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Library and Learning Commons Director

Wenzhou, China
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking a Library and Learning Commons Director for its additional instructional location in Wenzhou, China. Wenzhou is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced cities on China's East Coast, located one hour by plane and just over three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai. Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres, currently enrolls 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will bring enrollment to more than 10,000 students within the foreseeable future. WKU is approved by the Ministry of Education of China and is approved as an additional location of Kean University by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Library and Learning Commons Director (LLCD) is the lead administrator for the Library and Learning Commons at Wenzhou-Kean University. Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) at Wenzhou-Kean University and in collaboration with the Executive Director of the Learning Commons at the Union, NJ campus, the LLCD is responsible for the overall administration of the WKU Library and Learning Commons (WKU LLC).

The Library and Learning Commons Director is an employee of Kean University. This position is located at the Wenzhou-Kean University campus in Wenzhou, China but travel is required to the Kean USA campus on an as needed basis. A flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours is also required. Wenzhou-Kean University offers a competitive salary and benefits plan, which includes healthcare coverage and partnerships with the best medical hospitals in Wenzhou. In addition, employees are provided with housing options, round trip airfare(s), a reimbursement to cover relocation expenses and sick and vacation time allotments. Opportunities to attend professional development activities are also available. The affiliated State of New Jersey title for this position is Director 3.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Science, Library Science or a similar program and a minimum of three years of professional library supervisory experience in an institution of higher education or directly related entity is required.   A Master’s or Doctoral degree from an ALA or equivalent program; a second subject Master’s or Doctoral degree or equivalent academic course accomplishment; and experience with/expertise in architectural collection resources is preferred. Important qualifications include: demonstrated experience and expertise in learning support and digital information resources; a clear strategic vision; ability to develop a strong library staff team to support teaching, learning and research for the academic community; technology management skills including the ability to train and assist others to work with digital resources; ability to plan, initiate and implement effective programs, projects and services; ability to plan, conduct and evaluate library information literacy activities; knowledge of the principles of budget planning, development and administration; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administrators, alumni and the community; and a demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences. International professional work experience is strongly preferred.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures. 

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Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

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