Job Title: Director Yoruba Language CentreJob Description
The Yoruba Language Centre (YLC), approved by the Senate of the University of Ibadan in 2010, has the following aims and Objectives:
i) to be the Leader in designing, supporting and implementing functional Yoruba Language Education with a view to encouraging and promoting social interaction, integration and development;
ii) to produce well-researched materials on Yoruba Language pedagogy as a foreign and for a second language acquisition, and similarly teach Yoruba Language and Culture;
iii) to offer professional and/or support services in the Yoruba medium to various sectors within and outside academic institutions worldwide.
The centre has the following
i) Yoruba Language Acquisition (YLA)
ii) Research and Material Development (RMD)
iii) Professional and Support Services Unit (PSS)
The Centre commenced activities relating to Yoruba as a Foreign Language in September 201 0 with the Yoruba Flagship Programme for American students.
The mission of the Centre is to be an Academic Unit for Yoruba Studies which will enhance and speed up a systematic development of the Yoruba Language, serve the role of coordinating its developmental efforts by different individuals and organizations within and outside Nigeria and also encourage its use for communication at all levels of human endeavors.
Director Yoruba Language Centre
The Director of the Centre shall be a serving or retired Professor with proven and demonstrable interest in Yoruba Language and/or Culture. He/She must be literate and proficient in Yoruba, with evidence of highly significant contributions to Yoruba language pedagogy, development and application.
The successful candidate must have great leadership skills and enormous capacity to generate new ideas geared towards achieving the Centre's vision and mission. The Director shall report to the Vice-Chancellor through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Salary: CONUASS 07 (N2,485,099 x N80,449-N3,209,140)
Conditions of Appointment
For a retired Professor, the appointment, which is to commence as soon as possible, is for three (3) years but renewable for specific periods thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. However, for a serving Professor, the appointment will be to retiring age.
Fringe benefit include the following
- Residential accommodation at an approved rate or Housing allowance as may be approved from time-to-time if University accommodation is not available;
- medical attention in line with prevailing government policy:
- passages for approved Overseas trips;
- a Pension Scheme or comparable arrangement as may be approved from time- to-time by the University Council (ONLY FOR A SERVING PROFESSOR)
Method of Application
Applicants should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae (20 copies) stating:
Date of Birth (not Age),
State of Origin,
Mobile Telephone Number,
Experience in Teaching and Research,
Publications (If any)
and enclose two sets of Photostat copies of relevant Credentials. Applications should also indicate the names of three Referees and their addresses. Further information may be obtained from www.ui.edu.ng