OSSN).

The Centre aims to ensure that the rights of and respect for persons with disabilities are institutionalized in the culture of the University and the society at large through high-quality research, teaching, learning and advocacy. This will be achieved through disability research, dissemination, advocacy, academic programmes and short courses/training and support services for students and staff with disabilities.


1. The Director will provide leadership in the setting up of the newly established Centre and ensure implementation of the objectives and activities of the Centre.

2. The Director is responsible for providing leadership to the Centre and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed by the University Act and Statutes, or as may be determined by the Council, the Academic Board and the Centre Management Committee.

3. The Director is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the Centre are duly carried out by members of the Centre.

4. The Director is also responsible for the general administration of the Centre in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.

For the purposes of the development of relevant graduate and short courses, the Director will work through the College of Humanities.



The successful candidate must:

1. be of professorial status from an academic/research institution or a person from industry eligible for that position.

2. be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines.

3. provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the Centre.

4. demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development.

5. have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the Centre.


The Director shall hold office for three years on terms and conditions recommended by the Appointments Board and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.



Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through (Electronic copy only). Hard copy applications will not be accepted.


The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following:

i. Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at


ii. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.

iii. A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision. The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at:


Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Applications should be submitted not later than Friday 19th April 2024.


Additionally, applicants should request two clearly marked letters of reference from persons familiar with their professional competencies, to be sent directly to the Registrar, through at the latest by Friday 3rd May 2024.



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