Coordinator, GES 102 (General Studies Programme) University of Ibadan, 1-1-2000 to 31-1-2001
Member, Senate Committee on GES (General Studies) Programme, 1999/2000 session to the end of 1st semester 2000/2001 session.
Assistant Coordinator of Postgraduate Affairs, History Department, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria. 1st semester 2000/2001 session.
Head, History Department, University of The Gambia, Kanifing, Greater Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa. 2001-2002.
Member, Assessment Panel for Appointments of Academic Staff, University of The Gambia, September 2001 to March 2002.
Head (Chair), Department of History, University of Ibadan. 2003-2006
Member of Senate, University of Ibadan, Ibadan 2003 – 2006
Member (representing University of Ibadan Senate), Governing Council, Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, Nigeria. August 1, 2005- July 31, 2006
Resource Person at the Training Workshop for Primary School Teachers under the Millennium Development Goals Project, organised by the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria, 18-23 September, 2006.
Associate Editor, ABIBISEM: Journal of African Culture & Civilization (based in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana) – 2008 to date
Editorial Board Member, OGIRISI: A New Journal of African Studies (published by the Society for the Development of African Philosophy, Science and Technology (SODAPSAT) 2009-date
1982-83; N.Y.S.C. (National Youth Service Corps) participant, (mandatory one-year national service for fresh university graduates) at Oyo (now Osun) State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, Nigeria.
1983-93: Lecturer, Oyo (later Osun) State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State of Nigeria
1989-1992: Teaching Assistant, GES 102 – Culture and Civilization, University of Ibadan (while on study-leave for my PhD Degree Programme at the University of Ibadan)
1993-1994: Lecturer, Department of History, University of Abuja, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
1994-date: Teaching, Department of History, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
1 Feb 2001 to 31 March 2002: Visiting Senior Lecturer in History, University of The Gambia, Kanifing, Greater Banjul, The Gambia.
2006 (Summer): Visiting Professor of African History, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
2008 - 2009 : Visiting Scholar, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, GHANA
2008/2009: Adjunct Lecturer, Regent University of Science & Technology, Dansoman, Accra, Ghana
2010/2011 : Associate Academic Instructor, Foreign Service Academy, Km 26 Badagry Expressway, Lagos (under the Auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
2013/2014: Visiting Professor of History, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
Services as ExternalExaminer
The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. – External Examiner for M. A & PhD candidates in Church History, 2004/2005, 2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 Sessions
University of Lagos , Akoka, Lagos - Postgraduate, 2006
University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria - PhD History Examination, 2007, 2012 & 2014
University of Ilorin, Nigeria – External Examiner (Undergraduate), 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 Sessions
- OAU: A Study of Africa in International Relations
- Historiography in Africa
- Nigeria: Problems of building a Nation
- Women in Development
- Problems of Theories and Methods of History
- The Industrial Process and Economy of Colonial West Africa, 1885-1960
(c) Project Supervision
- PhD - 5
- M.A. - Over 40
- B.A. - Hundreds
(ii) In Progress
- PhD - 2
- M. Phil/PhD - 3
- M.A. - 4
(i) In Progress:
(a) “Progress of Baptist Work in The Gambia”. This research is designed to examine the origin and growth of the Baptist denomination in The Gambia from 1979 to date, with a view to seeing not only the religious impact it has made on a predominantly Muslim Community but also the socio-political and economic influences it has had on the Gambian society.
(b) “The Nigerian Baptist Convention, 1914-2014: A Centenary History”This is an in-depth analysis of a century of operation of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the commonwealth organization of all Nigerian Baptists in Nigeria, and its impact on the growth and development of the mission in the country.
(c) NIGERIA: From Amalgamation to the Search for National Integration, 1914-2014.It is a comprehensive history of Nigeria, through changing scenes, from the pre-colonial through the colonial and colonial periods. The searchlight is on the ‘forceful’ amalgamation of 1914, and the challenges of national integration up to the centenary year in 2014.
Dissertation and Thesis:
“Military Rule and Nation Building: The Nigerian Experience, 1966-79.” B.A. degree Long Essay, Department of History, University of Ibadan, 1982.
“The Development of Free Education in Western Nigeria, 1951-66: A Historical Analysis” M.A. Dissertation in History, University of Ibadan, 1984.
“The Origin and Growth of Baptist Mission Work in Yorubaland, Nigeria, 1850 - 1960”. Ph.D. Thesis in History, University of Ibadan 1993.
