The University of Oregon (UO), a distinguished public research university in Eugene, Oregon, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of UO Libraries. The UO Libraries are a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL)?a nonprofit organization of 123 libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements. Within the region, the UO Libraries have played a leadership role in collaborative models, including the formation of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, which is now a consortium of 37 institutions in the Pacific Northwest. The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state?s flagship institution of higher education, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and classified in the top category of research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University of Oregon is renowned for its unparalleled combination of academic quality, culture, quality of life, size and community (see www.uoregon.edu).As the chief academic and executive officer of the University of Oregon Libraries, the Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for providing leadership and administrative management for all programs within the UO Libraries and for the Libraries? planning, outreach efforts and fundraising. We seek a skilled communicator and visionary leader committed to working with research-active faculty and a diverse group of high-ability students. The Dean of Libraries works in collaboration with other UO deans and executive officers to implement the university?s mission and is an active leader both within the university and in the larger communities to which it belongs. The new dean will be expected to lead our excellent UO Libraries further into the transitions and challenges facing research libraries in the 21st century. This position is subject to a criminal background check.Application instructions and a more comprehensive description of the University of Oregon, the UO Libraries, the responsibilities of the position and the qualifications and experience necessary can be obtained at http://provost.uoregon.edu/content/dean-uo-libraries-and-philip-h-knight-chair-professor-searchThe University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.