Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3200 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

CBU invites applications for a full-time position in the Library at the rank of Librarian I to commence spring 2018.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library and Multicultural Learning, the successful candidate will offer multi-disciplinary reference services and information literacy instruction as well as provide collection development and liaison with academic departments (primarily humanities and social sciences, and Unama’ki College). The working schedule may include one evening per week and one Sunday per month.

Applicants must have a MLIS from an ALA accredited institution with preference given to candidates with a degree, at a Master’s level, in an Arts & Social Science related field; a minimum of 1 year of experience as a subject librarian with collection development responsibilities in an academic library; demonstrated ability to teach effectively and work collaboratively in an academic environment; demonstrated understanding of scholarly publishing, including Open Access publishing and related issues; a high level of competence with electronic information sources and technologies; website editing or coding ability an asset; familiarity with current Canadian Copyright Law; and knowledge of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and/or experience working on Indigenous issues/or with Indigenous peoples in Canada is an asset

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (LIB1802) and identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. March 2, 2018. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2