Work is a central feature to the existence of man in modern society. Individuals offer to work in an organization with ideas or mental images about themselves and how to achieve their full potentiality by providing their labour or service to such organization. The organization in turn wants to tap the full potential of what the employee can offer. Formal job roles have significant emotional, psychological and behavioural implications for workers both in the micro and macro work environment, this may create stress. Contemporary Nigerian universities lecturers are not immuned from the emerging forces of job stress in the country. In modern bureaucracies, the organization of offices and work activities, especially multiple roles and complex tasks, often result in stress. The topic is relevant to the physical and mental well being of employees, i.e. job stress has relevance to human health. Work is an important aspect of people’s lives and most people spend large part of their lives at work. Undoubtedly, clear understanding of the factors involved in job stress is pertinent to improving the well being of academic staff.