Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks an experienced, innovative individual to become the Associate Dean of Libraries. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries. The candidate will possess strong interpersonal and demonstrated managerial skills, as the person in this position is responsible for the management and oversight of the day-to-day activities of the Thomas Jefferson Library. The Associate Dean of Libraries will develop and execute a vision to further the mission of the Library. S/he is charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, and teamwork, in which diversity, communication, and innovation thrive while effectively managing and enhancing the Library's resources.
With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. The University is a diverse community of scholars that includes 2,000 dedicated faculty and staff and 100,000 alumni. The beautiful 470-acre campus is located in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan region and is the perfect place to advance your career in a traditional campus setting with all the big city benefits. The University of Missouri St. Louis Libraries include the Thomas Jefferson Library, which serves as the main research library for the Campus, and the prestigious St. Louis Mercantile Library, a special collections library that was founded in 1846 and specializes in Western Expansion, the history, development, and growth of the St. Louis region, and the American rail and river transportation experiences.
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
At least 5 years of experience managing professional librarians and staff in an academic library. The candidate will have a record of demonstrated success in increasingly responsible positions.
Demonstrated ability to build consensus and implement decisions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the preparation of reports, analysis of data, and creation and dissemination of policies and procedures.
Knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries and librarianship.
Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, prioritize, and delegate across multiple departments.
Knowledge and understanding of issues related to managing multiple departments in an academic library.
Experience with library budgets and financial oversight.
Familiarity with library systems including integrated library systems, databases, and emerging technologies.
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse community.
A second Master's degree.
Supervise department heads for each Thomas Jefferson Library department including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation.
Work closely with the Dean of Libraries to advocate for and promote the needs of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Coordinate and support a team-oriented work environment that allows all employees to actively contribute to the successful operation of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Serves as Acting Dean in absence of the Dean.
Oversee building maintenance and security issues in coordination with building security officers and campus facilities.
Promote and implement library goals.
Maintain an awareness of and respond appropriately to users issues, consulting with the Dean as needed.
General Reference and Public Service responsibilities (e.g., shifts at the Public Service Desk, collection development, etc.).
Oversee library wide committees.
Some travel and evening/weekend work may be required.
Attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references.
This position is a 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2019. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.
If you have questions regarding this position, please email John Hoover, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.