Director of West Campus [Business] and Policy Sciences and Economics Libraries: Position Announcement
Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Director of West Campus Library (WCL) and the Policy Sciences and Economics Library (PSEL). This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of User Services, the Director serves as a member of the Libraries’ management team and leads a faculty and staff of approximately 16 FTE in planning, developing, implementing, and assessing a comprehensive program of information services for the Mays Business School, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the departments of Political Science and Economics. The Director participates in division and libraries-wide planning and is the administrative link to the main campus library for all personnel, fiscal, and WCL building maintenance operations; manages budgets for equipment, supplies, and student wages. The Director also participates in the hiring, mentoring, and evaluation of staff and faculty in the discipline groups, participates in departmental liaison, collection development, instruction, and reference services as appropriate.
- American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or equivalent)
- Supervisory experience that includes the development and evaluation of employees
- Strong record of leadership in academic research libraries with a minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible management experience
- Demonstrated planning and budgeting abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative and build consensus
- Demonstrated customer service skills
- Demonstrated innovative thinking
- Demonstrated outreach skills
- Experience working successfully with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
- Evidence of research publications/scholarship and professional service
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or economics or a related field
- Relevant professional business career experience
- Prior professional experience in an academic business library setting or as a subject specialist/bibliographer for business or economics
- Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development
- Experience in scholarly contributions through publications and/or presentations
- Established record of service in professional associations
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.
In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.
The Libraries currently rank 13th in materials expenditures ($18 million) and 5th in serials expenditures ($14 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries are projected to rank in the top 10 for 2013-2014 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 242 individuals which includes 75 librarians holding faculty status.
Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications received by March 26th, 2014 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.