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UNIBEN Vacancy for The Post of University Librarian

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UNIBEN Vacancy for The Post of University Librarian
University of Benin, UNIBEN vacancy for the post of University Librarian
– Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
appointment to the post of University Librarian in the University of
Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor
for the administration of the University Library and coordination of the
Library services in the University and its Campuses, Colleges,
Faculties, Schools, Institutions, Departments and other teaching or
research Units.
THE PERSON: Applicants for the
post of University Librarian must have, in the past, exhibited
considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable
integrity and transparency on matters of Library administration and
management.  Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the
rigours of the duties of the University Librarian.  Also, candidates
must possess the following qualities: vision, proven academic
distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private
and public life.  In addition, candidates should have the ability to
develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging
needs of the University, command respect and arouse cooperation and
loyalty to staff and students of the University.
Candidates are to
write in not more than five hundred (500) words, their vision for the
University Library Services Development and management for the next five
Prospective candidates must show innovative approaches to
the running of an ICT-driven Library, working at the highest level of
efficiency to promote and sustain a vibrant Library including an
e-library of world class standard with up to date volumes.
Candidates must possess a good honours degree in Library Science and a
Ph.D.  Must have contributed to knowledge through copious research and
publications in reputable journals.

Fifteen (15) years post-qualification experience, at least five (5) of
which must have been in the position of Deputy Librarian in a University
setting or similar institutions.
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successful candidate shall hold office for a single term of five (5)
years only but may upon satisfactory performance be extended by Council
for a further period of one year (and no more) on such terms and
conditions applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be
determined by appropriate University Laws and Governing Council.
Candidates who do not have the required five (5) years for a full term before retirement need not apply.
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN of
all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from
time-to-time by the Government/Governing Council as appropriate.
Applicants are required to submit twenty (20) copies of their
applications, vision statement and detailed curriculum vitae,
highlighting among others, the following:
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(a.) Full Names
(b.) Place and Date of Birth
(c.) Home Address
(d.) Contact Address
(e.) Nationality
(f.) Marital Status
(g.) Number and Ages of Children (if any)
(h.) Institutions attended with Dates
(i.) Academic Qualifications Obtained with Date
(j.) Working Experience
(k.) Present Employment, indicating present status and salary
(l.) Extra Curriculum Activities
(m.) Referees (3)
applicant must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the
applicant to forward their referees’ report under confidential cover by
Courier Service directly to the Vice Chancellor.
All applications should be submitted by Courier Services under confidential cover in sealed envelopes marked “Post of University Librarian, UNIBEN” to
reach the office of the Registrar, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154,
Benin City, Nigeria, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this
Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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