Applications and nominations are invited for University Librarian, City University of Hong Kong

(5 December 2018) Applications and nominations are invited for: University Librarian [Ref. B/239/09], City University of Hong Kong

As a large administrative unit with over 100 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 1 million volumes of print books and about 2 million electronic books.  The collection also comprises several 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 Provost, 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 strong academic credentials, preferably at the level of Professor or above, with 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
The appointee will be offered appointment to a rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  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 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 : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 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 31 December 2018 will receive full consideration.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.