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University Librarian

University of Macau
Job Location:
Hong Kong SAR, 999077

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and residential college system, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.

The University of Macau sincerely invites applications for the position of the University Librarian.

The University Library
Standing at the forefront and occupying the central location of the campus, the University Library is the landmark building of the UM campus. The 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 40 years of development, the University Library has become the largest library in Macao. At this moment, the University Library holds a collection of over 12 million pieces/items, including books, periodicals, AV materials, paintings, antiques, microfilms, etc. With the rapid development of web services, the University Library has acquired quite a number of electronic resources, such as e-databases, e-books, e-theses, e-newspapers 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 UM; collecting, preserving, organizing and developing UM’s academic resources; providing appropriate space, environment and professional guidance to support the overall development of UM; and serving as an information and cultural centre for the entire campus to cultivate artistic and cultural ambiance at UM. More details about the University Library are available at:

The University Librarian
The University Librarian leads the overall operation and management of the University Library. Directly reporting to the Vice Rector (Global Affairs), he/she is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects related to the University Library, 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.

In particular, the candidates should have the following credentials:
1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Library Science or related disciplines, highly preferably with a PhD degree;
2. At least 10 years of 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. Proficiency in English and Chinese, while knowledge in Portuguese will be an advantage.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at:

Application Procedure
More details about the job vacancy can be accessed at The University has appointed Perrett Laver to provide consultancy service for the recruitment of this position. A cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English and other related materials should be sent to the following address, with quotation of reference no. LIB/LIBRARIAN/06/2024.

1901 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3702 6495

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications and nominations will commence immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials on or before 4 July 2024 to ensure timely consideration. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of submission. For enquiries, please call Ms. Annebella Choi on +852 3702 6495.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

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