Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Post of University Librarian in Osun State University.
About Osun State University
Osun State university (UNIOSUN) was established by Osun State University Law (2006). The University commenced academic activities on 21st September, 2007 simultaneously on permanent sites on its six campuses located in the six geo-political zones of Osun State. The campuses are located in Osogbo, (Main Campus), Ejigbo, Ifetedo, Ikire, Ipetu-Ijesa and Okuku.
UNIOSUN is a conventional comprehensive university offering programmes in the Liberal Arts. Agriculture, Basic and Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Law, Education, Medical Sciences, Management and the Social Sciences. Its academic activities are carried out in seven Colleges, namely: College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus: College of Education. Ipetu-Ijesa campus; College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire Campus; College of Law, Ifetedo Campus; College of Management and Social Sciences. Okuku Campus; College of Health Sciences, Main Campus, Osogbo and College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Main Campus, Osogbo. In addition, there are a number of interdisciplinary academic centres including; Centre for Human Resource Development and Lifelong Learning, Centre for Climate – Change and Environmental Research, Centre for Alternative Energy and Rural Technologies, the Centre for Pre-Degree Studies, Centre for Gender Studies, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Postgraduate College.
Osun State University has the vision of becoming the biggest and the best University in Nigeria in the nearest future and has the goal of developing into a world class institution of learning, given its multi-campus nature and its rapid expansion in the short period of its existence.
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.
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,
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.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The Candidate must:
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
MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are required to submit thirty-five (35) copies of their Curriculum Vitae, certificates and other relevant credentials which should contain among other things:
(1) Name In full (Surname first in block letters)
(2) Date and Place of Birth
(4) State of Origin
(5) Permanent Home Address
(6) Present Postal Address
(7) Phone Number and e-Mail Address
(8) Marital Status
(9) Number and Ages of Children
(10) Name and Address/Phone Number of Next of Kin
(11) Educational Institutions attended with Dates and Qualification with Class of Degree obtained including membership/fellowship of relevant professional bodies, if any.
(12) Work experience including full details of former and present posts with dates.
(13) List of Publications, if any.
(14) Other relevant activities outside current employment.
(15) Major professional achievements, contributions including awards received, if any.
(16) 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 candidate’s Statement of Vision for the University for the next five years and beyond. The statement must not be longer than 3,000 words.
All applications should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to: The Vice-Chancellor
Osun State University
Oke Baale, P. M. B. 4494
Osogbo, Osun State.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION/DEADLINE
The sealed envelope containing the application or nomination materials should be marked “Application/Post Of University Librarian” at the top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the Vice-Chanceilor not later than six weeks from the date of this publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Closing Date: All applications and references should reach the Registrar not later than 9th May, 2018. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their references are submitted by that date.