The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications and nominations for a University Librarian.

The University Librarian leads a 25-person team of professional librarians and support staff, and as a UPEI senior manager shares in leadership of a university that is "on the rise".  As UPEI’s intellectual and learning crossroads, the Robertson Library serves almost 400 full-time and part-time faculty members, 4,000 full-time & part-time students, and the broader information community of Prince Edward Island.  UPEI has experienced a dramatic development of research intensity, and for three years has been rated among the top undergraduate universities in Canada for research productivity.  UPEI’s award- winning faculty and students enjoy a special teaching and learning environment; UPEI professors have won the national 3M teaching fellowship in four of the past five years and UPEI students rank first among primarily undergraduate universities for winning national awards.  The newly established Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning, located in the Robertson Library, offers a rich array of programs emphasizing student success.  The University Librarian will play a central leadership role in a dynamic learning and research environment. 

The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will have: a demonstrated record of teaching, management skills and leadership in an academic library setting and an established record of the contributions to the discipline of academic librarianship.

Letters of application, including a current curriculum vitae and a statement of interest in and vision for serving as University Librarian, should be sent to the President, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 or [log in to unmask] .  Applicants should indicate the names of three persons who may be approached for references.

Closing Date: Completed applications or nominations will be accepted until January 31st, 2006 (or until the position is filled) with an expected starting date of July 1, 2006.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.