Job Opening: Assistant Dean of the Library

The University of Scranton seeks an Assistant Dean to administer Library operations relating to processing and preservation of materials, access services, including circulation, interlibrary loan, stack maintenance, media resources, archives/special collections and representation of these services within the Library administrative planning team.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science or Information Science. Additional graduate level degree required. A minimum of four years academic library supervisory experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities at a departmental or divisional level is required. Strong consideration will given to candidates with familiarity with library technology including integrated library systems (Innovative Interfaces Inc. preferred), databases, Internet applications, emerging technology and public interfaces; evidence of excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; ability to work collaboratively within an academic community; ability to develop strategic and tactical planning goals; ability to manage multiple projects including setting timelines and meeting deadlines; ability to view issues from a global library perspective; ability to provide supervisory support and oversight; and ability to create a team working environment.

Review of applications is in progress and will continue until position is filled. Expected start date is June 1, 2011. For more information see our ad in the March/April issue of American Libraries

How to Apply:  Only applications submitted through our online application system will be accepted for this position. To apply, please visit our Web page:

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit University. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

The University of Scranton is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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