Dean of the University Library

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Dean of the University Library

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California State University, San Marcos
Dean of the University Library

California State University, San Marcos invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the University Library. The University seeks a forward-thinking, bridge-building and student-focused leader to continue success in the next exciting chapter of the University Library.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean provides leadership in furthering the role of the library as essential to the University's academic mission. As part of a comprehensive university, the Dean leads the University Library in its support of the academic development of students into information literate, life-long learners, where students are active participants in the learning process. The Dean of the University Library is responsible for leadership, team building, strategic planning, and management within the library, and fosters collaboration and the creation of knowledge within the University community. In addition, the Dean of the University Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining equity, social justice, anti-racism, accessibility, and a diversity of voices throughout the organization and its programming and resources.

Complete details regarding this opportunity can be found in the position profile available on the Academic Search open searches page .


Required Qualifications

1. ALA accredited master's degree or its equivalent.
2. Five (5) years of progressive administrative experience in university libraries, with a minimum of one (1) year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Demonstrated leadership experience and evidence of past initiatives implemented at an academic or research library.
4. Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library in providing scholarly resources, data, and/or digital collections in support of teaching, learning, scholarship, and student success.
5. Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
6. Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and experience in a collective bargaining environment and/or knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
2. Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance the University's goals in the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence.
3. Work experience in public higher education.
4. Evidence of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described above.

Procedure for Candidacy

California State University, San Marcos is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultant Stacey Morgan Foster, JD, at . For additional information about CSUSM, please visit .

Applications should be submitted electronically to and must include a cover letter that addresses the expectations outlined above, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a notation indicating the candidate's working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Semi-finalists may be asked to submit a diversity statement, the details of which will be shared at that stage. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by August 5, 2024, can be assured full consideration.


Classification: Management (MPP) IV, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, 12-Month
Classification Salary Range: $9,625 to $30,896 per month
Anticipated Hiring Range: $16,583 to $18,333 per month commensurate with qualifications and experience

To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: .

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