Northern Caribbean University is an educational institution owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Applications are invited for the position on the Regional Campuses.


Position: Chair, Department of Humanities


Job Summary

As the academic and administrative leader of the Department of Humanities, the successful candidate will be required to:


  • Lead the department in carrying out the missions of scholarly work, research and professional activities.
  • Provide strategic visioning for the department in accordance with that of the wider University.
  • Appraise the feasibility of new programmes and maintain liaison with other institutions of higher learning to promote the department and its offerings.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of grant applications for the department.
  • Assess the quality and integrity of each of the programmes within the department.
  • Oversee students’ advisement  regarding appropriate courses, programmes, and their career goals
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring, orientation, and appraisal of faculty, staff and students.


Qualification and Experience required


  • PhD or its equivalent in  the appropriate field of study related to the college
  • Qualifications in management/ leadership and educational administration  are desirables
  • At least three years’ experience in educational administration or leadership
  • Demonstrated record of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels


Required Skills or Competencies:


  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing quality assurance in an academic institution.
  • Ability to apply business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum and teaching design



Application Guidelines


  1. The subject line of the application should contain the name of the position that is being applied for as listed above e.g. “Chair” and addressed to:

    The Director, Human Resource
  2. Applications should be made by sending the following information as ONE single attachment (either in PDF or word format) to  incorporating all of the below required information:

    • A Curriculum Vitae, including all qualifications and experience, and a cover letter addressing your interest and suitability for the role;
  3. Short-listed candidates will be expected to present original degrees and request transcripts of their grades to be sent directly to the Human Resource  Department

  4. A detailed job description will be provided at the interview.

  5. Application Deadline: The completed application documents should be forwarded by email to arrive no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017..




As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, NCU gives preference to qualified individuals who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.



The Human Resource Director

Northern Caribbean University

Mandeville P.O.


Jamaica, West Indies

Phone: 876-963-7163-5




Northern Caribbean University is a

Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education

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