BOG Chair in Finance and Economics

University of Ghana (UG) Vacancies

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons to occupy the Bank of Ghana (BOG) Chair in Finance and Economics, based in the Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and the Department of Economics.

  Academic Unit: Department of Finance, UGBS and Department of Economics

 Reporting To: The Dean, UGBS and the Head, Department of Economics

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Responsibilities:

During the tenure as Occupant of the Bank of Ghana Chair in Finance and Economics, the successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Conduct research jointly approved with the Bank of Ghana;
  • Work closely with faculty members to develop grant seeking proposals to drive the research agenda of UGBS and the Department of Economics;
  • Conduct research in the areas of financial intermediation, monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulation, commissioned by the Bank of Ghana;
  • Conduct other research and responsibilities that will be policy relevant and promote industry growth;
  • Disseminate research findings through high quality publications in refereed journals and participate in local and international conferences/seminars/symposia;
  • Deliver public lectures, policy briefs and seminars;
  • Organize short courses and training programmes for professionals in banking and finance, and policy-related aspects of economics;
  • Moderate roundtable discussions or brainstorming sessions on emerging developments in financial intermediation, monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulation in the world and Ghana
  • Teach and supervise graduate students in the areas of banking, finance and economics;
  • Facilitate programme review and curriculum development in finance and economics to the highest standards;
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  • Develop a strong finance and economics research group in the University of Ghana Business School and the Department of Economics and provide leadership for same;
  • Prepare case studies and teaching notes on banking, finance and economics using Ghanaian cases for instruction at the graduate level;
  • Forge strong links between UGBS, the Department of Economics and the Bank of Ghana as well as the financial services industry in Ghana;
  • Submit an annual report on activities of the Chair through the UGBS and Department of Economics to the Bank of Ghana. 

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Qualifications:

The successful applicant must:

  1. be of professorial status from an academic/research institution or a person from industry eligible for that status.
  1. have published widely in high impact factor peer reviewed publications with decent citation record
  1. be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in economics and/or finance particularly in areas including monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial intermediation and financial regulation.
  1. provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the University.

Tenure:

The occupant of the Chair should be able to serve a term of a minimum of two years and not more than three years.

Package:

  • Salary and salary supplementation
  • Research and administrative support
  • Furnished office as well as secretarial/research staff support
  • Appropriate passages to assume duty/on departure at the end of appointment
  • Appropriate residential accommodation for which utilities will be catered for
  • Provision of vehicle for fieldwork and day-to-day running of the Office of the Chair
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Location: Ghana

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How To Send An Application For Chair in Finance and Economics, BOG

Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through vacancies@ug.edu.gh (Electronic copy only). 

The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following: 

  • Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd
  • A curriculum vitae and cover letter addressing the positions qualifications, evidence of teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarship, including prior publications.
  • A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues. 
  • Contact information for three references

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

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