Job: University Librarian

10/23/15 –  University Librarian
City University of Hong Kong, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This university lasted posted an open position in 12/14, however this is the 8th position to be listed this year for Hong Kong, and the 37th for Asia.  This region is starting to outpace the Middle East in available international positions which is a notable dynamic. FYI: University Librarian = Director.

Worldwide Search for Talent

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.  The University has seven Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy, engineering, environment, humanities, law, science, social sciences, veterinary sciences and other strategic growth areas.


Applications and nominations are invited for : University Librarian [Ref. B/032/49]

As a large administrative unit with over 100 staff members supporting the University’s academic enterprise, the Library provides a range of user-centred services to support the teaching, learning and research activities of the University community in a dynamic academic environment.  The Library’s current collection includes more than 1 million volumes of print books and over 2.5 million electronic books.  The collection also comprises several hundred thousand volumes of bound periodicals. 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 attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).


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 : : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office, or email to “”.  Applications and nominations received before 30 November 2015 will receive full consideration.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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