Portland State University
Portland State University, a thriving public university based in downtown Portland, Oregon, seeks a dynamic, experienced library professional to serve as University Librarian (UL). Comprising eight schools and colleges, Portland State is the largest academic institution in the Oregon University System and is one of the 100 largest public universities in the nation, enrolling 29,818 students in 99 bachelors, 89 masters, and 38 doctoral programs. Occupying an attractive central location on the PSU campus, the Branford Price Millar Library is an exceptional resource to support students and faculty and also an active and influential member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a library consortium of 36 higher education institutions in Oregon and Washington.
The University Librarian reports to the Provost and will work closely with other academic and administrative leaders, faculty and staff, as well as community and regional partners, to shape an integrated platform of services and resources that support research and student success. To thrive in this position, the UL will be tasked with addressing a set of key opportunities and challenges, which include the following: lead the development of a long-range shared vision for the Library’s future; raise the profile and impact of the Library both on campus and externally; develop and leverage the vitality of the Library’s physical space to promote student success; provide outstanding leadership to a highly skilled, service-focused Library staff; leverage and extend the Library’s financial resources including the continued development and leadership in collaborative and consortial relationships; and guide the continuing evolution and adoption of technology and services.
A detailed profile describing the position will be available soon on the University’s website and from the search firm, Isaacson, Miller. Portland State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to the development of an inclusive and diverse community. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for five references to Deborah Hodson or Beverly Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same e-mail address, or contact the search firm representatives at 415-655-4906.