Head of Department – Economics needed at Miva Open University – Apply Now

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Job title : Head of Department – Economics

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : June 09, 2023

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Overall Function

  • As the Head of Department for Economics at Miva Open University, you will play a vital role in leading and managing the Economics department.
  • You will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing academic programs, and fostering a dynamic learning environment.
  • The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of Economics education, and a passion for delivering high-quality online education.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a clear vision and strategic plan for the Economics Department in alignment with the university’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership to faculty and staff, fostering a culture of academic excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Set departmental goals and objectives, monitor progress, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Ensure the development and delivery of high-quality, up-to-date, and relevant economics programs that meet the needs of students and industry.
  • Oversee curriculum design, review, and enhancement processes to maintain program quality and alignment with accreditation standards.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a team of qualified and dedicated economics faculty members.
  • Provide leadership and support to faculty in curriculum delivery, instructional methodologies, and research activities
  • Ensure the provision of effective academic support services to students, including advising, mentoring, and career guidance.
  • Promote student engagement and success through the development of co-curricular activities, internships, and partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Foster collaborations and partnerships with other academic departments, institutions, industry professionals, and relevant organizations.
  • Engage with external stakeholders to identify and respond to emerging trends and opportunities in the field of economics.
  • Represent the department at university-level meetings, conferences, and events, advocating for the department’s interests and contributions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Ph.D in Economics or a related field.
  • University teaching experience, with a minimum rank of Senior Lecturer.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within an academic institution, preferably in an online distance learning environment.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in Economics education, including curriculum development and instructional methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and mentor faculty members, promoting excellence in teaching and research.
  • Familiarity with online learning platforms, instructional technologies, and learning management systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • A passion for online education and a commitment to providing high-quality learning experiences for students.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

N1,200,000 – N1,500,000 Net Monthly, with benefits.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Application Letter to: jobs@miva.university using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Applicants’ Curriculum Vitae should outline their academic and professional qualifications as well as their work experience in reverse chronological order with their current, or most recent job first.
  • We are determined to change the tertiary landscape in the African region. This is an ambitious objective and we look forward to having a personal conversation with you to take things forward. Thank you for your interest.
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