Job: Acquisition & Description Librarian

8.14.17 –  Acquisition & Description Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This job was originally listed on 5/29 along with a Research & Instruction position. It is a position with a fairly new university (2013), formed as a partnership between Duke University in the USA and Wuhan University in China. They’re hiring quite a few positions so it would seem they are expanding. Here is more info:
Wikipedia article
Chronicle of Higher Education article

The Acquisition and Description Librarian’s position at Duke Kunshan University Library has been slightly revised with a new application deadline (Aug. 31). Please feel free to share the following posting link to anyone who is interested in working at a top joint-venture University in China:


Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China ( The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits, and start-up packages.

Job: K-12 Librarian

8.8.17 –  K-12 Librarian
Tsinghua International School, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  A late opening.  The school, though young, has positive reviews.


Date Posted/Updated 05 August 2017
Apply By Date 15 August 2017
Job Start Date 21 August 2017
Level K-12
Subject/Area Library
Position Description Librarian who will handle the Grade 1-12 library. Will have an experienced assistant. Will also teach research to Grade 6 and Grade 9 students. Request complete job description from Wendy Wang

$36,000-$55,500 Salary is based on years of teaching experience and increases 5% each year.


– Airline ticket to Beijing and home again at the end of the school year.
– Housing stipend
– CIGNA health insurance. School pays $3086 of the cost and 70% of the cost over $3086
– Provides a settling in amount of $1500

Some benefits apply to dependents.

NOTE: Amounts quoted fluctuate based on currency valuations. Salary and benefits paid in Chinese RMB.


– At least a Bachelor’s Degree in the listed subject area – Library Science
– Teacher certification School Library/Resource Room
– Native English speaker
– Clean criminal background check
– Two years experience as a school librarian with a Bachelor’s Degree or 0 years with a Master’s
Degree in Library Science
– North American teacher for this position.

Age Restrictions:


Age Limit:


Additional materials:



Through SKYPE unless the candidate is in Beijing and then the interview will be in person at Tsinghua International School.


Job: Research Librarian

7.12.17 – Research Librarian
Schwarzman College Library, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  Click for info about Schwarzman Scholars , and note they are requesting fluency in both English and Chinese.


Duties and Responsibility

  1. Responsible for the daily operations of Schwarzman College Library, including book procurement,  cataloging, inventory management etc;
  2. Assist students and researchers with information requests and analyze those requests to determine which materials will best meet researcher’s needs.
  3. Act as a library information consultant, manage book lending, track overdue book materials, log and process loss of materials;
  4. Manage the library database;
  5. Assist in book and materials acquisition for the library
  6. Assist students and researchers in accessing and using Tsinghua University’s database and online research resources
  7. Manage a team of student librarians, including overseeing work schedules and supervising workers.


  1. Master or Bachelor’s degree in library science;
  2. Full Fluency in both Chinese and English;
  3. Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  4. An ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time and implement projects independently;
  5. Adept at using computers, doing online research, and creating and maintaining electronic databases.
  6. Knowledge of university level online library resource systems preferred
  7. Previous experience in library operations required;
  8. Experience working in an academic environment is highly preferred;
  9. Experience living abroad or interacting with native English speakers in a professional context is highly preferred;
  10. Candidates should be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a strong sense of responsibility.

Please send the resume to with a copy

Please write in the subject line:   Applying for Research Librarian

Job: Research and Instruction Librarian

5.29.17 –  Research & Instruction Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a position from a fairly new university (2013), formed as a partnership between Duke University in the USA and Wuhan University in China. They’re hiring quite a few positions so it would seem they are expanding. Here is more info:
Wikipedia article
Chronicle of Higher Education article



Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China ( The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages.

Position Overview:

The Research and Instruction Librarian engages with the faculty, researchers, staff, and students of Duke Kunshan University (DKU) to identify current and emerging user needs and to deliver responsive and innovative research and instructional services.  The Librarian in this position collaborates with other DKU librarians and staff to develop, provide, and promote services in support of research and teaching, informational literacy, scholarly communication, and related activities.


