Opportunity Details

Senior Vice President for Development
Posted: 04/03/2024
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Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Posted: 04/03/2024
Description

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking a Dean of University Libraries to provide visionary leadership and foster growth within the library system. The Dean will oversee faculty, staff, and facilities, develop and execute the mission and vision of the libraries, and provide leadership in areas such as strategic planning, budget maintenance, and collection management. This position requires an adaptive leader who can nurture change and cultivate an organizational climate built on respect, service, communication, and cooperation. The Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for WKU Libraries, reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science, significant managerial experience in an academic setting, and a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a tenured full professor. They should demonstrate visionary and innovative leadership, knowledge of evolving trends in librarianship, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean will be responsible for championing the library's mission and vision within the campus and community, promoting a student-centric, service-based culture, and fostering a diverse educational environment. The Search Committee is accepting applications and nominations for this position, with a preference for submissions prior to January 16, 2024.

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