Search Reopening – September 13, 2013
Director, NYU Shanghai Library – New York University
New York University is seeking a Library Director for its newest portal campus, NYU Shanghai. NYU Shanghai is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students. Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs. The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.
In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai’s academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library. The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai.
In close coordination with NYU New York, the position will direct the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library’s budget, and development of policies for library operations and services. The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in the NYU Division of Libraries and at NYU Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries. The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services. The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.
Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to email@example.com. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.