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Portland State University seeks a Dean, University Library
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Location: Portland, Oregon

The Position:
Reporting directly to the Provost and serving as a vital member of the University’s Academic Leadership Team (ALT), the Dean promotes a vibrant and inspiring environment for advancing the goals of Library faculty and staff and responding to the opportunities and challenges of the future. The Dean works closely with Library faculty and staff to provide services and foster a supportive professional workplace and productive community of scholarly achievement. The Library Dean advocates for, represents, and serves as the voice of the Library to the University, the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and the community. Reasoned, collaborative, and transparent decision-making is essential to achieving these goals. The Dean manages an annual operating budget of $11.3 million and oversees a team of 50+ staff and faculty, including 4-6 direct reports.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Those received by October 16, 2023 will be given first consideration.

Applicants must submit a CV/resume, a letter of interest that details their related qualifications and vision for the role, as well as a statement (one page maximum) that describes their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion personally and/or professionally.

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Tammarah Townes
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Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
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Portland State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and a campus climate that supports equality, diversity, and inclusion.


Institution: Portland State University
This is a full time position

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