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We are a community of educators who pride ourselves with a can-do team spirit. With the goal of empowering the next generation of youth, career options at Academic City are open to those who share our passion for experiential learning and unlocking student potential. As a member of the Academic City staff, your days on campus count toward making history in West Africa.

Featured Open Positions

Academic City Vision
Academic City College Ghana is a premium tertiary education institution designed to nurture and develop the intellectual capital on the African continent. We have a dedicated focus on innovation-driven learning through new contexts and paradigms, within a transformative learning environment. Our premium teaching talent is facilitated with a state-of-the-art campus in Haatso, Accra, including amphitheater-style lecture halls, student-engaging classroom designs, latest technology/equipment, a venture incubator, and a modern-design engineering workshop.
Comparable to educational institutions abroad, Academic City aims to drive holistic student development with a strong emphasis on activity-based learning, supplemented with entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision-making, and social-emotional learning.

Job Location
Academic City College campus, Haatso, Accra, Ghana. This is a Full-time position and the base location for the position is Accra, Ghana

Reporting
Director of Quality Assurance will report to Provost, Academic City College Ghana

Core Responsibilities
Leadership

  1. Play an active role in the institution’s academic development team to ensure the institution achieves continued success for students and meets the future needs of the local communities
  2. Establish trust and credibility with staff across the College, and external stakeholders including the local business community
  3. Attend corporation meetings and represent the College at external events, as required

 Service Delivery

  1. Oversee and manage quality assurance and enhancement activities throughout the College and its various faculties and departments
  2. Play an active role in ensuring that quality assurance and enhancement issues are appropriately considered throughout the College
  3. Manage preparations for external assessments of the College’s academic provision
  4. Lead and manage the production of relevant quality assurance literature, reports, and other documentation
  5. Develop, implement and maintain formally published regulations, in hardcopy and electronic form
  6. Advise upon and develop memoranda of agreements for all collaborative arrangements relating to credit-bearing courses and activities, both internal and external
  7. Manage the establishment and operation of collaborative links with partner institutions
  8. Responsible for the management and administration of quality assurance systems
  9. Being the key contact with regards External examining and coordination with the mentoring Universities of the College
  10. Development, management, and administration of internal and statutory student surveys, annual monitoring process, course modification process, course feasibility study and validation processes, College’s course periodic review processes
  11. Produce and provide executive summaries of all relevant internal and external documentation and outputs, as required by senior management and other audiences
  12. Produce and provide reports and other forms of assurance for the Academic Board and the Governing Council
  13. Develop academic-related policy documents
  14. Be a member of College committees and bodies and ensure that the highest of academic quality standards are met with
  15. Act as the key holder of the assessment and curricular components of the student records system
  16. Assist in the preparation of the Student Handbook and other policy documentation as required

Planning and Organizing

  1. Contribute to initiatives relating to quality assurance and enhancement at the institution
  2. Contribute to the design and development of academic policies at the College
  3. Plan and organize external quality assurance related reviews and audits
  4. Plan the College’s on-going schedule of periodic reviews and validations
  5. Produce reports as requested by the ARDAS relating to quality assurance and academic records activities.
  6. Ensure that the service provided is an appropriate fit for the needs of the College and its affiliating Universities
  7. Set and maintain strategic KPIs relating to the remit of the role, for reporting to senior management and governance level.

 Qualifications and requirements

  1. A higher degree of education in the areas of Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Communications and at least ten (10) years’ work experience in the higher education sector
  2. Extensive experience of having worked in academics, quality assurance and managing a quality department at a higher educational institution
  3. Experience of liaising with a broad range of academic and administrative staff at all levels across an institution.
  4. Experience of having worked at international Universities in North America, Europe will be an added advantage
  5. Demonstrable analytical skills with an ability to focus, coordinate and synthesize data and information, produce concise, well-written reports which are suitable for a variety of audiences and make sound decisions based on information, to deliver effective results
  6. Experience of working with external partners and stakeholders
  7. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of duties concerning confidentiality, integrity, ethical values, equality, diversity and social responsibility reflecting the College’s values
  8. Demonstrable commitment to customer service with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
  9. Ability to think quickly under pressure with an aptitude for spotting and developing solutions
  10. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Apply via email with a CV and a cover letter to careers@acity.edu.gh

Academic City Vision
Academic City is a premium tertiary education institution designed to nurture and develop the intellectual capital on the African continent. We have a dedicated focus on innovation-driven learning through new contexts and paradigms, within a transformative learning environment. Our premium teaching talent is facilitated with a state-of-the-art campus in Haatso, Accra, including amphitheater-style lecture halls, student-engaging classroom designs, latest technology/equipment, a venture incubator, and a modern-design engineering workshop.

