The University Library at the University of Saskatchewan is looking for a dean who has innovative ideas to transform the way we think about libraries and their services.
With seven locations across campus, the University Library is a key element of our students’ and researchers’ success. As the way we preserve, share and access information continues to rapidly evolve, our successful candidate will lead a strong team of 150 full—time (equivalent) faculty and staff members to meet and exceed the needs of a research—intensive university that welcomes more than 22,000 students from around the world every year.
Reporting to the provost and vice—president academic, the dean is an important member of the university’s senior leadership team. As such, they are responsible for providing vision and leadership to help the U of S fulfill its strategic directions and priorities. The successful candidate will use their experience in senior academic leadership and the education gained as they achieved their related degree to realize positive change in the University Library, and at the U of S. They will have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and Aboriginal engagement. We want to provide members of our campus community with the tools they need to succeed.
We want to embrace change, and transition from past ways of doing things to new ways of doing things, in order to better serve our students and researchers. We want someone who has a vision of the future, and the determination to realize its potential. The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced.
The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please call Danielle Conn or Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at 604—926—0005, or forward your application package (current CV, letter of application and reference list) in confidence to .