The Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, one of the twelve new Federal Universities in Nigeria, hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:
- The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and head of the University's Library, and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and for providing services for the entire University community.
Qualification and Experience
Candidates for this post must
- Posses a Ph.D. Degree in Library Science;
- Have evidence of at least four (4) recent scholarly publications related to Library/Information Science in reputable journals and 2 books;
- Have a minimum of (15) years cognate experience;
- Have spent five (5) years as a Deputy Librarian or its equivalent in a Tertiary Institution;
- Be a member of Library Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) as well as the Nigerian Library association (NLA); and
- Be ICT compliant.
- The candidate must possess sufficient evidence of continual scholarship and contribution to knowledge through publication in reputable peer reviewed outlets both within and outside the country
- The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years.
- Above all, the candidate must possess good managerial skills and competences including a clear understanding of the nature and dynamics of the intricacies in deploying information technologies as tools for the management of information collections in line with global best practices in contemporary university libraries.
Salary and Conditions of Service
- The salary and conditions of service of the University Librarian shall be as obtainable in Federal Universities and as determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit fifteen type-written copies of their Application Letters and Curricula Vitae in an envelope. The post applied for must be clearly written at the top right hand corner of the envelope. The application must include academic and professional qualifications, Birth Certificate or Statutory Declaration of Age, list of publications, where applicable, verifiable evidence of work experience and Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information:
- Full Name
- Post Desired
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- State of Origin
- Permanent Home Address
- Current Postal Address
- E-mail Address
- Telephone Number
- Marital Status
- Institutions Attended (with dates)
- Academic Qualifications (with dates)
- Professional Qualifications (with dates)
- Work Experience, General and Specific Experiences (with dates)
- Extra-curricular Activities
Applications should be forwarded in an envelope and addressed to:
Federal University, Otuoke,
Candidates should request their referees to send, under confidential cover, their independent reports to the Vice-Chancellor with full details of the applicant and the post applied for not later than the closing date. The reference letter should be marked "CONFIDENTIAL" on the right hand corner of the envelope.
Note: Only candidates who are short-listed will be invited for interview.