Job: University Librarian

12.19.16 – University Librarian
University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China

DescriptionEstablished in 1981 with English as its working language, the University of Macau (UMacau) is now a flagship university in Macao. Aiming to become a world-class university, UMacau has been making tremendous progress in recent years. A new campus with more than 60 buildings has been completed, with a total investment of more than US$2B. More than 300 new faculty members have been recruited internationally to enhance teaching, research, and service. Recognizing our progress, in the recent THE ranking, UMacau advanced 75 places from 2015, placing us as No. 2 in Portuguese speaking countries and regions, No. 37 in Asia, and No. 16 in the Greater China Region. UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The University of Macau is seeking dynamic and visionary candidates for the position of University Librarian.

 University Library of UMacau

Standing at the forefront and occupying the central location of the campus, the University Library is the landmark building of the UMacau campus. The new University Library is a magnificent building of 30,000 square meters, seating for 3,000, and a capacity of more than one million volumes of hard copy books. With over 35 years of development, the new University Library is now the largest one in Macao. At this moment, the University Library holds a collection of over 5 million publications including books, periodicals, AV materials, paintings, antiques, microfilms, etc. It also contains a large number of electronic resources, such as e-databases, e-books, e-theses and e-journals.

The University Library’s major functions include providing reference books, academic journals and electronic information networks and electronic database necessary for the teaching, research, and services of the University; to collect, preserve, and develop the University’s own academic resources; to provide appropriate space, environment and professional guidance to support the overall development of the University, and to serve as an information and cultural centre for the entire campus, thus cultivating artistic and cultural ambiance at UMacau.

University Librarian of UMacau

The University Librarian, directly reporting to the Vice Rector (Research), will lead the overall operation and management of the University Library. She/he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects related to the library in the University, including: (a) developing, monitoring and reviewing the strategic direction of library functions; (b) planning and managing library resources, services and facilities for the University; (c) providing oversight of all library policies and operations including the development of working manuals; (d) applying information technology to library functions including the on-line delivery of data-bases and library resources; (e) contributing to scholarship pertaining to librarianship, and, in other academic disciplines in collaboration with academics at the University and in the international community; (f) overseeing the development and preservation of historical materials in the University Gallery; (g) planning and managing staff and financial resources; and (h) developing and implementing regional and international library collaborative projects.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Library Science or related disciplines, highly preferably with a PhD degree;
  2. At least 10 years’ substantial working experience in library or equivalent capacity, such as academic or research experience in library-related discipline;
  3. Knowledge and hands-on integration of the use of information technologies into library services;
  4. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a large academic library, and familiarity with the operation of library consortia, well-connected with the regional and international library community;
  5. Strong experience in general administration and management, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, self-motivated, analytical and creative;
  6. Good command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua), with knowledge of Portuguese as advantage.

Remuneration offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ professional qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM ( on or before February 10, 2017 (Ref. No.: LIB/12/2016). Other contact points are:

Human Resources Office

University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Website:;  Email:

Tel: +853 8822 8406;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

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