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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: 

http://joblist.ala.org/jobseeker/job/36363435/acquisition-and-description-librarian/duke-kunshan-university/?str=1&max=25&keywords=DUKE%20KUNSHAN&vnet=0&long=1

Overview

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). 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.

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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 wwang@this.edu.cn
Salary:

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

Benefits:

– 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.

Qualifications:

– 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:

Yes

Age Limit:

60

Additional materials:

Resume
Recommendations

Interviews:

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

 

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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.

Qualifications

  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 hr@sc.tsinghua.edu.cn with a copy tojobs@schwarzmanscholars.org

Please write in the subject line:   Applying for Research Librarian

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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

 

Overview

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION PDF

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 DKUrecruitment@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Priority will be given to applications received by June 30, 2017 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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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

Qualifications:

• 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

Salary:

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

Benefits:

– 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 mklimasara@this.edu.cn

Additional materials:

Resume
Recommendations

Interviews:

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

 

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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

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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.

Requirements

  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 http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) 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: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo

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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