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 August 2016.

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 education, humanities and social sciences, and Unama’ki College). The working schedule includes one evening per week and one Sunday per month.



Applicants must have a MLIS from an ALA accredited institution with preference being 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 in an academic library is required.  

 – 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

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

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department:

    • a letter of application quoting the reference number (LIB1604) and identifying his/her education and experience as it relates to this position;
    • a resume; and
    • complete contact information of three references.Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. March 30th 2016 (pdf format preferred). Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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 peoples, 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