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Academic Staff Recruitment at Wigwe University Isiokpo



Academic Staff Recruitment at Wigwe University Isiokpo

Academic Staff Recruitment at Wigwe University Isiokpo Wigwe University, located in Isiokpo, Rivers State, Nigeria, is a premier teaching, research, and entrepreneurial institution of higher learning. Our mission is to create a world-class institution that caters to the educational needs of Nigerians and Africans. At Wigwe University, we are dedicated to achieving global excellence while offering a unique African experience.

Join Our Team

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team in various positions, including Professorial and Lectureship roles. If you have a passion for transformative learning, active research, and practical application, we invite you to apply and be part of a dynamic and collaborative environment that values pedagogic excellence and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Our Vision

Our goal is to cultivate a highly motivated team committed to nurturing the next generation of fearless leaders. To achieve this vision, we are seeking qualified candidates from around the world for full-time, sabbatical, visiting, and adjunct appointments. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and international perspectives enrich our community and contribute to our success.

Academic Units and Programs

We offer a range of programs under the following colleges:

College of Management and Social Sciences

1. Business Administration
2. Accounting
3. Finance
4. Economics
College of Engineering
1. Mechanical Engineering
2. Electrical & Computer Engineering

College of Arts

1. Theatre & Performing Arts
2. Fine Arts & Design
3. Film & Media
4. Music

College of Sciences & Computing

1. Computer Science
2. Software Engineering
3. Mathematical Sciences
4. Information and Communications Technology (ICT)


– Teach undergraduate courses in any of the above disciplines based on departmental needs and expertise.
– Develop and deliver engaging lectures, seminars, and workshops that promote active learning and
critical thinking.
– Conduct research and scholarly activities in any of the above disciplines to contribute to the field’s
knowledge base and enhance the university’s reputation.
– Supervise and mentor students in their research projects, theses, and dissertations.
– Participate in departmental and university service activities, including committee work and academic advising.
– Stay updated with current trends and advancements in any of the above disciplines to enhance teaching and research methodologies.
– Contribute to the development and improvement of curriculum and course materials


In all cases, candidates are required to possess appropriate knowledge & skills, and behaviours for respective discipline as well as possess teaching abilities with adequate research experience.

1. Professor: Ph.D. degree with specialization in the discipline applied for with evidence of academic
leadership in terms of publications, project design execution and monitoring, administrative
leadership, minimum 10 years of post- qualification, full time relevant teaching and research experience. We are keen on hiring only Professors with world class and distinguished Researchers who meet prescribed internationally recognized contributions. Such Professors will be moved to Research Scholar scale which offers internationally competitive remuneration. Only Professors of impeccable conducts and character need apply.
2. Associate Professor (Reader): Same as for Professor but with minimum 8 years. post qualification, full time, relevant teaching, entrepreneurial and research experience.
3. Senior Lecturer: Same as for Professor but with minimum 5 years of post-qualification, full time, relevant teaching, entrepreneurial and research experience.

4. Lecturer I: Ph.D. degree from a reputable university, with minimum 2 years of post – qualification teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly publications.
5. Lecturer II: Ph.D. Degree from a reputable University. However, fresh Ph.D. holders shall not be evaluated on the publication criterion.


– Proven teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
– Strong research record demonstrated by publications in reputable journals or other scholarly
– Expertise in any of the advertised areas and the ability to teach a range of courses within the
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
– Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a collegial academic
– Demonstrated commitment to student success and enhancing the learning experience.
– Knowledge of current pedagogical practices and ability to implement innovative teaching


We seek to build a world class institution that will be the pride of Africa and a model Centre of Excellence in Academics, Research and Entrepreneurial Exposure. Our Employee Value Proposition is top-notch and your working experience will be world class. Specifically, we offer our employees:

• A serene and world class learning environment, built to taste and to last and most fit-for-purpose with adequate and very secured Residential accommodation for our staff and students;
• A world class learning environment with modern and future-focused learning innovations and AI.
• Led by very seasoned and highly professional principal officers with international exposure,
accomplishments and experience;
• Employee value proposition that is a rich blend of the academia and industry, thereby striking an
excellent balance between the conventional University environment and a performance driven workplace.
• Security of employment which is premised on a mutually rewarding employer – employee relationship. We seek to create an environment that is both welcoming and friendly to value driven academics.
• Guarantee of a stable Academic calendar. Well-stocked Library with current publications (books, journals and electronic materials); State of the Art Laboratories, Workshops and specialized Facilities;
• Sponsorship for both international and local conferences: Research and Development Grants for value adding research works; Support for continuous academic and professional development;
• Immense opportunities for exchange programmes and collaborations with other universities/institutions across Africa and the developed world.

Application Process

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit the following documents via email to before the application deadline:
• Cover letter expressing interest in the position and summarizing teaching and research experience.
• Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications and presentations.
• Statement of teaching philosophy outlining teaching strategies and approaches.
• Statement of research interests and future research plans.
• Copies of relevant academic transcripts.
• Contact information for three professional references.
• Shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview and may be requested to provide additional materials, such as teaching evaluations or samples of scholarly work.

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Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The university reserves the right not to make any appointment if suitable candidates are not found.

Wigwe University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

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