University Librarian

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
04 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. 

Applications and nominations are invited for:

University Librarian [Ref. B/523/09]

As a large administrative unit with about 90 staff members supporting the University’s academic enterprise, the Library endeavours to support and augment teaching, learning and research by providing a dynamic environment conducive to studying and offering seamless access to the diverse, up-to-date and high-quality resources.  The Library’s current collection includes more than one million volumes of print books and about two million electronic books.  The collection also comprises around two hundred thousand volumes of bound periodicals and over one thousand current serials titles.  The Library maintains an expanding number of electronic databases, e-journals, and media resources.

Reporting to the Associate Provost (Academic Affairs), the University Librarian plays a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership to the Library and effective management of resources in the delivery of services.  The appointee will also work closely with the University senior management to develop the Library as a key resource centre to provide professional intellectual support in the utilization and creation of knowledge and scholarly information.

Qualifications for Appointment

Candidates should possess proven track record of effective management and leadership of an academic library.  Other essential qualities include relevant professional qualifications, commitment to excellence, outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills to work effectively with different stakeholders, demonstrated management and leadership ability, and considerable knowledge of emerging technologies to support excellence in research and professional education.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes.

Information and Application

Further information on the post is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : lib.search@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office, or email to "lib.search@cityu.edu.hk".  Applications and nominations received by 20 February 2022 will receive full consideration.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking #53 (QS survey 2022), and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).

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