Position Announcement: Dean of University Libraries, University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) https://www.unco.edu/ invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of University Libraries.  UNC seeks a collaborative and innovative leader with a vision toward the future to lead the University Libraries https://library.unco.edu.  The Dean provides insights into national and global trends affecting University Libraries and maintains a leadership position in the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries; ensures that University Libraries has a long-range strategy; maintains a working and forward-looking knowledge of significant developments and trends, including emerging technologies; interacts with regional library personnel and professional library associations as well as state and federal offices on behalf of University Libraries and establishes effective partnerships and alliances of mutual benefit; maintains fiduciary responsibility for the University Libraries budget; cultivates private giving; pursues and promotes grant and contract funding; and oversees human resource development, providing supportive leadership to University Libraries faculty and staff.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent required; minimum of five years of progressive, substantive and successful experience as an academic library administrator required; a record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate to an appointment at the rank of Professor of University Libraries; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of constituencies; demonstrated ability to provide strong and supportive leadership for the University Libraries faculty and staff; demonstrated experience in advocacy for academic libraries consonant with an overall perspective of the needs of the University; demonstrated successful fund-raising and/or grant development experience; innovative responses to the challenges facing academic libraries; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of information and scholarly technologies; appreciation of diversity and ability to work effectively in a multicultural campus and community setting; experience with shared governance. For a complete profile of the position, please visit https://careers.unco.edu, position # 0600417.

Applications/Nominations: Please send nominations to the Search Committee chair: Patricia A. Book, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, University of Northern Colorado, Michener L50, Box 21, Greeley, CO 80639 or Patricia.Book@unco.edu. Candidates must apply directly online in order to be considered for this position at https://careers.unco.edu.   The application must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. References will be contacted only with the permission of the candidate. Initial review of applications begins November 19, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status.

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