Dublin City University is a research-intensive, globally engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and by its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high quality, rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. DCU is Ireland’s fastest growing university and its next phase of major expansion involves strategic investments of more than €300m, including a €250m campus development plan.

DCU is now seeking to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to the position of University Librarian. This position presents an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future of DCU, as it enters its next stage of development.

The ideal candidate will have a record of accomplishment in leadership and senior management experience in a university library, at both strategic and expert level. They will have a demonstrable reputation for shaping and delivering strategy, together with an extensive knowledge of the Irish Higher Education Sector, along with the key issues facing academic libraries. They will be able to communicate and deliver a compelling vision for future-focussed service delivery in support of research, teaching and learning.

Job Description

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149.

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref: #1122 University Librarian.

Applications should be submitted by email to or by Fax: +353 (0) 1 7005500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.

Closing date 17th March 2019

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

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