Associate University Librarian, Learning Teaching & Research

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Learning Resources

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

The Library provides a range of services, resources and expertise that support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching, and that enhance world leading research and innovation.

You will take a leadership role and drive the delivery and development of learning, teaching and research support services to meet the needs of the University. Customer focused Library services will be developed to enable staff and students to become self-sufficient in finding, using and evaluating information in support of their research and learning goals. This role is also responsible for the delivery of client services involving lending, inquiry and management of physical library collections, and supporting student success in innovative ways.

This role will work closely with the University Librarian and the AUL Access and Collections to deliver a holistic library service, and will deputise for the University Librarian as required.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree plus a professional Postgraduate library qualification
  • Substantial experience, with a minimum of five years in a leadership role, preferably within a tertiary or research library
  • Proven leadership skills, including ability to lead change and to lead in a team environment
  • Demonstrable experience of managing staff, including selection, recruitment, training supervision and performance management
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship and trends in tertiary education, especially e-Research, blended and online learning, open education resources and new modes of scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, service development and review and innovation
  • Significant budget management experience.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 20 November 2016.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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