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Director - Library

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Shenzhen, China
Up to ¥750000 per year
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Post Specification

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The appointee will establish, co-ordinate and implement a comprehensive library services for the university.

1. Leading the development and timely delivery of the Library’s strategic plans, policies and services consistent with the university mission;

2. Providing direction to university administration in deployment of library services to support teaching, learning, research, administration and social activities of the university;

3. Overseeing the development of the Library’s print and digital collections ;

4. Developing  and managing  the Library budget;

5. Recruiting, leading and developing a team of high quality Library staff;

6. Designing and delivery of the Library’s information skills training.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science, advanced degrees in relevant fields will be given preference in consideration;

2. A proven record of holding progressively more demanding leadership and management roles over a ten year period in an academic library, with at least five years in posts with significant managerial and budgetary responsibility;

3. Organizational ability  including the development, management and timely completion of large, complex library projects and programmes;

4. A proven ability to design, deliver and evaluate user-centered learning services and technologies;

5. Effective people management and teamed together building skills ;

6. Knowledge of emerging and current global trends in academic librarianship, information technologies and scholarly communication;

7. Evidence of ongoing professional development, participation and contributions;

8. Library start-up, renovation or new build experience preferred; familiarity of library information system and a proven ability to oversee its implementation, familiarity with library web site development and maintenance;

9. Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK(SZ) and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labour laws applicable in the PRC. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, PRC.

Application Procedure

Please send the completed Application Form and/ or a full curriculum vitae and names of three referees by email to

Please mark ‘Application – Confidential’ and the post applied on the cover.

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