Director, Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Job Description

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, announces for the information of the Academic Community and the General Public, the following vacancies, effective, 1ST NOVEMBER, 2024:

Title: Director, Institute of Distance Learning (IDL)

Job Summary

• The Director is the Head of the Institute. He is to provide leadership and promote efficiency and good governance for the Institute, which has Teaching and Learning Centres in ten (10) of the sixteen (16) regions with over 15,000 students across the country.
• The Institute of Distance Learning provides quality, flexible and demand driven, continuing tertiary education programmes using blended approach of face-to-face and online delivery sessions.

The Person

The Director of the IDL;

• Must be of Professorial Rank or equivalent Grade.
• Must have the drive to develop and implement innovative tools and platforms to enhance the distance learning education experience through new technology advancements.
• Must have a strategic plan to ensure the technical infrastructure at the IDL supports the efficient delivery of distance learning programmes and strengthens the Institute’s online presence.
• Must be able to seek external funding opportunities, including grants and partnerships, to support distance learning initiatives.
• Must be able to leverage on Information Technology to provide professional development opportunities to enhance teaching effectiveness and technological proficiency and to expand the scope of the Institute.
• Must possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills and be sound and impartial in judgement.

Terms of Appointment

• The Appointment, which is full-time, shall be for THREE (3) YEARS in the first instance before attaining the compulsory retiring age of SIXTY (60). The appointment may be subject to renewal for another term of Three (3) Years (after evaluation of performance) altogether making a maximum of Six (6) Years. The Candidate may opt to be a Faculty Member after serving the Six-Year Term.
• Salary and fringe benefits attached to the post are attractive.

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested Candidates are requested to submit SIX (6) copies of application package comprising an Application Letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a 3-paged Vision Statement (font style – Times New Roman; font size – 12; and line spacing-1.5) and Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees.

Applications should be forwarded under REGISTERED COVER marked “APPLICATION FOR DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE LEARNING” to reach the following addresses, not later than, 31ST JULY, 2024.

The Chairman
Search Committee for Director
School of Graduate Studies
The Registrar
Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology, Kumasi
Private Mail Bag
University Post Office


The Chairman
Search Committee for Director
School of Graduate Studies
The Office Manager
Universities of Ghana Overseas Office
Ghana Universities House
321 City Road
United Kingdom

Closing Date: 31 July, 2024

July 2024