12/22/15 – Associate Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support)
City University of Hong Kong, China
Sarah P’s comments: This position was originally posted 12/22/15 but they did not find a qualified candidate (see note in bold below). Last year City University advertised for a new Library Director (10/15). FYI: Last year there were 8 positions listed in Hong Kong and 37 in Asia. This region is starting to outpace the Middle East in available international positions which is a notable dynamic.
(Those who have responded to the previous advertisement will be considered but need not to re-apply.)
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. Aspiring to be a valued learning partner in the 21st century, the Library of City University of Hong Kong is in the midst of an ambitious re-structuring.
Applications are invited for: Associate Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support)
Duties : Implement strategic plans to create innovative service models for users and to enhance the user experience; collaborate with stakeholders in and outside the University to fully integrate the Library into the University’s strategic planning efforts and to support the University Librarian in managing the Library operations.
Requirements : A good honours degree plus a recognized post-graduate professional qualification in Librarianship or Information Science (MLS or equivalent), with experience in managing public services in a large, complex organization including operations, facilities and human resources management. 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. 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 required. Candidates should also have a proven record of professional participation and knowledge of current issues in university library management. The appointee is expected to represent the Library at all levels.
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 http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : firstname.lastname@example.org/Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].
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 57th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2015); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2015); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2015).