Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vice Provost for University Libraries

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries.

As the University of Connecticut continues its rise in national prestige, the Vice Provost for University Libraries will embrace leading-edge technologies and practices that further establish the Libraries as an organization exemplifying excellence and innovation.  The Vice Provost will be a leader who effectively articulates the Libraries’ mission with respect to the University’s long-term goals, and who inspires Libraries’ staff to provide resources, spaces, and services that optimally serve the university community now and into the future.  The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education today.

The University of Connecticut system includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, where this position is located, five regional campuses throughout the state, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center.  UConn’s 14 schools and colleges offer 8 undergraduate degrees in 102 majors, 17 graduate degrees in 88 fields of study, and 5 professional graduate programs.  In 2011-2012, 5,149 bachelor’s, 1,573 master’s, 341 Ph.D., 234 J.D./LL.M., 94 Pharm.D., 87 M.D., and 47 D.D.S. degrees were awarded.  The University is achieving new heights of academic success – doubling research grants, attracting top students, and offering programs that continue to grow in prestige.  Its faculty members today comprise leaders in their field on the national and international levels.

A complete job description and further information about the University of Connecticut Libraries can be found at

This is a full-time, management-exempt position, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2013.  The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and the contact information for three references, which should be sent electronically (a single PDF file preferred) and in confidence to:

This search will remain open until the position is filled. 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

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