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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018
    Deadline: May 9, 2018
  • Osun State University is set up as a conventional, multi-campus University charged with the production of high quality, well-rounded, globally competitive and entrepreneurial graduates who are catalysts for rapid and sustainable socio-economic development of Osun State and Nigeria. Following the approval by the National University commission on December 2...
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    University Librarian


    • The University Librarian is the Academic and Professional Head of the University.
    • She/he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration and management of the University Library and the College as well as Departmental Libraries by virtue of his/her position, the university librarian is a principal officer of the University.


    • The Candidate shall be a person of high integrity and strong moral character with excellent interpersonal relations.
    • She/he must be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of people.
    • She/he must fully understand the complexity of a University system and must be able to effectively utilize Its human resources to develop a library system that will fully support the university aspiration to attain a world class administrative status.
    • She/he must enjoy good physical and mental health.
    • She/he must be ICT compliant.
    • Possess a good Honours Degree and Master Degree in Library and information Science
    • Should have at least fifteen (15) years post qualification academic and professional experience with a minimum of five (5) years at the management level;
    • Possession of a Doctorate Degree and membership of recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage;
    • Be not older than 60 years as at the date of this publication;
    • Enjoy good physical and mental health

    Terms of Appointment

    • Appointment is for a period of five years effective from the date of assumption of duty and on such other terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
    • The salary is as applicable to similar positions in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by the Government of the State of Osun and Council of Osun State University from time to time.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit thirty-five (35) copies of their Curriculum Vitae,certificates and other relevant credentials which should contain among other things:

    • Name in full (Surname first In block letters)
    • Date and Place of Birth
    • Nationality
    • State of Origin
    • Permanent Home Address
    • Present Postal Address
    • Phone Number and e-Mail Address
    • Marital Status
    • Number and Ages of Children
    • Name and Address/Phone Number of Next of Kin
    • Educational Institutions attended with Dates and Qualification with Class of Degree obtained including membership /fellowship of relevant professional bodies, if any.
    • Work experience including full details of former and present posts with dates.
    • List of Publications, if any.
    • Other relevant activities outside current employment.
    • Major professional achievements, contributions including awards received, if any.
    • Names and addresses of three (3) referees. Each referee must be contacted by the applicant to forward, directly to the Vice-Chancellor, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial competence, in a properly sealed envelope marked "Reference/ Post of University  Librarian” as the case may be at the top left hand corner of the envelope.
    • The application should also include thirty-five (35) copies of the candidates Statement of Vision for the University for the next five years and beyond. The statement must not be longer than 3,000 words.

    The sealed envelope containing the application should be submitted under confidential cover marked “Application/Post of University  Librarian” at the top left hand comer, forwarded and addressed to:
    The Vice Chancellor,
    Osun State University,
    Oke Baale,
    P.M.B. 4494,
    Osun State.

    Electronic Submission
    The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS word format to: the subject matter should read “Application for the Post of University Librarian”. Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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