Dean, University Library, Cal State University-Fullerton

Job Title: Dean, University Library
Classification Administrator IV-Range A
AutoReqId 8777BR
Department University Library- Administration
Sub-Division University Library
Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Appointment Type At Will
Time Base Full-Time
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Summary The dean of the Library reports to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and has primary responsibility for administering instructional programs; planning and administering the Library’s annual budget; planning and administering the Library’s physical infrastructure; leading the Library’s outreach and fundraising efforts; making independent recommendations on all Library personnel matters; recommending appointment of chairs and supervising their administrative actions; providing leadership in curricular improvement, innovation, and assessment of student learning; creating and sustaining an environment supportive of research, scholarship, teaching, academic excellence, and student success; representing the Library in the larger University and community; and serving as an effective member of the Council of Deans and President’s Advisory Board. The dean must be able to interpret policies developed at the University, state, and federal levels and implement them effectively. The dean also supervises the Library’s professional, technical, and clerical staff to ensure that integrated efforts of the staff are directed toward the accomplishment of University and Library goals. The dean works closely with the Chancellor’s Office in system-wide efforts and stays current on all policies and procedures. The dean coordinates efforts with the Division of Information Technology, the Office of Academic Programs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and various campus units that support instructional services. Finally, the dean performs other duties as may be assigned by the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

• Provide collegial and strategic leadership for the strengthening of existing programs and the development of new programs
• Provide leadership for the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff
• Lead the Library’s fundraising and grant-seeking efforts
• Assume responsibility for the supervision of the Library’s support staff and personnel
• Oversee the management of Library resources and retain accountability for their equitable and effective allocation and use
• Support faculty members’ scholarship, teaching, and learning as they advance their disciplines
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with all departments and colleges
• Participate fully with other CSU University Librarians in system-wide library initiatives
• Ensure that the Library is able to provide the quality, affordable, and innovative educational content and learning spaces crucial to student academic success and timely graduation from undergraduate and graduate programs
• Collaborate across the University and with the external community to advance CSUF’s mission and strategic priorities


A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above as well as a personal diversity statement; a curriculum vitae; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional and/or academic references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications can be submitted in confidence at

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by August 5, 2016 are assured full consideration. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to

Essential Qualifications
•Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and a record of teaching and/or administrative service sufficient to be appointed to a tenured full professor position in the University
•Three or more years of leadership experience in areas including: strategic and operational planning, budgeting, human resource management, program assessment, faculty development, curriculum development, and technological innovation and/or library management
•Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff in a shared governance environment
•Record of supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service
•Ability to generate external support and fundraising to support the mission of the Library
•The ability to contribute to the University’s strategic goals (
•A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications
•Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library and Information Science or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
•A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic or research library
•Comprehensive knowledge of each area of the Library
•Demonstrated experience leading organizational change and developing and maintaining partnerships outside of the university
•Experience working in a consortial environment in a medium to large academic or research library
•Experience working with a Library Services platform such as Alma

Special Working Conditions The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton utilizes the E-Verify program and is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Cal State Fullerton, a leading institution of the 23-campus California State University system, enrolls more than 38,000 students and offers 109 degree programs. An intellectual and cultural center for Orange County, Cal State Fullerton is a primary driver of workforce and economic development throughout the region and a national model for supporting student success through innovative, high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. The University embraces its rich diversity, recognizing that it both enhances the educational experience for students and uniquely prepares them to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace and in their communities. Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a top public university in the West, in particular for its work in supporting underrepresented students in earning a college degree. For more about Cal State Fullerton, visit
Hiring Preference None
Application Deadline 05-Aug-2016

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