Associate University Librarian and Director of the Kislak Center
University of Pennsylvania
Job Location: Pennsylvania
Apply By: Open until filled
Date Created: 04-03-2020
Associate University Librarian and Director of the Jay I. Kislak Center
for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader for its next Associate University Librarian and Director of the Jay I. Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful and pragmatic leader with an imaginative vision for the field of special collections. Penn seeks an individual who can provide organizational leadership while also collaboratively designing new and innovative services that demonstrate the value of Penn’s distinctive collections to the intellectual work of a global community of scholars, teachers, students, researchers and the broader public.
With a staff of approximately 50 and a budget of $4 million from a combination of dedicated acquisitions and other endowments, the Associate University Librarian and Director will have the opportunity to create world-class services and collections in support of research and teaching both at Penn and around the globe. Reporting to the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Constantia Constantinou, and working in close partnership with other members of the Libraries’ Leadership Team, the Associate University Librarian and Director will develop and implement Penn’s strategic priorities in an exceptionally intellectually stimulating environment.
The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field and an impressive record of intellectual and scholarly achievement. In addition, they should bring strong leadership skills and administrative experience to the role, as the resources of the Kislak Center are significant.
To see the full position profile, please visit Storbeck Search’s website: https://assets.storbecksearch.com/files/resources/penn-kislakdirector-pd.pdf
For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Sue May, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
Storbeck Search & Associates
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.
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