How to apply:

Duke Kunshan University requests from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the name and contact information for three references. The materials should be submitted to Priority will be given to applications received by June 30, 2017 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Job: K-12 Librarian

5.8.17 –  K-12 Librarian
Tshinghua International School, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  I’m usually leery of China school library jobs because there have been so many slightly shady start-ups in the past few years. However, this school, according to International School Reviews, has an overall good rating although please read the reviews carefully as there is a lot of good information provided which can help you make a choice whether you should apply.  This is a late posting so there is a stronger chance of your being offered a job if you are new to international work or still working on your school library certification. Note: pay is local currency, check exchange rate.

School Description:

Tsinghua International School is a non-profit, WASC accredited, Grade 1-12 school located on the campus of Tsinghua University in the Haidian District of Beijing, China. The school utilizes a progressive/inquiry approach to the American based curriculum wth a Chinese cultural influence.

Age Restrictions:  Yes – 60


• Degree in appropriate content area or elementary as appropriate
• Teaching certification in appropriate content area
• Two years teaching experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 0 years with a Master’s          • Degree in the content area to be taught.
• Native or near native speaker of English


$36,000-$55,500 Salary is based on years of teaching experience and increases 5% each year.


– Airline ticket to Beijing and home again at the end of the school year.
– Housing stipend
– CIGNA health insurance. School pays $3086 of the cost and 70% of the cost over $3086
– Provides a settling in amount of $1500
– Some benefits apply to dependents.

NOTE: Amounts quoted fluctuate based on currency valuations. Salary and benefits paid in Chinese RMB.

Send inquiries and resumes to Maxine Klimasasa at

Additional materials:



Through SKYPE unless the candidate is in Beijing and then the interview will be in person at Tsinghua International School.


Jobs: Academic Librarians

1.23.17 –  Academic Librarian Positions
NYU Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  These open position listings were shared by Ray Pun, a former international librarian and NYU librarian.  Ray is now back in the US but is still very active in the international arena and has written a chapter in the just-published the  Taking Your MLIS Abroad.  It’s a much-needed publication, I am just sorry that it is so pricey. For more about Ray, please read my Spotlight on him and, as always, thanks for sharing!


NYU Shanghai aims to attract outstanding candidates who are professional, experienced (or with great potential), highly motivated, interested in higher education, and who thrive on the unique challenges of a multicultural environment.

If you are interested in any of the open positions listed below, please submit your online application via the “Apply” link.

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics

Faculty Technology Specialist

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.

Jobs: 2 Academic Positions

12.9.16 – Senior Officer of Learning Technology and Senior Officer of Research and Learning Services
The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Sarah P’s comments: Reviews and information:

Glassdoor Reviews
2012 Article
TripAdvisor  (description and review of the campus)

Closing date: 14 December 2016

Description for both positions:

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 12 years.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding. It is looking for ambitious, talented academics with a passion for teaching as well as research flair to join its team of science and engineering experts. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

Applicant is invited by Library, Research and Learning Resources, which is the professional service department that provides library, learning technologies and special collection services to students, staff and entitled members. As the first Sino-Foreign University library and learning technology department in China, it is featured in building our resources with creative approaches and policies, adopting state-of-art technologies to assist researches, teaching and learning, providing user-centred services.

The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead on managing relationships with the university schools and faculties on behalf of LRLR. The role holder will ensure that connections are made between services delivery and development and the university teaching and learning strategies

Candidates must have a first degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area, preferable in electronic education, and excellent communication with teaching, learning communities. Knowledge and experience of leadership and management in HE. Knowledge of virtual learning, mobile learning, open access and their applications.

Salary will be within the range RMB351,386 – RMB419,574 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of three years starting 6 February 2017. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online ( for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: May Yan (, Director, Library, Research and Learning Resources. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 6126). Please quote ref. UNNC488.

Job: School Librarian (2)

11.10.16 – Primary School Librarian and Secondary School Librarian
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  The deadline to apply is November 13, 2016 and please note that interviews will take place in London and in Asia which I believe means they might be attending recruiting fairs.  However, if you have the experience but cannot attend an interview in person, I would still apply and offer a Skype interview.  Please, as always, read International School Reviews (which you must pay to join but is well worth the money) before deciding to apply.


