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Available Job # 2615

Date Posted 11/25/2018
Job Title Dean of Libraries
Organization University of Arkansas
Environment Academic Library
City Little Rock
State AR
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description he University of Arkansas Libraries seek a demonstrated intellectual leader to serve as Dean of Libraries at the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. The dean will provide the leadership, vision, and direction for the libraries that form the intellectual core of the campus. A nationally engaged scholar, the dean will advance the mission of the libraries and the wider university while serving as a major advocate for libraries in the state of Arkansas. The dean will provide a robust vision for serving the diverse needs and ambitions of students and faculty in the digital age; oversee the enhancement and expansion of both physical and digital collections; collaborate closely with colleagues within the libraries and the wider university community; and recruit and cultivate library faculty and staff. The dean will report to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

An expert administrator with an understanding of faculty governance, the dean will oversee a staff of 159, including 70 faculty and professional staff members. The dean will foster collaboration within the university, demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and support and enhance relationships within the region.

Responsibilities of this position include research, creative work, and service. A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring. The successful candidate must have demonstrated accomplishments in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor with tenure at the University of Arkansas.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018.

Nominations and letters of application, including curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references, should be addressed to:

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see

Stephanie Pierce, MLIS

Head, Physics Library

University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

PHYS 221B | 479.575.4483 |


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