Vice/Associate Dean search

Dean Shan Sutton describes how the UA Libraries are forging new pathways for student success and faculty research.

Position summary

The University of Arizona Libraries is seeking an experienced, strategic leader to join our senior leadership team. Appointment may be at the Vice Dean or Associate Dean level, depending on the experience and expertise of the selected candidate. The ideal candidate will be a strategic-thinking, innovative, energetic leader with a keen sense of the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Direct reporting departments would include some or all of the following, depending on hiring at the Vice or Associate Dean level: Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, Special Collections, Access & Information Services, Research & Learning, and Technology Strategies & Services. The Vice/Associate Dean will also play a key role in talent recruitment and development.

This position is a member of the Libraries Cabinet (leadership, policy, and management body) and the Deans Working Group (executive leadership team) and reports to the Dean of Libraries. As part of the senior leadership team, the Vice/Associate Dean would be involved in strategic planning, budgeting, donor development, and personnel recruitment and management. If selected as Vice Dean, the individual would also serve as the lead administrator in the absence of the Dean, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the library system, working closely with other library administrators and department heads.

How to apply

See the full job description to learn more and apply online.

About the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is the state's land-grant university and is ranked among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide. In areas such as the environment, optics, space sciences, biosciences, and Southwest/border issues, we are among the best in the world. The UA values student engagement, providing real-world research and community opportunities to our more than 40,000 full-time and part-time students.