The Oklahoma State University Library, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, has an exciting career opportunity: Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean for Library Operations.  This executive-level, tenure track position requires a broad understanding of how libraries contribute to the research, teaching, and outreach mission of public and Land-Grant universities.  The successful candidate will be a visionary administrator, educator, and leader supporting the Dean, department heads, faculty, staff, and students.  The Associate Dean for Library Operations exercises direct administrative management for Access Services, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Resources and Discovery Services, Facilities & Security, and Library Systems.

Qualifications include masters or doctorate in library or information science or other relevant disciplines.  Minimum five years of significant and relevant professional experience in research libraries.  Proven leadership, management excellence, and inspirational leadership.  An exceptional record of creating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion, and a record of excellence regarding scholarly engagement and professional service. Must love innovation!

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research and/or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, as well as Library’s grant development team. 

To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library is a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Library leaders on her website:  http://www.library.okstate.edu/about/dean-of-libraries/.

A full position announcement with required qualifications is available at

Application review begins on June 25, 2018, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://hr.okstate.edu/employment-opportunities

OSU is an AA/EEO/E-Verify Employer.  Hiring contingent upon available funding.