Job: Deputy/Principal Librarian

3.18.16 – Deputy University Librarian
Fiji National University, Nasinu, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: Re-advertised: note the new closing date of 4/29/16.  I suspect this is a new position as this university was only created in 2010.  On their website they list this position as ‘re-advertised’ so perhaps, as often happens, they were advertising locally first.  Given the high level of education and skills they are requiring I am not surprised they did not yet locate a viable candidate. FYI: The other contender in the region and the usual source for jobs is the well-established, British-based University of the South Pacific located in Suva, Fiji.

FNU Wikipedia article
FNU Library Page
Indeed Review of Working for FNU (includes a Library Assistant review)


The appointee will be responsible to assist the University Librarian in all academic, strategic and managerial affairs of the library and the total operations of library and information services. He / She will be required to assist the University Librarian in formulating planning goals and objectives, recruiting, supervising professional and paraprofessional staff, providing education, and training for its staff. The appointee will also be responsible for reviewing and/or developing Library policies, systems and procedures in accordance with the educational objective of the University, and provide technical advice to staff and students of FNU pertaining to library services. The Deputy University Librarian is also required to train and mentor junior staff and interns. In addition to these duties, the Deputy University Librarian is required to develop and/or teach courses at various levels as per the University Academic Policies.


A Doctoral degree  in Library Science/  Information Science/Information Management and 3 years of experience at a senior managerial position in a recognised university library OR a Master’s Degree in Library Science/  Information Science/Information Management and at least 7 years of experience at a senior managerial position in a recognised university library.

The appointee should have related teaching experience in higher education stream and a demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the discipline through research and scholarship.

(Senior managerial position means performing a managerial role e.g.  Section in-charge Librarian, Senior Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian or a higher position in a university library after obtaining full professional qualification at masters level)


An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must be submitted online using the University’s online job applications system which can be accessed at this address:
Incomplete applications will not be considered, therefore your submission as a complete application must include:

  • Cover letter with Job Ref. No. and Position
  • Detailed CV with at least contacts of 3 referees
  • Certified academic credentials & transcripts

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.


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