Associate Librarian

Hong Kong (HK)
13 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 are invited for:

Associate Librarian
Library [Ref. B/134/09]

The University is seeking an energetic, dynamic, forward-thinking professional for the position of Associate Librarian of the Library.

Duties : Reporting to and working closely with the University Librarian, the appointee will serve as the key member of the Library Management Group in the development and implementation of the Library policies, priorities and strategic plans.  S/he will be responsible for the administration, staff development, service promotion and building infrastructure development of the Library; lead or participate substantially in cross-sectional projects and working groups within the Library for enhancing Library services and operations; provide strategic leadership and advice in the development of innovative service models and programs for fostering user experience; and collaborate with stakeholders within and outside the University to fully integrate the Library into the University’s strategic planning efforts.  The appointee is expected to represent the Library at all levels. 

Requirements : A good honours degree plus a recognized postgraduate professional qualification in Librarianship or Information Science (MLS or equivalent), with a broad understanding of strategic directions of academic libraries and a proven record of strength in at least several operational areas (such as public services, faculty liaison, collection development, research services, technology, digital services, service promotion and space planning).  Candidates should demonstrate significant achievements and leadership in activities (such as planning, initiation and management of long-term projects, consortium collaboration, staff development and assessment, and library research), and have a proven record of professional participation and knowledge of current issues in university library management.  Excellent analytical, communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills; and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing, complex, diverse and multicultural environment are also required.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.

(Those who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.)

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and housing benefits.

Information and Application
Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email :  Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].  

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  The closing date is 24 December 2017.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and 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 49th (QS survey 2017/18), and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016/17); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2016).