University of Liberia at Fendall Campus


The University of Liberia, Liberia’s flagship institution of higher learning, is accepting applications or nominations for the position of president. 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 22,000 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 of the University of Liberia and the authority for the governance over the University is vested in the Board of Trustees.

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, seven (7) graduate programs, and five (5) institutes.

The nine undergraduate colleges include Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanity, the W.V.S. Tubman College of Education, the A. Romeo Horton College of Business and Public Administration, the T.J.R. Faulkner College of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, the William R. Tolbert, Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry, the School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies for adult and part-time students, the College of Engineering, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a junior college, the David A. Straz-Sinje Technical and Vocational College. Also, the seven graduate programs (MBA/MPA, Education, International Studies, Regional Planning, Peace Studies, Environmental Science and Public Health) 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 School 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 an interview and participate in

Community forums. Further information about the University can be found on its website:


Specifically, the successful candidate should possess and demonstrate broad leadership qualities and experience, including the following:

  • At least 5-10 years of proven leadership and management experience in a senior position in higher education;
  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution or its equivalent;
  • A strong commitment to academic quality and excellence in teaching, research, and service;
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique needs of higher education in Liberia;
  • High ethical standards;
  • A demonstrated ability to articulate the mission and needs to the various constituencies of the university, including the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and collaborating partners;
  • An enduring ability to listen to students, faculty, staff, and the University family as a whole and to create an inclusive environment characterized by collegiality and shared responsibility;
  • High commitment to, and the ability for fundraising and advocacy for increased support from Government and sources such as concessions, corporations, foundations, and major donors to sustain the Endowment Fund of the University;
  • Building and maintaining productive linkages with institutions of higher learning and education support organizations at home and abroad;
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic freedom and shared governance;
  • An appreciation and understanding of the dynamics and nuances of Liberian cultural, social, and political environment and its effects on the University.


Complete application must include the items below:

  • A letter of interest;
  • A Vision statement of not more than one thousand words, single-space in MSWORD with 12 font in Times New Roman;
  • Three certified sealed copies of the University transcripts of their doctoral degrees from an internationally recognized and accredited University;
  • A current curriculum vitae including three references with email address and telephone numbers
  • Three passport size photos
  • Summary of their doctoral dissertations published in Dissertation Abstracts International including the reference numbers of the Dissertation;

Applications should be sent to the following postal or email address. Please note that all international applications should be forwarded via Federal Express, DHL, or any reputable courier operating in Liberia.

Chairperson, UL Presidential Search Committee

C/O Office of the President

University of Liberia

Capitol Hill

Monrovia, Liberia


Submitted by the University of Liberia President Search Committee

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