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Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery

Colorado State University Libraries

Morgan Library, Fort Collins, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 12th, 2023


$130,000.00 to $160,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Fort Collins, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Colorado State University Libraries seeks a collaborative Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery. The Associate Dean provides leadership and strategic oversight for programs and services related to access, curation, and preservation of scholarly content. Responsibilities include developing strategic directions with division and department heads; fostering effective working relationships with library and academic colleagues; enhancing and assessing service quality; providing staff training and technology awareness programs; and shared responsibility for library fundraising and donor activities.

Applicants for this position should include a cover letter that communicates how your skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, including those from historically underrepresented groups, to apply for this position.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on 9/12/2023.

To apply, visithttps://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/130905

For general information about faculty and staff positions at CSU Libraries please visit: https://lib.colostate.edu/about/employment/faculty-and-staff-positions/

To learn about information sessions for this position please visit: https://lib.colostate.edu/about/employment/

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/. To see the value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit our compensation calculator – https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/.

Additional Info & Requirements

This position will be filled as either tenure-track or non-tenure track. The applicant should express interest in one option in the letter of application. Finalists interested in this as a tenure-track position will be asked to provide dossiers not less than one week prior to campus interview. This position offers a flexible work schedule (minimum of 3 days in the Morgan Library per week). Some travel required.

The Community

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes a primary library, Morgan Library, and a branch library in CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.

The CSU Libraries is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. As part of a land grant university built on indigenous lands, we are mindful of our history and recognize that equity and social justice work requires intention, persistence and humility. We believe that improving equity and enacting social justice—among our staff, in our services, in our spaces, and in our communities—is a guiding star toward a better future.


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HR Info

Search Contact:  Lani Williams  lani.williams@colostate.edu

To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posted Aug 8, 2023