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Dean of the Library

Dean of the Library

Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Mary Couts Burnett Library (the Library). TCU seeks a collaborative, strategic, and visionary champion of the Library’s service-centered and adaptive legacy, dedicated to the academic and scholarship needs of the University. The next Dean will have the opportunity to lead and build upon the Library’s innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented focus that enhances the faculty, students, and community experience across the University.

About TCU
Texas Christian University (TCU) is a Top 100 National University as classified by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the country, TCU has an endowment of over $2.4 Billion and is home to an accomplished student body of nearly 12,000 students from around the nation and the globe. As a liberal arts University, TCU encompasses nine colleges and schools which includes a medical school. The more than 10,200 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students work closely with a full-time faculty of 699 committed teacher-scholars. The new President joins the University during a period of strong undergraduate growth and at the initiation of an enhanced strategic plan – optimally positioned for creativity, innovation, and aspirational thinking.

About the Dean of the Library                                                               

The Dean of the Library is responsible for providing leadership for the Library and TCU Press by planning for budgetary decisions, personnel recruitment and development, and representing the library within the University and at local, state, regional, and national levels; providing support for the Provost in major planning and policy strategy.

Required Education and Experience 

  • MLS degree or its equivalent from an ALA accredited institution. -An earned doctorate is desirable.
  • 10 years’ experience in library administration, preferably in an independent academic institution including experience in library information technology and automation and experience representing the library to a variety of constituencies.

How to Inquire, Nominate, or Apply
The search committee for the TCU Dean of the Mary Couts Burnett Library will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission. Although applications will be welcomed until a new dean is selected, for best consideration candidates should submit materials by January 6, 2023, to the following address:

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Please follow the link to express interest in the position: TCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.

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