Subject: Assistant Professor position in Library and Information Management at the University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor in Library and Information Management

Location:  Hong Kong

 September 1,2012

 Full time



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. 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.


Academic Posts in the Faculty of Education

Applications are invited for the following position in the Faculty of Education.

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Library and Information Management in the Faculty of Education, tenable from September 1, 2012, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal. The appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

Applicants should have teaching and research interests and expertise in library and information science, information management, and other relevant areas. Expertise on research methods in library studies and/or information science research would be desirable. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, a professional teaching qualification in the relevant discipline and substantial experience in teaching at the tertiary level. Knowledge of the local context would be an advantage. The appointee will be required to teach on courses offered by the Faculty at various levels from undergraduate to doctorate, supervise research postgraduate students, undertake teaching practicum supervision, contribute actively to research and undertake administrative responsibilities.


Assistant Professor in Library and Information Management (1 post) (Ref.: 201101167) (tenable from September 1, 2012, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V. to[log in to unmask].

Applicants should state clearly which post, field and level (preferably with reference number) they wish to be considered for. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary; housing benefits will be provided as applicable; and relocation allowance will be provided to appointments at professoriate level.

Application form (341/1111) can be obtained at, and further particulars can be obtained at Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes February 3.2012. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the application result.

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





Samuel Kai Wah Chu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Division of Information & Technology Studies

Program Director, MSc[Library & Info Management]

Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education

Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2241-5894

Fax: (852) 2517-7194