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Applications are invited for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.

The University Council is looking for an outstanding individual who can fulfil our vision to be the University of Choice for local, regional and international students, and to be a leading knowledge hub amongst Indian Ocean nations.

General information on the University of Seychelles can be obtained through the website

Job Description

The Vice-Chancellor is accountable on a day-to-day basis to the Chair of Council and, ultimately, to the Chancellor.

17.4 The Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible for:
(a) managing and directing the university in its academic, administrative, financial, personnel and other activities;
(b) employing, and exercising disciplinary control over, the employees of the university;
(c) approving the internal procedures and regulations of the university related to administration and academic matters;
(d) the registration and, where deemed necessary, the dismissal of learners;
(e) the financial control of the university, and the proper management, use and disposal of its property;
(f) the conduct of academic activities, research and social or other activities of the university;
(g) submitting to the University Council and the Senate and the Tertiary Education Commission an annual report on the
activities of the university and an annual report on its income and expenditure;
(h) making arrangements for the award of university qualifications and other distinctions;
(i) summoning the University Council, Senate and Faculty Boards;
(j) ensuring that any elections required by the Charter are held accordingly;
(k) performing other functions assigned to the Vice-Chancellor by law and the Charter; and
(l) discharging such other functions as the University Council may from time to time determine.

17.5 The Vice-Chancellor may delegate any function referred to in sub-Clause 17.4 to any other officer on the condition that the officer shall be answerable to the Vice- Chancellor for the performance of those functions.

17.6 With the approval of the Council, the Vice-Chancellor may wish to appoint designated senior management positions.

17.7 In performing his or her functions the Vice-Chancellor shall be subject to such policies as may be determined from time to time by the University Council and shall be answerable to the University Council for the efficient and effective management of the university and for the due performance of those functions.

Person Specification
The qualifications and prior experience of a Vice-Chancellor may vary widely but the following will be regarded as essential:

  • extensive experience of working in a university;
  • an excellent record in senior management;
  • evidence of creative thinking and innovation;
  • an ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • integrity of the highest order.

Conditions of Appointment
The successful candidate will be employed on a contract of three years, renewable subject to review of performance.

Appointment Procedures
Candidates are required to submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae that includes details of three referees. These referees will not be contacted until a later stage in the process and only then with the consent of the candidate.

How To Apply

Interested candidate(s) are requested to Sign-up or login to apply now or All applications should be sent electronically to the Human Resource Manager: [email protected]


In order to increase your chances of a successful selection, kindly ensure that your application is complete and that all relevant information such as your qualifications have been provided with your application.   Otherwise, the Employer reserves the right not to consider your application for selection.

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