Job Vacancy For University Librarian

Institution, located in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position: University Librarian

Job Description

The University Librarian is a Senior Management level position in the University. As the administrative head of the University Library, the University Librarian shall be of professional status and shall be responsible fto the Vice-Chancellor for the administration and coordination of all library services in the University. The Librarian shall:

• Be responsible for the provision of adequate, relevant and up-to-date reading and audio-visual materials to support effective teaching, research and community service functions of the University
• Ensure the maintenance of a congenial environment for reading and learning in all the libraries of the University
• Be responsible for maintaining linkages with local and international organistions involved in library work
• Liaise with the library committee and formulate policies for the maximum and onward approval by the academic board
• Be a member of the academic board and
• Perform any other functions assigned by the Vice-Chancellor of the University

Qualification Required & Experience

Applicants for the position must:

• Possess a minimum of a postgraduate degree in librarianship/library science or information science. PhD in any of these would be an advantage
• Have served as a Deputy Librarian in a University or comparable grade in a similar institution or organisation for at least 6 years or
• Must have at least 15 years of experience in the field of librarianship in a tertiary institution, industry or any relevant public service organisation, 5 of which should be in senior management position
• Provide evidence of research publications in area of specialisation in peer reviewed journals/publications
• Be analytical, critical, result-oriented, innovative and visionary
• Exhibit a high sense of industry, leadership qualities and organisational skills
• Be eligible to hold office for 4 years before the compulsory retirement age of 60 years and
• Be computer literate and conversant with library software

Tenure of Office

Candidates must be able to hold office for a minimum of four (4 years on first appointment and may, on application, be reappointed for a further term of up to 4 years only, provided that no part of the second term enters his/her retirement age

Location: Ho, Volta Region

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified candidates should submit applications with the following

• Completed Application Form (UAPB Form 1A) from the Staff Portal on the HTU Website,
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae and copies of educational and other professional certificates
• Names and addresses of three (3) referees
• A short vision statement not exceeding five (5) pages outlining how the applicant intends to use the period in Office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its vision and mission

Eight (8) copies of the above documents in an envelope marked with position being applied for should be submitted to:

The Registrar,
Ho Technical University,
Box HP 217,
Ho, Ghana

Applicants must request their referees to submit confidential reports to the Registrar via email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 21 August, 2020