University of Cape Coast (UCC) Recruitment 2020

“University of Cape Coast (UCC) Recruitment 2020”

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Recruitment 2020.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) was established in October 1962, primarily to serve as a leader in teacher education in the country. It was elevated to the status of a full and independent University by an Act of Parliament in 1971 (Act 390) and subsequently the University of Cape Coast Law 1992 (PNDC Law 278). It is an equal opportunity University, uniquely placed to provide a quality education through the provision of comprehensive liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative and morally responsible citizens. The University of Cape Coast currently has a total student population of 70,300 comprising 21,617 Regular students, 8,152 Sandwich students, and 40,531 Distance Learning students.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


• Hold a terminal degree in Theatre or Film Studies from a reputable University
• Demonstrate the capacity to establish and lead a vibrant research team to win grants for cutting-edge research
• Demonstrate the capacity to develop national and international collaborations to support graduate-level research and teaching across disciplines
• University teaching experience at the Senior Lecturer rank

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Job Description

• Teaching courses in Theatre Studies, preferably in Technical Theatre
• Teaching Master’s and PhD students
• Supervision of MPhil and PhD theses.

Job Title: Research Fellow – Grants and Contract Management Administrator

Key Duties/Responsibilities

• Identified and maintains research grant sources, and disseminates research funding opportunities
• Coordinates the setting up of teams of proposal development and provides pre-award support
• Prepares all contracts and portfolios for research, grants and consultancies
• Keeps a complete and accurate database of contracts for sub-awards research, grants and consultancies
• Seeks and manages UCC and DRIC’s registration with international institutes that have research grants and other grant platforms
• Reviews proposals for completeness and compliance with the national and institutional regulations/policies/guidelines/procedures as well as administrative, financial and programmatic (grant project performance) reporting requirements of the award
• Liaises with principal investigators, subcontractors, sponsored project offices and funding agencies


• Minimum of PhD/MPhil (Masters with thesis) in a relevant discipline
• Additional qualification in Project Management, International Development, or Research Administration will be an advantage
• Extensive experience in proposal development for research grants and consultancy services, including the identification preparation and implementation of research grant
• Extensive experience in sourcing for grants and securing external grants and project funding
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, national and institutional policies,  regulations, guidelines, practices and procedures and research grants
• Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good planning, organisational and administrative skills
• Good IT skills and understanding of centralised database management system

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Job Title: Research Fellow – Industry, Innovation, Outreach

Key Duties/Responsibilities

• Links industry with researchers and sets up a funding mechanism
• Identifies linkages of philanthropic individuals and agencies with UCC
• Maintain links with industry payers and keep a complete and accurate database on same
• Seeks patent registration for works of innovation
• Seeks linkages with industry to commercialize innovative research findings
• Liaises with Faculties/schools to keep a record of staff extension services, including identifying relevant areas of support in the community
• Mobilises support for identified areas of need in the community through research or any other means
• Prepares policy briefs for engagement with national policymakers
• Handles business negotiations and teaming agreements with collaborators
• Identifies, coordinates and compiles research business development and strategic research plans of faculty, staff and students

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• Minimum of PhD/MPhil (Masters with thesis) in a relevant discipline
• Additional qualification in Marketing or Business Administration will be an advantage
• Effective networking skills and connect with business and industry
• Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property rights (patents, copyright and related rights)

• Familiarity with the process of turning fresh ideas into great products and services
• Effective client liaison and ability to build relationships
• Good interdisciplinary working skills
• Excellent client liaison and ability to build relationships
• Good planning, organisational and administrative skills
• Good IT skills and understanding of centralized database management system

Selection Criteria

Qualified/shortlisted applicant will be:

• Interacted with by DRIC
• Interviewed by the University

How To Apply for UCC Recruitment

Interested applicants who meet the above-listed criteria should please submit completed application forms (obtainable from the university website: Senior Members Application Form – Teaching or Office of the Director, Directorate of Human Resource, University of Cape Coast and comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with relevant supporting documents to:

The Registrar
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast

Application Deadline: 14th August 2020.

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