Keystone Academy, a bilingual school in Beijing, China, seeks a fluent English speaking Librarian for its Primary School and Librarian for its Secondary School, starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Three years prior teaching experience, certification in teaching and/or librarianship, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment are required. Experience teaching in a bilingual immersion program, English language acquisition (EAL) training, and familiarity with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) are advantages.

About Us

Keystone Academy opened in the Shunyi District of Beijing in the autumn of 2014, and is now a unique and exciting school option for families across China and around the world. We currently offer the full range of grades from foundation year through to grade 11, and we will graduate our first class in June 2018. The secondary school is a day and residential program, with optional boarding in grades 7 and 8, and required boarding in grades 9-12. In a few years, approximately three quarters of the school’s students will be Chinese, and one quarter international. This is a group dynamic that will foster in its Chinese students deep cultural pride while at the same time encourage them to be more world-minded. International students will also expand their awareness by being immersed in the language, culture and customs of China.

Keystone Academy brings together the best of three great traditions of teaching and learning. The longest historically is the Chinese, renowned for its rigorous intellectual discipline, respect for the nature of learning and concern with the development of character. Chinese traditions are fused with the American discussion-centered, inquiry-based pedagogy and the best of the international education movement of the past 60 years with its focus on critical and creative thinking and cultural fluency.

Keystone Academy is a non-profit, philanthropic venture with a board of trustees. The Head of School and School Leadership Team are responsible for daily operations and major educational decisions for the school.

Teaching at Keystone

New members of the teaching staff at Keystone Academy will discover an extraordinary opportunity to join others in shaping a new educational paradigm. Our keystones of Chinese and English language immersion, American-style boarding, and Chinese Thread, support and are supported by the major structures of our written curriculum:  the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and the IB Diploma Programme. The atmosphere here is serious and playful, highly purposeful and fun at the same time.

Classrooms, offices and learning environments at Keystone are designed with students and teachers in mind.  High ceilings, large windows, and intelligent layouts make for inviting spaces that facilitate student learning at every turn.  Facilities are purpose-built for every grade level and discipline, from ceramics to physics to foundation year, and our IT infrastructure and support is superb.

Our educational environment is characterized by active learning in small classes. Keystone is a school that both demands and nurtures creativity and collaboration in the classroom, and makes available significant funds for professional growth and faculty training.  Our key goals for student learning are:

  • Linguistic proficiency in both English and Chinese
  • Content mastery in specific subject areas, and exploration of the connections among them
  • Confidence and capability in creative expression
  • Ability to successfully navigate the changing technological landscape
  • Skills development in inquiry, collaboration and active learning
  • Growth in mind, body, and virtue
  • Intercultural communication and global competency

Our students are hungry for opportunity, bold in their thinking and creative in their instincts. We encourage them to become expansive in their dreaming, determined in their actions, collaborative in their teamwork, and humble in their achievement. They learn to be stewards of the environment and to be at ease with otherness.

To achieve these goals with our students, we seek teachers robustly endowed with intelligence, experience, a good nature and a healthy sense of humor. Keystone looks for culturally sensitive teachers who desire to make their classrooms places where students feel the trust and respect necessary to explore and take risks in their learning.  We will afford you, as an educator, the same trust and respect that allow you to develop in your own practice in the classroom.  Indeed, as one of our primary teachers put it, Keystone “is not a place where an administrator is looking over your shoulder all the time, ticking boxes.” At Keystone, we all take risks, individually and collectively, within a supportive and positive learning environment. There is no other way to do innovative school-keeping well.

We are creating a school where staff come and want to stay on – not only because the facilities, students, colleagues, pay package and working conditions are outstanding, but also because teachers themselves are valued and able to grow into new professional challenges.  We seek teachers who will invest themselves in the ongoing process of creating a school together. Keystone is a very satisfying place to work, in an endlessly fascinating city.

