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Job ID: 141574


Date Posted Apr. 27, 2020
OYALA, Equatorial Guinea
Department RECTORY
Application Deadline May 30, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • President/Provost/Chancellor
  • University Administration

The Afro-American University of Central Africa is a public Equatorial Guinean higher education institution recently established at the heart of Africa (Oyala) that provides access to higher education students of diverse backgrounds and educational needs. AAUCA´s vision is to become a world-class university driven by research and innovation that fosters the intellectual development and success of its student population through a rigorous, positive, highly-internationalized and transformative educational experience.

AAUCA has commenced a comprehensive global search for the appointment of its first Rector. This make it a unique opportunity to play a formative and leading role in developing AAUCA´s educational character and development course from its inception. It also represents an academic, pedagogical and managerial challenge of significant proportions by the expectations set by the Equatorial Guinean government and UNESCO on the future impacts of AAUCA in the training of professionals, leaders and citizens of the world, without sacrificing its role as catalysts of national development and intellectual leadership within the African region and the society at large.

The Rector will be the highest academic and administrative officer of the University, and will be accountable to the University Board for the exercise of these responsibilities. S/he will play an outstanding role in laying the initial University’s foundations for further continuing developments. The successful candidate will have a track record of experience evidencing senior academic leadership and management across different countries. S/he will be an outstanding individual and an authentic and credible representative of the University at a national and worldwide level, with an evident passion for higher education and the ability to operate effectively as a top leader within a young university looking to develop their tasks of teaching, research, creation and transmission of knowledge under a highly technological environment that needs to be strengthened and consolidated. S/he will be able to make this University a catalyst of quality assurance in all higher education tiers at national and regional level. S/he will be able to build and/or join high-level academic networks and use them for the University’s benefit, securing additional resources for the University’s future development.


  • PhD or professional doctorate;
  • Successful leadership of a large-scale, internationally-recognized and knowledgeled organization or a major component of such an organization, preferably of academic nature;
  • Prior experience as rector of at least one university, preferably, or a track record of providing strategic direction and maximizing performance in a large, complex organization, preferably of academic nature;
  • Experience of forging and negotiating strategic partnerships, alliances and relationships; * Sophisticated understanding of current and emerging global and national trends in the field of higher education;
  • Strong academic credibility and a respected scholar with evidence of eminent scholarship;
  • Excellent networking skills and contacts particularly with leaders in higher education in national and international contexts and with potential academic, research and commercial partners;
  • Be fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Good knowledge of French is desirable;

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Contact Information

  • Mr. Francesc Pedró
    The Afro-American University of Central Africa
    Equatorial Guinea


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