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Deputy University Librarian

Closes on Sunday, August 16, 2020
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
Full Time

The University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Deputy University Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Digital Initiatives & Research Services, User & Information Services, and Collection Services, including branch libraries and centres. The successful candidate is one who can balance practical solutions with creative problem-solving, is passionate about assessment, leads the adoption of new technologies, and is responsive to the needs of stakeholders.

Reporting to, as well as advising and assisting, the University Librarian, the successful candidate will serve as a key member of the Library’s senior management team. He/She will assume a vital role in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, the coordination and leading of cross-functional project teams for enhancing services, operations and developing library policies, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of a substantive portion of the Library.

Applicants should possess a recognised degree plus an MLS or equivalent qualification, with at least ten years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, and at least five years at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility. Applicants must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of academic library resources, systems, services, and trends. Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse range of people within and outside the Library. Strong service orientation, ability to manage multiple department operations in a dynamic and changing environment, demonstrated excellent leadership and supervisory skills, solid project management experience, as well as experience performing research, compiling and analysing data, and preparing reports & recommendations are essential. Excellent communication skills in English are required; additionally, proficiency in written Chinese, spoken Putonghua / Cantonese is preferred.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk).  Applicants are requested to send in their most recent teaching evaluation results. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after the completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

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