University Librarian (Mountain Top University)

Position: Full-Time
Date posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Job Summary

The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the development of the University library system including the Main Library, College/Faculty and Departmental libraries.

Job Details

The University Librarian shall be the academic head of the University Library. He/She shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the development of the University library system including the Main Library, College/Faculty and Departmental libraries.


Candidate should possess a good honours degree (not below Second Class) and a Doctorate in Library science or related discipline (This is an academic post of professorial ranking hence the need for the candidate to hold the PhD degree). In addition, the candidate should have at least 15 years post-graduate experience, 10 years of which should be in Senior Management position in the University. Preference will be given to candidates holding the position of Deputy Librarian in a university or comparable institution.

Candidates must also show evidence of considerable scholarship and thorough understanding of the application of new technologies to library operations and services. Computer literacy and knowledge of the Application of ICT in library services are essential requirements. In addition, candidates must show sufficient evidence of contributions to knowledge through research and scholarly publications in reputable journals within and outside Nigeria, competence in job planning, organization and ability to take initiatives to fast-track the development of a young University Library to an international standard within a short period of time. The candidate must be a good and committed Christian, whose character, actions and deeds will impact strongly on staff and students.

Salary and Conditions of Service

The successful applicant will be placed on the consolidated salary and will enjoy all the approved benefits and allowances normally attached to the position of principal officers in the Nigerian University System. He/she shall also enjoy other benefits/entitlements that may be approved by the Governing Council from time to time.

Method of Application

Each applicant should forward forty (40) duly-signed copies of his/her application with detailed curriculum vitae written in the following order:

  • Name in full
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • State of Origin
  • Marital Status
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Post Address
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Degrees (including dates and institutions)
  • Any other qualifications and distinctions
  • Statement of experience, including full details of former and present posts and current salary
  • List of publications with names of journals and dates
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Names and Addresses of the three (3) Referees
  • Proposed date of availability if appointed

The applicant should also include photocopies of all credentials, as well as a two-page statement of the applicant’s vision and mission for the university. Applicants are requested to inform their referees to send confidential reports on them directly to the Vice-Chancellor.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Vice–Chancellor
Mountain Top University,
Central Administration Building,
MFM Prayer City, Makogi,
Lagos- Ibadan Expressway,
Ogun State

Closing Date

Applications close four weeks from the date of this posting (see top of page for date of posting).