Position available: Librarian

Applications close 15 February 2020

Whitley College

As the Baptist College of Victoria and as an agency of the Baptist Union, Whitley College is dedicated to providing high quality theological educational resources to all of those committed to the call of God and to the life and mission of the Church in a rapidly changing society. In offering theological education through a comprehensive range of diplomas and degrees accredited by the University of Divinity, professional development opportunities, advanced research programs, and innovative and flexible training initiatives, Whitley seeks to fulfil its mission to equip men and women for leadership and service in a variety of ministries in church and society. Whitley is committed to creating an even stronger and dynamic learning environment for students and to develop further the relationships with partners and stakeholders.

University of Divinity

Whitley College is one of the eleven colleges of the University of Divinity and part of its collegiate structure. The University of Divinity promotes the highest standards of scholarship in theology, philosophy and ministry. Through scholarship, the University aims to address the issues of the contemporary world. Founded
in 1910 as the Melbourne College of Divinity, the University has a long history of pursuing and achieving these aims.

Primary objectives

Whitley is seeking a person to fulfil the position of Librarian.

The Librarian is responsible for the provision of information services to support the teaching, learning and research activities of the faculty and students of Whitley College.

The Geoffrey Blackburn Library is situated in Parkville, with a significant proportion ofthe collection stored off-site pending the development of thepremises within the next 2-3 years.This is a part-time role with the hours of work structured around the teaching timetable ensuring the availability of a Librarian at peak student use times.

Position Description

Read the full Librarian Position Description.


Prospective and interested candidates may direct inquiries to Lorraine Mitchell on lmitchell@whitley.edu.au.


Interested candidates for the role are kindly requested to submit their application no later than 8 January 2020, to librarian@whitley.edu.au.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position by 15 February 2020.

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