Comparable to educational institutions abroad, Academic City aims to drive holistic student development with a strong emphasis on activity-based learning, supplemented with entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision-making, and social-emotional learning.

Reporting to
Facilities Manager will report to the Registrar, Academic City College

Responsibilities
The core responsibilities of the Facility Manager will be

  1. Coordinates and project manage multi-craft activities involved in preventive, scheduled, and emergency maintenance, cleaning, repair, and renovation of buildings, mechanical systems, physical plant, and/or grounds.
  2. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the College, regulations and local laws
  3. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  4. Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; Monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs; monitors general expenditures of the unit; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  5. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  6. Maintains compliance with departmental security, audit procedures, and university policy.
  7. Assists in facility and space usage planning; advises the administration on the application of institutional policy, regulations, and standards relating to the management of physical resources.
  8. Performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  9. Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
  10. Develops and maintains emergency/disaster preparedness and recovery plans.
  11. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of High School graduate, first-degree holders will be given preference
  2. Minimum of five years of working in a similar role, and in a supervisory capacity

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures
  2. Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  3. Project planning skills
  4. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  7. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  8. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  9. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections
  10. Knowledge of computer security and audit procedures and requirements
  11. Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance
  12. Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors
  13. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions
  14. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures
  15. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  16. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  17. Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance
  18. Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in the area of specialty
  19. Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning
Apply via email with a CV and a cover letter to careers@acity.edu.gh

Academic City Vision
Academic City is a premium tertiary education institution designed to nurture and develop the intellectual capital on the African continent. We have a dedicated focus on innovation-driven learning through new contexts and paradigms, within a transformative learning environment. Our premium teaching talent is facilitated with a state-of-the-art campus in Haatso, Accra, including amphitheater-style lecture halls, student-engaging classroom designs, latest technology/equipment, a venture incubator, and a modern-design engineering workshop.

Comparable to educational institutions abroad, Academic City aims to drive holistic student development with a strong emphasis on activity-based learning, supplemented with entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision-making, and social-emotional learning.

Responsibilities
Faculty Assistants will be assisting lecturers in their activities of teaching, research, and projects. For the role of FAs, Academic City College is looking for recent graduates and/or early-career professionals who want to make a career in academia. FAs will be responsible for performing teaching or teaching-related duties to assist faculty members, professors, department heads and other faculty. Support conduct of assessment activities, grades tests and homework, and records grades in the grade book. Assigns material in class as needed.

The core responsibilities of the Faculty Assistants will be

  • Assist faculty members with classroom instruction, exams, record keeping, and other miscellaneous projects.
  • Tutor or mentor students
  • Perform laboratory research
  • Clean labs and set up or remove specimens
  • Obtain materials needed for classes, including texts and other materials
  • Prepare presentations for lectures
  • Deliver lectures
  • Hand out assignments and grade papers
  • Proctor examinations
  • Record grades and inform students of their final grades
  • Arrange for teaching observations
  • Meet with students during office hours
  • Help professors and teachers develop course plans
  • Assist with student conferences
  • Lead discussion sections
  • Teach undergraduate courses
  • Create and write materials such as a syllabus, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, and course websites
  • Correspond with students on Blackboard or related inter-campus communication system
  • Provide librarians with assistance cataloging or displaying collections
  • Enforce laboratory rules
  • Take attendance and record responses
  • Record lectures were given by a professor

Qualifications

  1. Bachelors or Masters in a relevant subject area

Areas of study

  1. Business: Marketing, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Human Resource Management
  2. Social Sciences: Journalism, Mass Communication, Mass media,
  3. Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology
  4. Sciences: Physics, Chemistry

Knowledge/skills

  1. Working knowledge of the subject area/s.
  2. Communication skills.
  3. Interpersonal skills.
  4. Development and use of appropriate learning/teaching materials.
  5. Organizational skills.
  6. Computer literacy.

Personal qualities

  1. Ability to work on own initiative.
  2. Ability to build and maintain effective teacher/learner relationships with students.
  3. Ability to work in a team.
  4. Ability to meet deadlines
Apply via email with a CV and a cover letter to careers@acity.edu.gh

Academic City Vision
Academic City is a premium tertiary education institution designed to nurture and develop the intellectual capital on the African continent. We have a dedicated focus on innovation-driven learning through new contexts and paradigms, within a transformative learning environment. Our premium teaching talent is facilitated with a state-of-the-art campus in Haatso, Accra, including amphitheater-style lecture halls, student-engaging classroom designs, latest technology/equipment, a venture incubator, and a modern-design engineering workshop.

Comparable to educational institutions abroad, Academic City aims to drive holistic student development with a strong emphasis on activity-based learning, supplemented with entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision-making, and social-emotional learning. 

