The University of Cincinnati seeks the next dean and university librarian

The University of Cincinnati seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as dean and university librarian. Reporting directly to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the dean is the chief administrator over numerous venues, facilities, collections, and oversees a diverse faculty and staff. The dean is also a member of the Council of Deans and actively participates in the governance of the university. As the intellectual and administrative leader of the Libraries, the next dean will play a key role in developing new ideas and forging consensus among stakeholders to build upon current and past successes and further strengthen the Libraries’ presence on campus. 

The dean will serve a critical role in supporting the university’s strategic direction Next Lives Here and its growth as a premier public research university. Within the University, the dean operates as a thought leader who partners with other deans, senior administration, faculty, staff and students to ensure that the Libraries elevate all aspects of UC’s core educational and research enterprise, whether it be in the classroom, in community partnerships or in creative endeavors. As such, the dean coordinates the daily operations of 10 different library locations. The dean also collaborates closely with the library directors of two regional campus libraries, UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont, and the Law Library director. The dean also will lead in outreach/service and engagement by communicating the partnerships and outreach of the Libraries with the broader academic community. They will advocate, both inside and outside the university, for the support needed to achieve the Libraries’ mission and goals; to enhance existing resources; and to elevate the functions and growth of library services.  In addition, the dean will be tasked with continuing the process of innovation, integration of knowledge dissemination across platforms. For more information, visit the Libraries website.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

For the full position description and information about how to apply is available on the university’s jobs website.

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