Regis University seeks a visionary and collaborative leader with a demonstrated commitment to educating a diverse student body to serve as the Dean of the Library and Director of the Center for Student Success. The Dean will implement a strategic vision for co-locating various academic support units in Dayton Memorial Library. Candidates should have a proven track record leading productive and innovative teams, mentoring library faculty and staff, and partnering with departments across the university. The Dean supervises department heads for all library services, as well as Regis’ writing and tutoring
Director of the Writing Center and Tutoring Services
Regis University seeks a visionary and collaborative leader with a demonstrated commitment to educating a diverse student body to serve as the Dean of the Library and Director of the Center for Student Success. The Dean will implement a strategic vision for co-locating various academic support units in Dayton Memorial Library. Candidates should have a proven track record leading productive and innovative teams, mentoring library faculty and staff, and partnering with departments across the university. The Dean supervises department heads for all library services, as well as Regis’ writing and tutoring center and our disability office. The Dean reports directly to Provost and serves on the President’s advisory council.
The Regis Library collection includes approximately 419,000 print volumes, 250 electronic databases, 118,000 eBooks, 17,000 current journals, and over 13,000 media recordings in a variety of formats. The Regis Archives actively collects original source material that documents Regis University’s and Loretto Heights College’s institutional histories; special collections include the Notarianni Political Collection, Jesuitica records of the Catholic mission in the Southwest, the Richard H. Truly U.S. Space Program Collection, and the Santos collection.
Regis plans to renovate Dayton Memorial Library to modernize the space and create a Center for Student Success. Candidates with experience managing a renovation and collaborating with student support services will receive priority. The Center for Student Success project makes this position an excellent opportunity for our library leadership team to reimagine the library’s role in serving students and the broader university community.
Founded in 1877, Colorado's Regis University is the only Jesuit, Catholic university in the Rocky Mountains and one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. As a Jesuit, Catholic university, Regis seeks to build a more just and humane world through transformative education at the frontiers of faith, reason and culture. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?"
Regis University, in accordance with our Catholic, Jesuit values, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve our increasingly diverse student body, which includes students of all backgrounds, including those from historically-marginalized backgrounds, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Thornton, and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives. Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
1) ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, Master of Information Science, or equivalent.
2) Seven years of increasing responsibility in an academic leadership position, with demonstrated ability to lead library faculty and staff in the creation of welcoming and productive learning environments.
3) Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered library experience, in addition to a history of successful collaboration with student disability services.
4) Expertise supporting both traditional undergraduate and non-traditional, working adult students; familiarity with distance education programs and delivery systems; strong record of scholarship.
5) Commitment to support Dayton Memorial Library’s Diversity Council, which works closely with the University Diversity Council, as well as the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence.
1) Doctorate or additional graduate work in related field.
2) Experience managing a building renovation and budget.
3) Fundraising and university development experience.
Please submit a C.V./resume, a cover letter that discusses your philosophy for providing integrated student support and library services to all students, and a Diversity Statement. Use examples of achievements from your career of collaborating across departments to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Diversity Essay Prompt
At Regis University, we are committed to our Jesuit principles of standing with the marginalized, upholding the sacred dignity of all individuals, and assuming the responsibility for the long, hard work of shaping an inclusive community where all can flourish. In accordance with these values, we seek faculty whose experiences—both lived and professional—in teaching, research, and community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
· In one to two pages, please:
o Discuss how your leadership, teaching, research, and service, and/or willingness to engage in activities will advance our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
o Describe how your previous professional successes and challenges in working with, and promoting the success of, a diverse student, faculty, and/or staff population.
Review of applications will begin January 20th and continue until the position is filled.
For additional questions, please contact the search committee chair:
Michael Ennis, PhD
Director of the Writing Center and Tutoring Services
Dayton Memorial Library