The University Librarian is responsible for providing informed, judicious, and imaginative academic and professional leadership both within the Vaughan Memorial Library and across the broader University. As a member of the senior leadership team, the University Librarian works actively with Librarians, Archivists, Library services staff, the
Provost & Vice-President Academic, and the Advancement Office to develop and extend teaching, learning and
research initiatives and to contribute to the continuous enhancement of scholarship, curriculum, and pedagogy within
the Vaughan Memorial Library and the University.
The University Librarian, who reports to the Provost & Vice-President Academic, is ultimately responsible for the long-term development, care, and management of Library facilities, collections, and services. The University Library is supported by 9 full-time Librarians and Archivists, 20 library service staff, and numerous student assistants. The University Librarian oversees academic and professional processes as governed by a Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors and the Acadia University Faculty Association; the University Librarian also oversees processes as governed by a Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors and Service Employees International Union.
The University Librarian has major responsibility for developing, supporting, and maintaining an environment conducive to teaching and research excellence and to effective lifelong learning and personal growth for students, faculty, and community members.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our university community are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to submit a voluntary online self-identification form (Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form). Information provided on these forms may only be used for employment equity purposes.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact the chair of the search committee.
Confidential enquiries and applications (letter of interest and curriculum vitae) should be directed to:
Dr. Dale Keefe, Provost & Vice-President Academic and Chair of the Search Committee, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6, or emailed to email@example.com.
Only short-listed candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three referees.
We invite you to visit www.acadiau.ca to learn more about our university; a detailed position profile can be found at: (University Librarian Profile 2020).
The deadline for applications is before March 20, 2020.