Dean of the Library

Dean of the Library


UMass Dartmouth, a thriving public research university and critical engine of social mobility located on Massachusetts’ Southcoast, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Library. Reporting directly to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Hanchen Huang, the Dean is a critical partner in, and facilitator of, the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships between students and faculty at the University. In collaboration with a team of 21 talented and dedicated Library staff and faculty, the Dean will have a tremendous opportunity to build even further upon the Library’s exceptionally service- and innovation-oriented culture.


The UMass Dartmouth Library has a long history of being a leader in the adoption of new library technologies and innovative programming, and the Dean will be tasked with reinvigorating this legacy. The Dean will lead an inclusive process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the Library, in terms of how its physical spaces on campus are used, its central role in student and faculty knowledge creation, and its relationship to the fast-changing world of information management. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms are core values for UMass Dartmouth and the Library, and the Dean will bring a deep commitment to and demonstrated track record in these areas.


Established in 1895, UMass Dartmouth has evolved from its textile roots into a comprehensive, nationally ranked research university that offers an array of highly regarded undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, nursing and health sciences, and the visual and performing arts. The University also includes the only public law school in Massachusetts, a School of Marine Science and Technology offering graduate degrees, and a newly launched Honors College. Ranked second in Massachusetts for social mobility, UMass Dartmouth is proud to serve as an important engine of opportunity for a diverse and talented student body.


The ideal candidate to become the Dean of the Library will hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience within an academic library setting.


To view the full position profile, please visit Storbeck Search’s website.


For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:


Matthew Bunting, Managing Director

Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search


It is the policy of UMass Dartmouth not to discriminate against any applicant for admission or employment, or against any employee, or in any educational programs, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.