Internal & External Advertisement 9th October, 2017

Post on 26 October 2017


The Governing Council of the Kwara State University, Malete hereby announces that the position of University Librarian of the University will become vacant with effect from 16th March, 2018.

The position of Director, Works and Physical Planning has also been declared vacant.

 Accordingly, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant positions.



The University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the Administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library services in the University, (i.e. in the Main Library and in Libraries across all campuses of the University). The University Librarian is a member of the University Management Committee. As an Academic Staff, the University Librarian will be required to provide both Academic and Administrative Leadership to staff in the University Library.


The candidate, who must have had a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, should possess at least a Master’s Degree in Library Science. A Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage. The candidate must show evidence of substantial contribution to knowledge through research and scholarly publications in reputable Journals. In addition, the candidate should have proficiency in management and administration, capability to initiate research and be knowledgeable in the application of Computer to Library operations and services.


The duration of appointment of University Librarian is for a single term of five (5) years in the first instance with eligibility for re-appointment for a second and final term of five (5) years.


The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other conditions of service as are applicable to the University Librarian in a University.


The Director of Works and Physical Planning is the Chief Technical Officer of the University responsible to the Vice- Chancellor for the day-to-day maintenance of University Buildings, Roads, Water Bore holes, electrical installations, equipment and other properties, including provision of services and utilities for the wellbeing of the University.


The candidate must:

  1. have had a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, should possess a good University degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building, Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning or other related disciplines. A Master’s Degree in related discipline will be an added advantage.
  2. be a fully registered member of relevant professional bodies such as Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Registration of Engineers in Nigerian COREN (for Engineers), Architecture Registration Council of Nigeria ARCON and Nigerian Institute of Architecture (NIA) (for Architects), Quantity Surveyor Registration Board of Nigeria, QSRBN (for Quantity Surveyors), NIOB (for Building Engineers).
  • demonstrate competence through experience, strategy,, to maintain a high level of discipline, prompt and adequate response system, prudence and strong accountability in the Department of Works and Physical Planning.
  1. propose and discuss plans for a pro-active maintenance culture for the University during the interview.
  2. be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided design and control.


The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other conditions of service as are applicable to the Director, Works and Physical Planning in a University.


Interested candidates should forward fifteen (15) copies each of their applications and current Curriculum Vitae which should be in the format below:

  1. Full names (Surname Last in Block Letters)
  2. Post Applied for
  3. Marital Status
  4. Number of Children and their ages
  5. Place of Birth
  6. Nationality and State of Origin (if Nigerian)
  7. Local Government Area
  8. Contact address
  9. Permanent Home address
  10. GSM Numbers and e-mail address
  11. Institution(s) attended with dates
  12. Academic and Professional qualifications with dates
  13. Working Experience with dates
  14. Present Employment status, salary and employer
  15. Extra Curricula activities
  16. Names and Addresses of three (3) referees (two of whom must be professionals or authorities in relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward Confidential Reports on them directly to the Registrar, indicating the post applied for.

All applications should be addressed to the Registrar, Kwara State University, Malete, P.M.B 1530, Ilorin. The post applied for should be indicated at the left side corner of a sealed envelope.

Closing Date

All applications and referees’ reports should be submitted not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this advertisement. Only the applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Application closes by 12:00 noon, Friday 24th November, 2017.