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The University of the West Indies Open Campus
Career Opportunity
Category: General

The University of the West Indies is conducting an extensive search for Principal of the Cave Hill Campus, and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

The University which is now beginning the third of its new five year “Triple A” strategic plan, is looking for a transformational leader with a proven track record to lead the Cave Hill Campus in these challenging times. 

The successful applicant will be expected to enhance areas of strength and address present and emerging challenges. 

The Principal reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and is designated Pro Vice-Chancellor. He/she is a member of the Executive Management Team of the University, and chairs the bodies responsible for the Campus’ academic, business and financial affairs.


The Principal is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for ensuring that the Campus makes the best possible contribution to the educational, social and cultural advancement of the Region, and particularly to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. He/she is directly responsible for the maintenance and promotion of the security, efficiency and good order of the Campus. The Principal shall also be responsible for the attainment of Key Performance Indicators as indicated in the “Triple A” Plan. 

Please submit application with curriculum vitae and at least three (3) references to reach the University Registrar.

Full CV and application forms, which must be completed and can be obtained at the above address and at, must be submitted. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the University Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. For further particulars of the post, visit the

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The successful applicant must have a PhD or EdD. in Higher Education Administration/or leadership. 

He/she must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience at an executive management level and must have led a sizeable department or organization. A sound understanding of current national and global trends and issues in Higher Education would also be required. 

The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of academic and administrative achievement, a strong capacity to provide strategic leadership and vision to the Campus, while building the confidence and support
among staff and students as well as the private and public sectors. He/she will be expected to demonstrate an unquestionable capacity for successful interaction with all stakeholders and its regional and international partners and donors.

The successful candidate will be expected to assume duties by August 1, 2020.

Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Contact Information
Address: the University
Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice-
Chancellery, The University of the West Indies, Mona,
Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies;
Email: oadmin@
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2019-09-16



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