Texas Tech University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of Libraries. The dean reports to the provost and senior vice president and is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the fifty tenure-track faculty members, 102 staff, and operations of the Texas Tech University Libraries. In conjunction with the university's strategic plan, the dean will position the libraries to meet and anticipate the needs of faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, now and in the future. Accordingly, the dean will be a strategic leader and provide policy for collection development, public and technical services, facilities planning and personnel.
The dean will work collaboratively across campus to fulfill the educational and research mission of the university through the provision of both traditional and innovative library resources and services. As the libraries are completely funded by fees, the dean is responsible for fiscal policies of the libraries and participates in development and grant activities to bring in additional funds to support the functions and growth of library services.
* Master of Library Science (MLS), or equivalent, from an American Library Association accredited program
* Five to eight years progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library, including five years of administrative experience with supervisory responsibilities.
* A record of strong visionary leadership
* Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, research, and scholarship
Texas Tech University is a public, state-designated national research university that is comprehensive in scope. It is a Carnegie-classified doctoral granting university with high research productivity, one of 99 U.S. institutions with this designation. Even with an enrollment of over 30,000, TTU prides itself on retaining the feel of a smaller liberal arts institution where students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty as evidenced by the awarding of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 2006. TTU strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually, with a commitment to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the community, state, nation and world.
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by July 18, 2014. An application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Texas Tech University in the search.
Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272