The University of Scranton, a Catholic and Jesuit University offering a transformational learning experience, seeks a Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library. The Dean of the Library provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of library services to the University, contributing to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition. The Dean oversees the Weinberg Memorial Library (WML) and plays a creative role in fostering a climate conducive to supporting the teaching, learning, and scholarship of students, faculty, and staff. The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the Deans’ Leadership Council, Provost’s Advisory Council, Provost’s Committee on Academic Policy and Compliance, Faculty Personnel Committee, Faculty Handbook Committee, and other university committees as appropriate. The Dean of the Library also has supervisory responsibility for all faculty and staff in the Weinberg Memorial Library.
The successful candidate must possess American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree and a second Master’s or Doctoral degree; minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and administrative/leadership experience in an academic library; respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission; a commitment to excellence in libraries and to excellence in academic support; a record of scholarship or other professional activity; and ability and experience in management, strategic planning, budgeting, and collaborative leadership to guide an accomplished faculty and staff. The Dean may be awarded faculty rank and tenure in accordance with the faculty handbook.
The University of Scranton is deeply committed to its compelling mission rooted in the Jesuit tenet of cura personalis, individual attention to the students, and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community. The University of Scranton’s faculty and staff offer students a rich and personalized approach to education in the context of a dynamic university that prepares students to be agents of change in their communities and the world.
The University of Scranton is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to scranton@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Please specify position in subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.