Salary and Benefits

We want our teachers to thrive, and to ensure that all our students thrive in their care and tutelage. To the end of attracting and retaining excellent teachers, Keystone’s salary and benefits package is highly competitive. We offer substantial moving and settling in allowances, visa assistance as well as comprehensive medical coverage to our teachers and their dependents. All teaching staff, whether Chinese or expatriate, are on the same pay schedule. Expatriate teaching staff receive an additional 10 percent of their base salary in lieu of a pension fund. We also provide additional stipends for administrative roles such as Dorm Parent, Grade Leader, or Department Leader.

Travel to and from one’s home is provided yearly for staff and their families. For middle and high school staff living on campus, we provide furnished two and three-bedroom apartments in our residential buildings, with full access for all immediate family members to the school’s dining halls, sports and recreational facilities, and libraries. For day faculty who qualify, we provide housing subsidies commensurate with market rates here in Beijing, with additions for dependents.

Application Process

To obtain a full information pack and to apply online, please click on the following link which will direct you to a landing page on the TIC recruitment website:

For telephone enquiries please call Wendy Hartrey, at Teachers International Consultancy in the UK on +44 (0) 2920 212083.

Early applications are encouraged. The deadline for applications is Midnight GMT on Sunday 13th November 2016.  Interviews will take place in London on 4th December 2016, and in Asia (venue and date TBC).

Shortlisted candidates will be required to bring original documentation, proof of identity and certificates with them to interview.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening.

Job: IBDP Librarian & ESL Teacher

9.8.16 – IBDP Librarian & ESL Teacher
Chengdu Shude High School, Chengdu, China

Sarah P’s comments:  The season for international school librarians is about to begin however here is a position which is slated to start in January so it is being posted a little early.  If you are trying to gain international experience, this is a break-in position however I am always leery of combined positions so please ask for a precise job description if you decide to apply. This listing comes from TIE (which you should join) however read the links below for more information about this school. In a few weeks I will be posting my annual message about international school librarian recruiting however, in the meantime, to learn more, please read Chapter 3 in my book and/or check out the links on the Resources page.

Chengdu Shude High School Wikipedia article
International School Reviews Forum


Established in 1929, Chengdu Shude High School has been long reputed as one of the top three high schools in Sichuan Province. Since 2002,the school has started her exploration in international education. Up until now, over 2100 graduates have been admitted to famous universities around the globe. As one of the pioneering IB world schools in southwest China, the school was authorized to offer the DP in January 2012.Because of the highly selective screening process, the admitted students into the DP program do not only possess good academic competence but impressive working ethic to challenge the most demanding curriculum. Besides IBDP, the school also offers AP and VCE courses to the students.

The school is located in the east of Chengdu, hometown of lovely giant pandas and a city renowned for its congenial climate and relaxing life. For more details of the school, please visit:

Age Limit: 65
1. Write a teaching plan for the course at the beginning of each semester;
2. Write a detailed lesson plan for each class;
3. Communicate with the students and answer their questions;
4. Check the students’ homework;
5. Give demo classes;
6. Write progress and feedback reports about the students’ performance monthly;
7. Attend staff meeting and seminars;
8. Offer ideas about the development of the curriculum;
9. Complete other related work assigned.

Teaching condition:
Number of classes per week: 16-20 Classes/week,40 minutes/class;
Student level: high school students (15-18 years old).

In good health, no crime record;
No more than 65 years old;
Native English speaker or excellent English pronunciation and excellent command of the English language;
Integrated subject bachelor degree or higher are desired;
Teaching certificates;
At least 2 years’ teaching experience in the relevant subject;
Possessing good classroom management skills;
Good interpersonal skills and personality;
Enthusiastic, responsible, collaborative and dedicated;
Energetic, strong appeal of live performance;
An ability to work well with students and colleagues.

Salary and Benefits
Monthly Salary:
15,000–25,000 RMB (after taxes),12 months a year.
1. 2,000 RMB’s monthly accommodation allowance (enough to rent a furnished two-bedroom apartment) .
2. 8,000—10,000 RMB’s transportation allowance per year.
3. Assistance to get working visa, residence permit and reimbursement of the fees.
4. Free airport-pick up.

Interested applicants please email your documents(Resume; Photo; Visa Passport and Degree Copy ) to my’t forget to add the name of the position you are applying for.