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Vacancy: University Librarian


Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the vacant position of Librarian in the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.



The University of Medical Sciences Ondo, the third specialized Medical University in Africa and Nigeria’s first specialized Medical University was accredited by the National Universities Commission and established in December 2014 by a law of the Ondo State Government to encourage the advancement of learning.




The University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the coordination of all library services in the University.

For the vacant post, the University seeks candidates with the vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and requisite professional skill and competence. The candidate must be innovative and should understand the nature and dynamics of the best practices in the provision of academic library services.



Candidate must possess at least a minimum higher degree of Masters in Library and Information Science. Possession of a Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage. He/she must be certified by the Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). In addition, the candidate must be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficient.

Candidate must also have at least fifteen (15) years cognate experience in an academic library. A strong evidence of substantial number of scholarly publications both in quality and quantum in reputation international and national journals is required. Candidate must be capable of providing academic and administrative leadership. The candidate should not be below the rank of Reader Librarian/Deputy University Librarian. The candidate should not be more than sixty-five (65) years by October 1, 2023.



The successful candidate shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment.



The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a University Librarian of Public Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the State Government and the University Governing Council as appropriate.



Candidates should forward applications with twenty (20) copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with the vision for the position, providing information on the following:

i.            Full name        

ii.           Place and Date of Birth                                         

iii.          Home Address

iii.          Email Address(s)          

iv.          Sex                                                            

v.           Nationality

vi.          Marital Status              

vii.         Number and ages of Children

viii.       Permanent Home Address   Phone Numbers

ix.          Degrees (including dates/class and institutions) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions (Photocopies of Certificates to be attached).

x.           Statement of Experience including full details of former and present posts.

xi.          List of Publications.    

xii.         Current Research

xiii.        Other Activities outside Current Employment

xiv.        Extra-Curricular activities

xv.         Proposed date of availability for Duties, if appointed.

xvi.        Any other relevant information.



The candidate should also state in clear terms of not more than 500 words, his/her vision statement for the University in the next five years with particular reference to administration, control and innovations in library services.



In addition to stating the names and addresses of three (3) referees, applicants should request their referees to forward references on their behalf directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, University of Medical Sciences, Laje Road, Ondo.

All applications are to be submitted under confidential cover with envelope marked “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, UNIMED” and addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council,

University of Medical Sciences,

Laje Road, Ondo City,



Submission of application should not be later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.


Dr. Woleola J. Ekundayo

Registrar and Secretary to Council.

University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria. PMB 536. E-mail:
Tel: +234-706-957-3618, +234-905-826-3636, +234-811-295-7770,