Head of Libraries, Digital Services and Vietnamese Culture Collectionstions

Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Title: Head of Libraries, Digital Services and Vietnamese Culture Collectionstions
Division/ Centre: Vice President Academic
Department: Library
Campus Location: Based at the Saigon South campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of RMIT Vietnam.
Job Grade/ Classification: PSV9
Time Fraction: Full time

RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has 82,000 students including 12,000 at postgraduate level.

The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which we are located. With three campuses in Melbourne (Central Business District, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global university. RMIT also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 129-year history. Collaboration with industry is integral to the University’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. We are a 5-Star university under the QS Stars international evaluation system, and are 21st in the world among universities less than 50 years old (2015 QS Top 50 Under 50 index).

RMIT is ranked among the world’s top universities in 23 of 38 assessed subjects (and all five faculty areas) featured in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject. RMIT features among the world’s top 100 ranking in the 2017 QS subject rankings in Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering (Civil and Structural); Engineering (Electrical and Electronic); Communication and Media Studies, Education, Business and Management Studies, and Development Studies. The University’s research was rated “well above world standard” in 13 research fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation. In the 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, RMIT is ranked seventh in Australia and 71-80 in the world on the basis of employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate.

RMIT Vietnam

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.

As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region. Degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia, allowing Vietnamese students to receive an overseas education without having to leave home. Given its international profile, RMIT Vietnam is also host to students from Australia and many other countries. All degree programs are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and are subject to regulation by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. The academic programs span from vocational English through to undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. programs. All teaching at RMIT Vietnam is in English.

Position Summary

The Head of Libraries, Digital Services and the Vietnamese culture collections provides strategic leadership, compelling vision and effective management for the University’s Library physical spaces, digital services and
Vietnamese Culture collections to advance the University’s strategic plan. The Head of Libraries, Digital Services and the Vietnamese culture collections provides high level advice to the VPA and University community on the provision of library services, the scholarly communication environment and Culture collections services.

In addition the Head of Libraries, Digital Services and the Vietnamese culture collections will facilitate global partnerships with other Vietnamese Universities, galleries and industry to develop digital excellence online, curate Vietnamese cultural collections, curate open educational resources, delivery of strategic digital projects and events.

The role will specifically involve strategic management of digital innovation projects in addition to library operations across two locations. This role may be required to work at other locations of RMIT Vietnam.