Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dean of Library Services

Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Library Services.  The successful candidate will possess the vision and leadership qualities necessary to move an already strong library to the next level.  The Dean provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the Libraries and reports directly to the Provost.  He or she will encourage faculty development, build partnerships with external constituents and public organizations, engage in fundraising, and facilitate the Public Affairs mission of the University as it relates to the University Libraries.

The candidate selected must have a strong record of academic leadership in librarianship and higher education, must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree, and must possess credentials that qualify him/her for appointment as a full professor at Missouri State University.

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

·        Master’s degree  or higher, in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor at Missouri State University

·        Commitment to excellence in librarianship, teaching, research and service

·        Proven leadership and successful management of library professionals  in an academic setting;

·        Demonstrated ability to facilitate working relationships across the University and the broader library community

·        Interest in and commitment to fundraising, alumni relations and development activities

·        Evidence of commitment to diversity

·        Experience in  operational and fiscal management within a library environment
Missouri State University expects to select a new Dean of Library Services during the Spring 2012 semester to assume full-time responsibilities prior to the start of the Fall 2012 semester.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application review process will begin February 27, 2012 and remain open until filled.   To apply please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically at:

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.
This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

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