Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Music Librarian: Hong Kong University Libraries

For overseas

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning.  There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Music Librarian in the University Libraries
 (Ref.:  20110044)

Applications are invited for appointment as Music Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I or Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries, from as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have significant training and experience in meeting the information needs of Music students and staff as evidenced by: 1) EITHER a good first degree in Music or Arts; AND a recognized professional qualification in information science (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 1 year of post-qualification experience in academic libraries or teaching experience in universities which should be related to music or a related discipline; OR a Master’s degree in Music or other advanced degree (M.Phil.; Ph.D.) in a relevant area of Arts plus at least 1 year of post-qualification teaching experience; OR a recognized professional qualification in information science with at least 1 year of post-qualification experience in academic libraries or teaching experience in universities which should be related to music or a related discipline; 2) strong written and oral communication skills in English (spoken and written skills in Chinese are not required but will be seen as a plus); and the ability to liaise with vendors, all levels of Library staff, AND students and staff of the Arts Faculty and others as necessary.  The appointee will be required to build print and electronic collections, provide group and individual user education and consultation services, and to participate in the development of the Branch Libraries Services Team policies and programmes.  The appointee will also provide information-related services at the soon to be completed Learning Commons facility at the Centennial Campus.  Applicants with 5 or more years of post-qualification experience will be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian I.  The appointee is also encouraged to develop his/her own self and to make contributions to the profession.  Further information about the post can be obtained at  Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 20100573) need not re-apply as their applications will be considered together.

Annual salaries will be in the following ranges (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University):

Assistant Librarian I:                                   HK$433,320 – 721,080

Assistant Librarian II:                                  HK$433,320 – 621,900

(approximately US$1 = HK$7.8)

At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at; by fax (2540 6735 or 2559 2058); e-mail (; in person or by writing to the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resources Section, Registry, Room 10-01, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.  Closes February 28, 2011.  Candidates who are not contacted within 2 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy