University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

Deadline Date: Application requested by February 15, 2013

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian. The University of Illinois Library, one of the world's leading academic research libraries, is distinguished for the strong collections and innovative user services that it provides to a diverse campus community. With a commitment to enhancing access to information resources, the Library has long been described as the intellectual heart of the campus. The Dean and University Librarian will provide effective leadership and commitment to advancing the research, teaching, and service missions of the Library and University, both on campus and in the state, as well as nationally and internationally.

This position serves as the Library's chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for overseeing collection development and management; library services; budget and planning; the application of emerging information technologies; personnel resources; fund raising, public relations; and state, regional, national, and international cooperative efforts. The Dean and University Librarian acts as the official representative and advocate for the Library in the context of a research-oriented, internationally recognized land-grant university.

The Dean and University Librarian will be a visionary leader who collaborates with the faculty, students, and staff on campus and in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. The ideal candidate will possess administrative, budgetary, fund-raising, and collaborative leadership skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; public engagement; and developing a diverse workforce. Candidates should have a distinguished record of librarianship, scholarly achievement, and professional accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of full professor.

The position of Dean and University Librarian is a University of Illinois senior administrative position reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with a seat on the Council of Deans. This full-time, 12-month appointment has a preferred start date of August 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.

An initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013 and will continue to review applications until position is filled.

Nominations should include the name, current position, and a brief description of qualifications and experience for the position and should be sent to:

Debasish (Deba) Dutta
Dean of the Graduate College and Chair of the Search Committee
provostsearches@illinois.edu


Application materials should include a letter outlining qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, contact information, and names of three references. Candidates may create a profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu or submit materials directly to:

Debasish (Deba) Dutta
Dean of the Graduate College and Chair of the Search Committee
provostsearches@illinois.edu


For more information about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please visit: www.illinois.edu. For more information about the position, please visit: http://www.provost.illinois.edu/about/positions/library.html.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).