Bowen University University Librarian Jobs in Nigeria

Bowen University University Librarian Jobs in Nigeria

  • Bowen University is a licensed private institution owned by the Nigerian Baptist Convention and established in July 2001 with a commitment to high performance and adding a distinctly moral dimension and Godly value to tertiary education in Nigeria and beyond.

    The Position

  • The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for she overall administration of the University Library and its branches providing Library and information services for the entire University community.


  • The University Librarian is the academic and professional Head of the University Library and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and management of the University Library and its branches.

  • By the virtue of his/her position, the University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University.

    The Candidate

  • A Christian (preferably of Baptist denomination) who is visionary, innovative, of high integrity with excellent interpersonal communication.

  • He/she must be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of people, especially the library staff and users.

  • He/she must fully understand the complexity of the University System and must be able to effectively utilize its human resource to develop a library system that will fully support the aspirations of the University to attain world class status.

  • He must enjoy good physical and mental health and must be between 45 and 55 years of age as of the time of assumption of duty.

  • He/she must be ICT compliant and able to move the University towards virtual library application and platforms.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates must possess a good honours Degree from a recognized University and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent and must have had not less than fifteen (15) years of relevant post-graduation experience, five (5) of which must be in University Administration and must show evidence of active research supported by a substantial number of scholarly publications in refereed journals.

  • He/she must be a certified Librarian with evidence of membership of recognised professional bodies (e.g. Nigerian Library Association (NLA) etc).

  • Possession of a doctorate degree will be an added advantage.

    Salary and Conditions of Service

  • The appointment shell be for a single term of five (5) years.

  • Bowen University runs a unique remuneration package, which is similar to what obtains in other tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

  • Fringe benefits
    include furnished accommodation, an official vehicle and driver and other benefits as approved by the Governing Council.

    Application Closing Date

  • 16th June, 2020.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are required to send their Application, Curriculum Vitae and all other necessary credentials as attachment in PDF format to: using the following format:

  • Full name with surname first in capital letters

  • Post applied for

  • Date of birth, town and state of origin

  • Religion and denomination

  • Current postal address including GSM number and email address

  • Permanent home address

  • Marital status

  • Names and ages of children

  • Institutions attended with dates

  • Academic qualifications with dates

  • Membership of professional bodies

  • Work experience

  • Present employment, status and salary

  • Service to national and international bodies

  • Names and address of three (3) referees

  • Signature and date.

  • The application should include candidate's statement of Vision and Mission for the next five years in not more than 1,000 words.

  • Candidates are also requested to submit Twenty (20) copies of their Applications, Curriculum Vitae and necessary credentials under confidential cover in a sealed envelope marked "Post of Registrar" or "Post of Bursar Bowen University, Iwo" to:

    The Registrar,
    Bowen University,
    P.M.B. 284 - Iwo,
    Osun State.


  • Referees should be contacted by each candidate to submit signed electronic copies of their report in PDF format to the same email address stated above, attesting to the candidate’s academic and managerial abilities as well as his/her moral character and uprightness.

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