Virtual University of Pakistan
World-Class Education at Your Doorstep
The Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) is the first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Pakistan. The University was established by the Federal Government as a public-sector and not-for-profit institution. The University accomplishes all aspects of education delivery and management by using ICT based systems. It has a footprint in over 100 cities and towns of Pakistan with enrollment exceeding 250,000 students and more than 55,000 alumni. Information about the University is available at http://www.vu.edu.pk
The University is looking for an individual to lead the institution as the Rector. According to the VU Ordinance, the Rector shall be an eminent scholar, an educationist of distinction and shall hold office for four years. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position. Distinguished scholars and administrators are also encouraged to nominate potential candidate(s) for the position, explaining the basis for the nomination in writing.
Candidates possessing a doctorate degree in the fields of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Education with specialization in E-learning pedagogy. Candidate(s) holding doctorate degree in other fields with a strong background and extensive work experience of at least 05 years in provision or management of e-learning based tertiary education may also be considered.
Candidates should be outstanding academicians of international stature. They should have attained distinguished leadership in education, academic administration and financial management with a proven track record of initiating and managing change, strategic planning and overseeing the implementation of plans through to outcomes. Candidates should have the ability to represent the University effectively, nationally and internationally, especially with Government, business and the wider community. They should also have in-depth knowledge of the major developments in higher education learning and teaching with ability to create linkages and networks.
Candidates must be less than 65 years of age on the last date of application as specified below.
As prescribed by the HEC for Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities or commensurate with the candidate’s profile, subject to approval of the Chancellor.
Interested candidates are requested to apply “on-line” for the position at http://www.vu.edu.pk/jobs according to the specified criteria. Once the “on-line” application is submitted, applicants are requested to take a print-out of the online application and attach a recent copy of curriculum-vitae, all supporting documents including a recent passport sized photograph and names of three referees with contact details. A total of six (06) sets of all documents must reach Virtual University by Aug 20th, 2019 at the address given below. Applicants must provide their postal, e-mail addresses and contact numbers. Those already in Government service should apply through proper channel. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Virtual University is an equal opportunity employer. Any misinformation, concealment of facts or attempt for canvassing will lead to disqualification of the applicant.
Secretary, Board of Governors
Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defense Road,Off Raiwind Road, Lahore. Tel: +92 42 9920 3897 Fax: +92 42 99200604