Responsibilities
The core responsibilities of the Lecturer and Sr. Lecturer positions will include

Core Teaching & Student learning

  • To engage in teaching undergraduate programs as determined by the Head of Department. The range of teaching duties may change from time to time.
  • Contribute to the design, content, learning material and delivery of specific areas of teaching and learning and the quality of teaching delivered.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the Department’s programs.
  • Take responsibility for the co-ordination of courses when appropriate to do so
  • Work per University policies and procedures to undertake an assessment of students’ work and give feedback.
  • Enhance students’ learning with the use of technology and virtual learning environment.
  • Deliver an inclusive learning environment for students.
  • Peer observation to support your professional development and that of colleagues.
  • Assist with course-related field trips, internships, and other external engagements.

Research and Scholarly-related Activities

  • Contribute to the research profile of the Department and/or institution and pursue a personal research program consistent with the Department’s research priorities.
  • Collaborate in research activities and initiatives with colleagues in and beyond the department if appropriate.
  • Engage in subject professional and pedagogy research as required to support and inform teaching activities.
  • Ensure that outcomes of research and scholarly activity are appropriately disseminated in peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Apply for grant funding and manage, as appropriate, any grants which are secured.

General activities

  • To work within and actively support the policies and practices of Academic City College.
  • To participate in communication structures such as course team and department meetings to support effective management arrangements and promote good relations with staff and students.
  • To ensure that the university’s cross-cutting goals of entrepreneurial thinking, inclusive collaboration, critical reasoning, constructive communication, ethical conduct, and sustainability inform all activity related to the role.
  • Establish contacts within the wider community where possible and begin to form ethical relationships for future collaboration.
  • Take part in relevant internal committees and working groups.
  • To work within a framework of effective governance, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, legislation policies, and procedures.
  • To be responsible for your continuing self-development.
  • Contribute to the wider mission and reputation of the institution with active involvement in activities contributing to general university life e.g. open days, student activities, alumni events, mentoring, personal tutoring and engagement with student support and delivery of outreach activities e.g. school visits, local community activities
  • To undertake other duties not specifically stated above, which from time to time are necessary for the effective performance of the institution’s business without altering the nature or level of responsibility involved.

Qualifications & Requirements

  1. Teaching and/or industry experience in the relevant area(s) of study
  2. PhD in the relevant subject area
  3. Track record of research and/or innovative teaching programs of study

Areas of study

  1. Business: Marketing, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Human Resource Management
  2. Social Sciences: Journalism, Mass Communication, Mass media,
  3. Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology
  4. Sciences: Physics, Chemistry
Apply via email with a CV and a cover letter to careers@acity.edu.gh

Academic City Vision
Academic City is a premium tertiary education institution designed to nurture and develop the intellectual capital on the African continent. We have a dedicated focus on innovation-driven learning through new contexts and paradigms, within a transformative learning environment. Our premium teaching talent is facilitated with a state-of-the-art campus in Haatso, Accra, including amphitheater-style lecture halls, student-engaging classroom designs, latest technology/equipment, a venture incubator, and a modern-design engineering workshop.

Comparable to educational institutions abroad, Academic City aims to drive holistic student development with a strong emphasis on activity-based learning, supplemented with entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision-making, and social-emotional learning.

Reporting to
The Nurse will report to the Dean of Student and Community Affairs, Academic City College

Responsibilities
The nurse must be able to

  1. Respond to and manage emergency health cases with authority, confidence, and maturity
  2. Stabilize patients before relocating them off campus, and possibly accompanying them to hospital in cases of absolute emergencies
  3. Administer basic first aid
  4. Make decisions about whether to escalate and evacuate to a hospital in cases of emergency, or keep them in-house for observation
  5. Provide basic health information to students on an ongoing basis, and sometimes lead talks on health issues
  6. Administer basic medication and/or refer students to health care providers when necessary
  7. Carry out administrative duties associated with the position for a campus serving between its current size of about 200 students plus 100 staff and faculty, and grow to its near-future size of up to 1,000.
  8. Be the lead contact in our relationship with a nearby hospital, and be able to establish relationships with others
  9. Be in constant communication with medical insurance companies.
  10. Be in charge of preparing budgets and overseeing the basic stock for the first aid center
  11. Provide information to the Executive Team if/when epidemics emerge in Accra and Ghana
  12. Disseminate campus-wide health-related alerts in agreement with the Dean of Students
  13. Ensure that health certificates among cafeteria workers are current.
  14. Administer all other health-related tasks that can be handled by a nurse.

Qualifications

  1. Should be a qualified nurse
  2. Should have strong enough computer and communication skills to handle data entry, reporting, and budgeting, emails and being able to understand our simple health information system
  3. Should be able to work fairly autonomously.
  4. Should be mature enough to make swift and sound decisions
  5. Must connect well with students and staff
Apply via email with a CV and a cover letter to careers@acity.edu.gh