University of Oregon Libraries
Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian (VPUL), the Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian (VPUL) for Central Services provides executive strategic, administrative leadership in the areas of financial management services, facilities management and business services, human resources management, and assessment and strategic communications, all of which includes communication and application of related University and library policies and procedures. The Associate VPUL directly supervises a 1.0 FTE ProTem Career (non-tenure track) Faculty Librarian, 2.0 FTE officers of administration, and 2.75 FTE classified staff, and is responsible for a total permanent staff of 14.25 FTE, plus several student assistants. This position also serves as the Acting VPUL in the absence of the VPUL.
The Associate VPUL for Central Services provides leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to human resource management, training and development, budget development and management, and library-wide evaluation and assessment. The position is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public. The successful candidate will work strategically with a diverse group of colleagues and facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures, abilities, or backgrounds.
The position also provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Assessment Coordination Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, the Undergraduate Research Award Committee, and ad hoc working groups as needed. The incumbent also serves as a member of the senior-level Administrative Team and Library Council, and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field.
The University of Oregon is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. The Associate VPUL for Central Services is expected to use diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice frameworks in carrying out the position’s leadership, management, and decision-making responsibilities.
Additional Info & Requirements
Application review begins April 21, 2021
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.
The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, symphony, opera, jazz, and theatrical venues; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
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