Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of University Librarian of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.

The University
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri was established in 1980 by the Federal Government of Nigeria.  The University strives for excellence and is poised to becoming one of the best Universities of Technology in the world.  The University is committed to the production of high level manpower, engaging in cutting edge research and community service for the achievement of national developmental goals and global relevance.

The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University Library and the coordination of the Library Services in the University. He/she is also responsible for the short, medium and long term planning, administration and expansion of collections and services of the Library and their maintenance at a level to meet the teaching, research and all programmes of the University.

a.       Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must be a Chartered Librarian and should also possess the following:
i)   A good Honours degree, Masters degree and a Ph.D in Library and Information Science.
ii)  A minimum of fifteen (15) years post graduation and professional experience in an institution of higher learning or any other recognized body.

b.   The candidate for the position is expected to be a person:
i)  with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate staff under him/her;
ii)  of high integrity, who promotes excellence;
iii)  with excellent physical and mental health;
iv)  that is focused, innovative and computer literate.

c.       Salary and Conditions of Service
The appointment is for a period of five (5) years effective from the date of assumption of duty, and may be extended by one year subject to good performance.  The salary is as applicable to similar positions in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the University Governing Council. 

d.      Method of Application
Applicants are requested to submit thirty (30) copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae in the following order:
i         Names in full (Surname first, in capital letters)
ii        Place and Date of Birth
iii       Home Address
iv       Present Postal Address
v        Permanent Home Address
vi       Telephone Number
vii      Nationality/State of Origin
viii     Marital Status
ix       Number & Ages of Children (if any)
x        Secondary and Post Secondary education (including dates & institutions)
xi       Academic & Professional Qualifications (including distinctions with dates)
xii      Present employment, indicating present status and salary
xiii    Statement of experience including authorship stating contributions (evidence to support contributions should be produced where possible).
xiv     Extra Curricular Activities
xv      Names and addresses of three (3) Referees.

In addition to stating the names and addresses of Referees, applicants should request each of their nominated Referees to send a Confidential Report on them to the Registrar, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri and “Confidential Report” clearly marked on the envelope which must sealed.

Closing Date
All applications and other correspondences should be forwarded in sealed envelopes directly to the Registrar and the “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, FUTO” clearly marked on the envelope. Applications should reach the Registrar not later than six weeks from the date of this publication. Only the applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Orje Ishegh-Nor
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