The mission of Ashesi University is to educate ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within students, the critical thinking skills, concern for others, and the courage it will take to transform our continent.

Reporting to the Provost and serving on the Academic Council, the Dean of Engineering provides leadership in curricular, instructional, fundraising, and research affairs in the Faculty of Engineering.

The University is seeking an inspired and entrepreneurial Dean to strengthen and shape the future of engineering excellence in one of Ghana’s finest institutions of Higher learning. The Dean will be responsible for ensuring a high-quality and economically efficient Engineering program that reflects the university’s mission and educates graduates capable of designing and building solutions to address Africa’s challenges. The ability to work well with colleagues from a wide range of academic disciplines and administrative functions such finance, operations, and student services, is crucial in this role.

The Dean oversees the academic integrity of the Engineering program and supports long-range planning; curriculum; research; grant writing; and program development. Ashesi’s Engineering program is an interdisciplinary one; as such, the Dean must be comfortable working across Engineering disciplines such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The Dean works with the Provost to ensure compliance with accreditation agencies.

Working with the Director of Human Resources, academic deans and other senior executives, the successful candidate will help recruit, retain, and support an outstanding faculty to make positive contributions in teaching; research & innovation; and service. Leadership and managerial competencies are essential. The successful Dean will inspire and foster a strong spirit of collegiality and shared accomplishment between faculty members and administrative staff.


  • A PhD in a field relevant to the University’s Engineering program
  • An academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or their equivalent
  • A minimum of ten (10) years teaching/research/industrial experience in higher education
    (Qualified candidates seeking a two-year sabbatical for this role will be considered.)

To apply:

Please submit the following to

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of teaching and learning philosophy, a statement of scholarship interests, and statement of interest in leading Ashesi’s engineering programme
  • Name and contact information of three professional references