Books or Chapters in Books Already Published:
Ajayi, Simon. A. (1995) “Baptists of Nigeria” in Albert W. Wardin (ed.) Baptists Around the World: A Comprehensive Handbook (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers,). Pp. 80-84
Ajayi, S. Ademola. (1997) Ten Entries in John Middleton (ed) Encyclopaedia of Africa South of the Sahara (New York: Simon & Schuster). The Entries are:
Ajayi, S. Ademola (1998) “Myth and African History” in Egbe Ifie & Dapo Adelugba (eds.) African Culture and Mythology (Ibadan: End-Time Publishing House) pp 124-126
Ajayi, S. Ademola (1999) Emmanuel O. Akingbala : TheAdventures of a Nigerian Baptist Pastor (Ibadan: Hope Publications)
Ajayi, S. Ademola (1999) “Schooling and Education [ of R.L. Awujoola] “ in Okedara, J. T. (ed) Prince Robert OlabisiAwujoola: Exemplary Teacher and Evangelist (Ibadan: Agoro Press)
G.O. Oguntomisin & S. Ademola Ajayi (eds.) (2002) Readings inNigerian History and Culture:Essays in Memory of ProfessorJ.A Atanda (Ibadan, Hope Publications) pp 13-24
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2002) “Joseph Adebowale Atanda: The Life and Career of a Nigerian Historian” in Oguntomisin & Ajayi (eds.) Readings in Nigerian History and Culture (Ibadan, Hope) pp. 13-24
Ajayi, S. Ademola. (2003) Yahya Jammeh and The GambianRevolution, 1994-2001 (Ibadan, Stirling Horden Publishers)
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2003) “ The Prosperity Churches in Nigeria: A New Phenomenon in a Depressed Economic Setting” in Jane I. Guyer, LaRay Denzer, and Adigun Agbaje (eds) Money Struggles & City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and other Urban Centres in SouthernNigeria, 1986 – 1996 (Ibadan: Book Builders, in association with Centre for Social Science Research and Development, Lagos) pp 259-269
Ajayi, S. Ademola & J.T. Okedara (2004) Thomas Jefferson Bowen: Pioneer Baptist Missionary to Nigeria, 1850-1856 (Ibadan: John Archers).
Ajayi, S. Ademola & Paul K. Ugboajah, (2005) From Acorn to Oak: A Biography of Revd Joseph Odetola Alabi (Ibadan: Loud Publishers)
Ajayi, S. Ademola (ed.) (2005) African Culture & Civilization (Ibadan: Atlantis Books, in association with Ibadan Cultural Studies Group) 438 pp + i-xiv
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2005) “The Concept of Culture” in S. Ademola Ajayi (ed.) AfricanCulture & Civilization (Ibadan: Atlantis Books, in association with Ibadan Cultural Studies Group) pp 1-11
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2005) “Sources for the Study of Early African Culture and Civilization” in S. Ademola Ajayi (ed.) African Culture & Civilization (Ibadan: Atlantis Books, in association with Ibadan Cultural Studies Group) pp 22-34
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2006) “ Christian Missions and Educational Development in Nigeria: The Baptist Example, 1854-2005” in Ademola Ishola and Deji Ayegboyin (eds.) Ecclesiastes: The Preacher, the Church and the Contemporary Society (Ibadan:Sceptre Prints Limited ) pp. 223-245
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2007) (with Ayo, Olatoyosi; Okedara, J. Taiwo & Fatusin, Anne-Funmi), Anita Roper: A Life of Service in the NigerianBaptist Mission Field, 1954-1991 (Lagos: Gilspar Publishers)
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2008) “Church and Society in Nigeria: The Baptist Experience” in Culture & Society in Nigeria, Vol. II: Popular Culture, Language and Intergroup Relations Tunde Babawale & Olukoya Ogen (eds.) (Lagos: Concept Publications)
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2009) “Universal Education and Social Change in Western Nigeria Through Changing Scenes, 1955-2005” in Ademola Ishola, Deji Ayegboyin and Sayo Oladejo (eds.) Pedagogy:The Church, Leadership and Theological Education in Africa (Ibadan: Baptist Press) pp. 436-451
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2009) Idi-Aba Baptist Girls’ School, Abeokuta: A Centenary History, 1909-2009 (Lagos: First Academic Publishers) 564 pp + xxv
Ajayi, S. Ademola (2009) Baptists of Nigeria: Their Genesis, Identity, Doctrinal Beliefs and Practices (Ibadan: BookWright Publishers) 101 pp.
(21) Ajayi, S. Ademola (with Bolanle Awe & Dotun Ogundeji) (2010) Samuel Odulana Odugade I: A Biographical Sketch of the 40th Olubadan of Ibadanland (Ibadan: Tafaq Publishers)
(22) Ajayi, S. Ademola (2010) Baptist Work in Nigeria, 1850-2005: AComprehensive History (Ibadan: BookWright Publishers).
