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Dean of Library Services

The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is seeking applications for the Dean of Library
Services. This position provides proactive leadership to advance an innovative and forwardlooking
vision of the Rod Library (referred to below as the College), which includes the UNI
Museum and the HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services (IRTS)
located in the Schindler Education Center. The Dean of Library Services is responsible for all
aspects of library administration; coordinates fundraising efforts in conjunction with the UNI
Foundation; develops strong collaborative relationships within the library, the University, and
the external community that advance student learning and success; understands the evolving role
of academic libraries and trends in higher education; oversees library assessment initiatives;
facilitates the integration of appropriate and emerging technology; works in partnership with the
University’s academic leadership; advances the library’s central role in the strategic goals of the
University; creates and maintains an inclusive and diverse environment; understands the roles
and responsibilities of library faculty members, and oversees hiring, promoting, and evaluating
faculty librarians; fosters the professional growth and development of all library staff; and serves
on the Deans Council and the Academic Affairs Council.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides
an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across
disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any
of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity
and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with
background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current
faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or an approved
international equivalent to the Master's degree, and a second graduate degree in any field

Required qualifications include at least five years of successful administrative experience in a
higher education library setting; significant fiscal/budgetary experience; proven ability to
develop and maintain relationships across the library, university, and larger community;
evidence of commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; evidence of successful
collaborative projects; demonstrated outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and
listening; and evidence of continuing scholarship, research, and professional participation
warranting tenure at the minimum rank of Associate Professor.

Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate degree; achievement warranting full
professor status; record of developing or cultivating external fundraising sources, including
grants; demonstrated advocacy of the role of the library in meeting the changing needs of all
university constituencies; and experience working in a collective bargaining environment with
faculty librarians and/or staff.

Applications received by February 11, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Deirdre Heistad at or 319-273-
2633. Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals
living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity,
national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis
protected by federal and/or state law.

The University is a tobacco-free campus.
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