(4 Nov 2021) Applications are invited for:-
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
(Ref: 210002FG) (Closing date: December 3, 2021)
The University Librarian serves as a University Officer and is responsible for the effective and efficient development and management of the CUHK Library to enhance teaching, learning and research. Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), the University Librarian engages with key leaders and stakeholders across the university and serves as the most senior leader of the CUHK Library. Given the increasingly central role of technology in university library operations, the University Librarian will also have substantial engagement with the Information Technology Services Centre of the University.
The University Librarian is responsible for leading and managing the CUHK Library; strategic planning; providing vision and direction to enact new and on-going initiatives; and leading a team of 30 library professionals and over 170 support staff in providing a wide range of library services as well as promoting interlibrary cooperation locally and overseas.
Duties include: (i) overseeing the library’s operation by effective strategic planning and supervision; (ii) developing key collaborative relationships with major stakeholders to enhance planning and implementation of strategic initiatives; (iii) strengthening the services and collections of the library for key research areas of the University, including digital humanities and digital scholarship; and (iv) building comprehensive collections across the disciplines, including digital access to content, to support the needs of academic research and teaching and learning.
The next University Librarian should have both the vision and executive leadership experience required to help define and to lead the future of the CUHK Library. The successful candidate for this position should have:
- a higher degree in Librarianship or Information Science;
- excellent communication skills and a customer service orientation;
- substantial library administrative and management experience, with a preference for experience in an academic setting;
- demonstrated track record of applying information technology in managing learning resources, bibliometrics, and research data; and
- effective and innovative leadership in strategic planning. Knowledge of Chinese is not required but would be an advantage.
Terms of Appointment
Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Salary and benefits for the position will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations
The Chinese University of Hong Kong will be supported by the executive search firm Perrett Laver in this global recruitment exercise. Applications should include the following materials:
- A brief covering letter indicating your interest in the position
Further information about the position, including how to apply, may be found at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5436. Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Dr. Felix Chan at [email protected] The deadline for applications is Friday, 3 December 2021.
More details can be found in the original job posting here.