(23) Ajayi, S. Ademola (2011) “History and Ethics” in Aduke Adebayo (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Professional Ethics (Ibadan: Graduke Publishers) pp107-119
(24). Ajayi, S. Ademola (with Olajide Olorunnisola & Olusegun Ojekunle (2011). The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ibadan Branch: The First Fifty Years, 1961-2011 (Ibadan: Zenith BookHouse)
(25). Ajayi, S. Ademola, (with Abiola Odejide, Olajide Olorunnisola & Tolulope Osayomi) (Eds) (2011) A History of the University of Ibadan Baptist Church: The First Thirty Years, 1982-2012 (Ibadan: Zenith BookHouse)
(26). Ajayi, S. Ademola & Sofela, B (eds.) (2012) Ayo Ogunsheye, 1923-1990: The Workers’ Economist (Ibadan: BookBuilders Publishers).
(27). Ajayi, S. Ademola & Okedara C. Aderonke (eds.) (2012) The Making of Bowen University: An Overview, By J.T. Okedara (Ibadan: Baptist Press)
(28). Ajayi, S. Ademola. (2013) Baptist Paid Workers, Job Security and Reward System: Challenges and Prospects. (Ibadan: Graduke Publishers)
(29). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2014) “The Formative Years of the Nigerian Baptist Convention: Issues and Lessons” in A Century of Nigerian Baptist Convention: A Call for Celebration and Renewal (Published by the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso)
(30). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2014) “In the Beginning [of the Nigerian Baptist Convention]” in Femi Okunlola, Francis Oyekunle, Ademola Adeyanju, Ademola Ajayi & Deji Ayegboyin (eds.) Analecta: History of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, 1914-2014 (Ibadan: Baptist Press, 2014)
(31). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2014) A History of Bowen University: An Account of the Conception, Birth and Early Years of Africa’s Premier University (Ibadan: BookWright Publishers, 2014)
(32). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2014) “The 1888 Schism in the Baptist Congregation in Nigeria: A Manifestation of Cultural Nationalism” in Anthony R. Cross and John H.Y. Briggs (eds.) Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History (Oxon, UK: The Baptist Historical Society) pp. 165-175
(33). Ajayi, S. Ademola & J. Kehinde Ayantayo (eds.) Women in Development – Yesterday & Today: Essays in Memory of Professor Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde (Ibadan: John Archers, 2015)
Articles in Learned Journals:
(34) ---------- “Schism and Church Growth in Yorubaland: The Baptist Experience, 1888-1914” in OYE: Ogun Journal of Arts, Vol. V, June, 1992. pp. 138-146
(35) ---------- “The Planting of Baptist Mission Work Among the Yoruba, 1850-1960: A Study in Religio-Cultural Conflict”, IFE - Annals of the Institute of Cultural Studies, No.5, 1994). pp. 45-56.
(36) ---------- “Nigeria and the Search for a Stable Political System in Layi Erinosho (ed.) Nigeria at Crossroads: WhichWay Out? (The Conference Proceedings of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association, 1995). pp.22-25.
(37) ---------- “Christian Missions and Socio-Cultural Change: Baptists and the Polygamy Question Among the Yoruba” in Journal of Yoruba Folklore, Vol.1, 1997. pp.89-96. *Revised Version, published in ABIBISEM: Journal of African Culture and Civilization, Vol. 4, 2011, pp. 63-77
(38) ---------- “In the Pursuit of Relevance: A Survey of the Research and Training of History at the University Of Ibadan” in CONTEXT: Journal of Social and Cultural Studies, Vol.1, No.1, 1997. pp.98-109.
(39) ----------- “A Consideration of the Impact of the Nineteenth Century Yoruba Civil Wars on Baptist Work in Yorubaland, 1850-1875” in Ibadan Journal ofHumanistic Studies, No.8, 1998. pp. 43-52.
(40) ----------- “Religion and Cultural Change in Nigeria: An Evaluation of the Impact of the 19th Century Islamic Jihad on the Culture of the Yoruba People of Ilorin Emirate”. In SAPHA: A Journal of Historical Studies (Published by the Department of History, University of Abuja) Vol. 1 No. 1 June 2003. pp. 54 - 61
(41) ------------: Eleven Entries in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopaedia of African History, New York: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (2005).
