University of Idaho

 Dean - University of Idaho Libraries

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Provost (Div)

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience and market.

Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:

 The University of Idaho invites applications and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and visionary Dean to build upon the history of the University of Idaho Libraries. The University of Idaho Library is the largest library in the state of Idaho and provides invaluable resources for researchers, students, staff, faculty and collaborators around the state. The Dean should effectively promote and foster academic excellence, support the growth of undergraduate and graduate enrollment,expand research, guide and implement strategic planning, engage with key constituencies and stakeholders, andraise funds for the Libraries.

The Dean serves as the academic leader and chief executive officer of the University of Idaho Libraries, reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President and is a member of the University's senior leadership team. The Dean is responsible for supporting and meeting the land grant mission of the university. The Dean leads the Library faculty in the development of policies and priorities governing the academic programs in the Library and facilitates the appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in the Library decision-making processes. The Dean advocates for the values of diversity and inclusion with an understanding of how increased diversity of thought and background among students, faculty, administration, and staff works to strengthen academic programs and enrich the University community 

Interested applicants should view the full position summary and qualifications found here ( and to apply use First consideration will be given to those who apply by February 1st, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EEO/AA


Minimum Qualifications:

-An ALA -accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or related degree.

-Five to eight years of progressive leadership experience and a record of supervision and mentoring.

-Achievement of tenure and rank of associate or full professor at an institution of higher education and/or experience and qualifications to warrant an associate or full tenured professorship in the University libraries.

-Experience demonstrating administrative and fiscal management experience in a library environment.

-Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to work successfully with students, faculty, department administrators, deans, staff, university leadership, state agencies and personnel, donors and library constituents.

-Demonstrated ability to foster and support high quality teaching, learning, research and outreach.

-Evidence of involvement with regional or national library organizations or memberships.


Preferred Qualifications:

 -Doctoral Degree in Library Science or related field.

-Demonstrated success with development and external fund raising.

-Accomplished at developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with other institutions.

-Experience managing library budgets and endowments.

-Proficiency in strategic planning.

-Commitment to and experience with assisting in program and institution accreditation.

-Success attracting and retaining a diverse student, faculty, and staff population.

-Evidence of leadership with regional or national library organizations or memberships.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Posting Number: F000750P

Posting Date: 01/02/2019


Closing Date:

 Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:

Applicants please address all of the minimum and applicable preferred qualifications in your letter of qualification.


First consideration date is February 1st, 2019.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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