Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: University Librarian

The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position University Librarian, to take effect from 1st August, 2021.

REPORTING TO:    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs)

(a)    Must be must be of Professorial status or a person qualified to be appointed as such an academic/research institution or eligible for that position;

(b)    Must have a higher/research degree in Librarianship/Information Studies and at least 15 years relevant post-qualification experience, backed by internationally acknowledged scholarship in Librarianship;

(c)    Must have wide practical experience in all aspects of University Library work; and,

(d)    Must be conversant with ICT and its Library applications

The University Librarian shall:
1.    Under the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), be responsible for the management of all libraries and related information and communication materials and resources of the University.

2.    Manage the libraries and related information, communication materials and resources in accordance with rules and regulations approved by the Academic Board.

3.    Implement or ensure the implementation of decisions of the Library Board approved by the Academic Board.

4.    Be a member of the Academic Board and its Business and Executive Committee.

5.    Provide professional/administrative leadership for the University of Ghana Library System which comprises the Balme Library and its satellite libraries.

The University Librarian shall hold office for at least three years on terms and conditions recommended by the Appointments Board and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:
i.    Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at

ii.    An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.

iii.    A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.  The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at:

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 23rd November, 2020.