University of Pakistan World-Class Education at Your Doorstep
Virtual University is Pakistan's first University based completely on modern
Information and Communication Technologies IICT). The University was
established by the Government as a public-sector, not-for-profit institution
with an objective to leverage ICT to provide extremely affordable world class
education all over the country. The University accomplishes all aspects of
education delivery and management through the use of its IT based systems. It
has a footprint in over 100 cities and towns of Pakistan with enrollment
exceeding 200,000 students.
University is in the process of searching for an individual to lead the
institution as Rector. According to the Virtual University Ordinance, the
Rector shall bean eminent scholar and an educationist of distinction and shall
hold office for four years. Applications are invited from suitably qualified
and experienced individuals for the position. Distinguished scholars and
administrators are also encouraged to nominate potential candidates for the
position, explaining the basis for the nomination in writing.
ideal candidate should have a strong ICT background. Experience in
distance/e-learning and the management of a distributed learning environment
would be additional assets. A holistic understanding of issues of pedagogy,
quality assurance, instructional systems design, etc. will be a major asset.
about the University is available at http://www.vu.edu.pk
should possess an earned doctorate degree preferably In Electrical Engineering,
Computer Science, Information Technology, Education or related fields.
Candidates with a doctorate in other fields may be considered provided they
have a strong background or extensive work experience in provision or
management of modern distance education.
should be outstanding academicians of international stature. They should have
attained distinguished leadership in education, academic administration and
financial management with a proven track record of initiating and managing
change, strategic planning and overseeing the implementation of plans through
to outcomes. Candidates should have the ability to represent the university
effectively, nationally and internationally, especially with government,
business and the wider community. They should also have in-depth knowledge of
the major developments in higher education’s learning and teaching with ability
to create linkages and networks.
must be less than 65 years of age on the last date of application as specified
prescribed by the HEC for Vice-Chancellors of Federal universities or
commensurate with the candidate's profile.
along with all supporting documents including two recent passport sized
photographs, names with contact details of three referees and current
curriculum-vitae must reach Virtual University by February 14, 2018 at the address given below. Applicants must
provide their postal and e-mail addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers.
Those already in Government service should apply through proper channel. Only
short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Female candidates are
encouraged to apply. Virtual University is all equal opportunity employer.
University of Pakistan, Defense Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore.
Tel: 92 42 9920
3897 Fax: 92 42 9920 0604 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact : Secretary, Board of Governors Virtual University of Pakistan, Defense Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore. Tel: +92 42 9920 3897 Fax: +92 42 9920 0604 Email: email@example.com.