According to a UL press release issued Thursday, August 18, 2016, the University seeks a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader in higher education, and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must possess notable professional standards, integrity, and demonstrate a commitment to work with faculty, students, staff and the Board of Trustees to promote the development of the University. He or she will serve as Chief Executive Officer and work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure that the University implements its strategic goals and promote its broad range of academic programs. Those programs are situated on four campuses (Fendall, Medical, Capitol Hill, and Straz-Sinje) within nine (9) undergraduate colleges, three (3) professional schools, five (5) graduates programs, and five (5) institutes.
The six undergraduate colleges include Liberia College, the College of Social Science and Humanities, the W.V.S. Tubman Teachers College, the College of Business and- Public Administration, the T.J.R. Faulkner College of Science and Technology, the William R. Tolbert College of Agriculture and Forestry, the College of General Studies for adult and part-time students, and three recently established colleges, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and Midwifery, and a junior college, the David A. Straz, Jr.-Sinje College of Science and Technology. Also, the five graduate programs (MBA/MPA, Education Administration and Supervision, International Studies, Regional Planning and Peace Studies) have been consolidated and formalized into the UL Graduate School. The three professional schools include the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy. Institutes at UL include the Confucius Institute, the Research Institute, the Kofi Annan Institute of Conflict Transformation, the Institute for Population Studies, and the Institute for Policy Studies and Research.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to appear in person for a face to face interview and participate in community forums. Further information about the University can be found on its website: www.ul.edu.lr.
Founded in 1862 as Liberia College, the institution became the University of Liberia in 1951 by an Act of the National Legislature. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 students from all parts of the country, as well as foreign students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. The President of the Republic of Liberia is Visitor to the University of Liberia and the authority for the governance over the University is vested in the Board of Trustees.