TITLE: Dean of the Library
LIBRARY: Wiggins Memorial Library, Campbell University
CITY: Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University seeks an energetic and collaborative leader to serve as the Dean of the Library.
Located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, Campbell University is an entrepreneurial private university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions that embraces its Christian heritage, yet sees no conflict between a life of faith and a life of inquiry. The mission of the University is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service. Campbell has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, in particular by leveraging the success of its law and pharmacy schools to address the shortage of professionals in other critical fields, such as health and medicine. Campbell opened the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 and has also recently added graduate degree programs in physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, and undergraduate degrees in nursing and engineering. The University currently offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs within eight schools.
The Dean of the Library provides innovative leadership for library services, programs, and resource management in support of student learning, academic programs, and faculty teaching and research. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Administration, the Dean oversees the operation of the university library, which includes the Curriculum Materials/Media Center, and coordinates with the Dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in overseeing the operation of the Medical Library. The Dean leads a team of 12 full-time professional librarians and eight full-time staff with the assistance of an Associate Dean and three department head librarians.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program required. A doctoral or second master’s degree desired.
• A record of success in increasingly responsible positions as a library administrator, with at least five years of upper-level leadership and supervisory experience in an academic library setting.
• Extensive experience in long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation, and assessment of library services.
• Active participation in state, regional, and/or national library and professional organizations.
• Distinguished record of librarianship, scholarship/creative activity, and service.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills: working collegially, excelling in oral and written communication skills, inspiring confidence and trust, and maintaining a positive and empowering work culture.
• Ability to organize, direct, prioritize, and delegate work appropriately.
• Significant understanding of regional and programmatic accreditation requirements.
• Awareness of trends and practices in teaching and scholarly research, including open access, open educational resources, and scholarly publishing reform.
• Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in academic librarianship and higher education.
• Demonstrated ability to build consensus and implement decisions.
• Provide leadership in the development and fulfillment of the library’s vision which supports and extends that of the university.
• Provide leadership to library faculty and staff for the achievement of strategic goals and initiatives.
• Promote and advocate for library programs that advance student learning and facilitate research and scholarly activities.
• Lead the continuing effort to create a student-centered environment that encourages academic excellence and collaboration.
• Work productively with all library constituencies to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency.
• Serve as the library’s representative to the university and external communities.
• Oversee the library’s assessment efforts to enable data-informed decision making.
• Provide leadership in the recruitment, mentoring, and retention of a strong, service-oriented library faculty and staff.
• Plan and manage effectively the financial resources of the library, identify and cultivate external funding sources, and advocate for library needs.
• Serve on university committees.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Office of the Provost.
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable but no later than May 15, 2017.
Applications should include: 1) letter explaining the applicant’s leadership philosophy and an overview of why your experiences and accomplishments make you a viable candidate for this position; 2) a resume / CV; 3) a list of three references (name, title, contact information, and relationship to applicant); and 4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all institutions attended.
Campbell University is unable to accept paper applications. Please apply online at http://www.campbell.edu/about/employment/ and click “Apply for this Position” below the description of the position for which you are applying. If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email email@example.com. Please Note: All position at Campbell University require honesty, integrity and an understanding of the Christian mission of Campbell University.
Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.
Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.
Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting the Vice President for Business and Treasurer at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.