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Dean of Library Services

  • Post Date:September 13, 2019
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  • Offered Salary 100,000 and above
    Employer Name University of Northern Iowa
Job Description

Dean of Library Services


The University ofNorthern Iowa’s Rod Library is seeking applications for Dean of LibraryServices. This position provides proactive leadership to advance an innovative and forward-looking vision of the library, which includes the UNI Museum andthe HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services (IRTS)located in the Schindler Education Center. The Dean of Library Services is responsible for all aspects of library administration: coordinates fundraising efforts in conjunction with the UNI Foundation; develops strong collaborative relationships within the library, the University, and the external community that advance student learning and success; understands the evolving role of academic libraries and trends in higher education; facilitates the integration of appropriate and emerging technology; works in partnership with the university’s academic leadership; advances the library’s central role in the strategic goals of the University; creates and maintains an inclusive and diverse environment; oversees hiring, promoting, and evaluating faculty librarians; fosters the professional growth and development of all library staff; and serves on the Deans Council and the Academic Affairs Council.


UNI has a bold visionthat we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seekfaculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to buildour national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of ourvision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion,sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas. 


Master’degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required.Required qualifications include at least five years of successful administrative experience in a higher education library setting; significant fiscal/budgetary experience; proven ability to develop and maintain relationships across the library, university, and larger community; evidence of commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; evidence of successful collaborative projects; demonstrated outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening; and evidence of continuing scholarship, research, and professional participation warranting tenure at the minimum rank of Associate Professor. 


Preferred qualifications include demonstrated advocacy of the role of the library inmeeting the changing needs of all university constituencies and in building partnerships to meet those needs.Applications received by October 11, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit may be sent to Jim Wohlpart at 319-273-2519 or [email protected].Pre-employment background checks required.


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, orany other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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