National Open University of Nigeria Recruitment 2021 Application Form

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NOUN Recruitment Portal 2021

 Get the most up-to-date information on the National Open University of Nigeria’s 2021 recruitment criteria, qualifications, guidelines, and other relevant information for free in this post.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is a non-profit Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution that is currently the largest public university in West Africa in terms of student enrollment. In the Nigerian University System, it is a recognised university.

For the vacant position mentioned below, applications are being accepted from suitably eligible candidates:

Job Title:Lecturer I (CONNUAS 4)
Location: Nigeria
Departments: Environmental Science, Mathematics, Pure & Applied Sciences, Agric. Economics and Extension, Agric. Extension & Rural Development, Arts and Social Science, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Criminology & Security Studies, Political Science.

Also, International Relations, Political Science, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Animal Science & Fisheries, Crop and Soil Science, Hotel Management & Tourism, Tourism, Mass Communication


NOUN, unlike conventional universities, does not have lecture rooms where students gather for lectures at the specified time for specified periods.

Its principal academic feature is on the development of learning materials which students receive at their various Study Centres in various formats (print, electronic, digital) that serve as lecture materials. Students also engage with course facilitators and counsellors in these various centers to facilitate their learning.

Lecturers in NOUN must, therefore, be well-published nationally and internationally. Publications must be by a recognized university press, recognized international publishers or recognized Research Centers, both national and international

NOUN does not accept ‘Open Source’ publications or Predatory publications that are online and will not count them as part of the publication output of potential candidates and neither does the university accept self-published nor self-printed books and articles.

Candidates who cannot provide evidence of strong scholastic output in their academic career will not be shortlisted and therefore need not apply.


The lecturing position will be in the following areas of specialisation:

Biodiversity Management
Conservation Science
Toxicology & Polution Management
Environmental Resources Management
Urban Environment and Development
Consenation Science
Desertification and Eremology
Forest & Wildlife Management
Environmental Chemistry
Rural Development Planning
Toxicology and Hydrology.
Pure and Applied Mathematics (with cognate years of experience and publications)
Genetics and Human Physiology
Physical, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
Theoretical Physics
Radiation Physics
Solid State Physics and Electronics
Medical Physics
Geophysics and Theoretical Physics.
Agricultural Quantitative Techniques and Econometrics
Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness
Production Economics
Agricultural Extention and Rural Sociology
Business Education
French Language Education
Social Studies
English Language Education.
Banking and Finance
Applied Economics
Financial Economics
International Economics
Behavioural Economics
Development Economics
Health Economics
Mathematical Economics
Managerial Economics
Public Economics and Business Economics.
Criminal Lawyer
Sociology of Law
Criminal Justice Administrator
Crime Statistian and Theorist
Criminal Ethiologist
Forensic Scientists
Retired Security Experts (with Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Military & Paramilitary experience is an advantage)
International Relations (with cognate years of experience and publications)
Peace Studies & Conffict Resolution
Refugee Studies
Humanitarian Services (with cognate years of experience and relevant publications)
Political Science
Public Policy
Legislative Studies (with cognate years of experience and relevant publications)
Monogastric Nutrition or Production
Genetics & Breeding
Pasture & Range Management
Animal Products Processing
Crop Science and Soil Science
Tourism & Hospitality Management
Hotel Management.
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Transport Management
Geography-Tourism Management (with cognate years of experience and relevant publications)
Mass Communication (with cognate years of experience and relevant publications)

Qualifications and Requirements

Candidates should be holders of Ph.D Degree from a recognized University with at least three (3) years post-doctoral teaching, research and administrative experience in a tertiary institution
He/She must also have evidence of a minimum of eight (8) journal articles in both local and international reputable learned journals, plus registration with relevant professional bodies where applicable.

Additional Information on Requirements:

  • Although NOUN encourages young post-doctoral and midcareer aspiring academics, only candidates with PhD degrees will be shortlisted for any of this position. NOUN reserves the right to demand additional qualities from a potential member of the community.
  • NOUN will not appoint and promote at the same time, and will place candidates at a salary scale appropriate to their qualifications and experience.
  • Further, all applicants are expected to be fully computer literate and comprehensively familiar with internet and online technologies of instruction, particularly as it pertains to Open and Distance Learning.
  • NOUN will not entertain any petition for upgrade of salary or adjustment in rank once a candidate has been appointed and acceptance letter submitted.
  • All appointed staff are required to be physically and actively resident in the respective department either in Lagos, Kaduna or Abuja. NOUN does not have and will not provide staff housing.
  • Candidates who have reached retirement age or were retired from another service need not apply.
  • In compliance with Federal Character Commission regulations, NOUN will consider employing applicants from the six Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria and reserves the right to ensure this balance in its shortlisting of potential employees.


The salary and other conditions of service are similar to what obtains in the Nigeria University System. Candidates will be offered position commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

NOTE: At the top-left corner of the sealed envelope containing the application, write the job title and department. Only those who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Most importantly, Since the NOUN recruitment form for 2021 is not yet available online, DISREGARD any advertisements you might come across. This page will be updated as soon as the form is completed.

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