The Entries are:
Borno, Sultanate of Mai Idris Alooma (1571-1603) Vol. 1. pp. 157-158
Arab Conquest of the Maghrib (650-715) Vol. 2. pp. 889-890
Southern Africa in the Later Iron Age: Peoples of Southern Africa. Vol. 2 pp. 708-710
Egypt: Urabi Pasha and British Occupation (1879-82) Vol. 1. pp. 460-461
Organization of African Unity (OAU) and Pan-Africanism. Vol. 2 pp. 1178-1180
Ethiopia: Haile Selassie 1 (1892-1975): the last emperor Vol. 2. Pp. 611-612
Mauritania: Domestic and International Politics and Conflict, (1980s and 1990s) Vol. 2 pp. 960-962
Senegal: Diop, Cheikh Anta (1923-86), historian Vol.1 pp. 356-357
South Africa: Luthuli, Albert (1898-1967) Vol. 2 pp. 865-866
Ibadan Vol. 2 pp 663-663
Anti-slavery Squadron and decline of the export slave trade in the 19th century. Vol. 1 pp 95-96
(42). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2004) “Cultural Pluralism and the Quest for an Enduring Political System in Nigeria” in BETFA: Journal of the Ogbomoso Circle Issue Number 3, 2004 pp. 57-72
(43). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2005) “Nigeria and the Search for National Integration: Tapping from the pre-colonial Inter-Group Relations” in Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria, (Vol. 16, 2005) pp. 89-101
(44). Ajayi, S. Ademola, (2006) “Christian Missions and Evolution of the Culture of Mass Education in Western Nigeria” in Journal ofPhilosophy & Culture (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) Vol. 3 No. 2 pp. 33-54
(45). Ajayi, S. Ademola “The Ijaye War of 1860-1862: A Political Cankerworm of Early Baptist Enterprise in Nigeria”. ORITA: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXIX 1, June 2007 pp. 1-12
(46). Ajayi, S. Ademola. “Towards Improving Students’ Interest & Performance in History: The History Teacher and His Techniques” In UZU: Journal of History and International Studies, (A Publication of the Department of History and International Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria) Vol.1 No.1, December 2007. Pp.15-21. *Revised version in DrumSpeak: International Journal of Research in the Humanities New Series Vol. 3, 2010 pp. 219-236
(47). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2008) “Bower’s Tower: A Historical Monument in Ibadan, South-western Nigeria” in The SocialSciences, A Publication of Medwell Journals, Pakistan. Volume 3 No. 1
(48). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2008) “The American Civil War of 1861-1865: A Major Challenge to the Survival of Early Baptist Venture in Nigeria” in Baptist History & Heritage Journal, Brentwood, USA
(49). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2008) “The Development of Free Primary Education Scheme in Western Nigeria, 1952 – 1966: An Analysis” in OGIRISI: A New Journal of African Studies, Vol. 5,
(50). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2008) “The Genesis of Free Education in Western Nigeria, 1951- 1966 “ in Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 3. No.1, (Faisalabad: Government College University) pp. 108-122
(51). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2009) “Cultural Pluralism and the Quest for an Enduring Political System in Nigeria” in LUMINA: An Interdisciplinary Research Journal of Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines Volume 20 No 1. March 2009
(52). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2009) “Universal Education and Social Change in Western Nigeria Through Changing Scenes, 1955-2005” in Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3 Issue No. 2 (Faisalabad: Government College University) pp. 56-71
(53). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2010) “A Historical Analysis of Staff-Student Relationship in the Nigerian University System: The University of Ibadan Experience, 1948-2008” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies, Nos. 19 & 20, 2009-2010 pp. 152-170
(54). Ajayi, S. Ademola (2011) “The Place of Ogbomoso in Baptist Missionary Enterprise in Nigeria” in OGIRISI: A New Journal of African Studies, Vol. 8. (July 2011) pp. 16-38
(55). Ajayi, S. A. (with Morayo Atinmo, I.O. Osokoya, A. Sarumi, B.O. Lawal and M.M. Osokoya) “An Evaluation of Nomadic Education Programme in Nigeria” in African Journal of Historical Sciences in Education Vol. 7 No 2, December, 2011 pp. 17-27
(56). Ajayi, S. Ademola “Southern Baptist Work in Nigeria: Perspectives on the Challenges faced by the Early Christian Missionaries in Africa” AFRICAN NOTES: Journal of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. Volume 35, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 46-66
(57). Ajayi, S. Ademola. The 1914 Amalgamation and the Challenges of National Integration in Post-Colonial Nigeria – Maiden Professor J.A. Atanda Memorial Lecture (Ibadan: BookWright Publishers, 2013) 43 pp.
(58). Ajayi, S. Ademola. The Nigerian Baptist Convention, 1914-2014: A Historical Appraisal - The Nigerian Baptist Convention Centenary Anniversary History Lecture, 2014 (Ibadan: BookWright Publishers) 100 pp.