Stetson University, located in DeLand, Florida, with its Law Campus in Gulfport and the Law Center in Tampa, seeks an intellectually curious, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as the next Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies. Reporting directly to newly appointed Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Skomp and serving on her leadership team alongside the other university deans as well as on President Christopher Roellke’s Cabinet, the next dean is a critical university partner in, and facilitator of, the intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships among students and faculty at Stetson University. In collaboration with a team of 21 talented and dedicated library staff and faculty, the next dean will have a tremendous opportunity to build upon the library’s inclusive-, service- and innovation-oriented culture.
Stetson is one of the top regional comprehensive institutions in the nation and is on a path to greater achievement and distinction as a student-centered institution. Stetson has made strategic investments in academics and student success to further establish the university as an influential force in educating future leaders. The dean will join a leadership team that is defining a bold new chapter for the institution, and the duPont-Ball Library will be critical in this effort.
Stetson University seeks a bold, visionary leader capable of advancing the quality and national reputation of Stetson University, as well as elevating the academic excellence of each academic unit through partnership and programming. Joining an exceptional community of learners during growth and dynamic change, the next dean, as a passionate advocate for the library, has an unprecedented opportunity to expand on the successes of the duPont-Ball library as an innovator of 21st century experiential learning, scholarship, and relevance.
In addition to overseeing the library’s $2 million budget, as the holder of the only endowed deanship at Stetson University, the dean also stewards the use of the endowment’s annual, dedicated funds to support library projects, initiatives, and/or programs. The dean is responsible for hiring exceptional faculty and staff; pursuing fundraising and outreach activities; strategic planning and budgets; and fostering a climate of excellence and connectedness between the library, the other academic and non-academic units, and the rest of the university, including a relationship with the College of Law in Gulfport.
Stetson University seeks a dean who not only leads the library, but who also plays a role in the Academic Affairs leadership team. The dean works closely with the four other academic deans at the university (Arts and Sciences, Music, Business, and Law), as well as with key staff in Stetson University’s development, facilities, student success, finance and risk management, human resources, information technology, and marketing and communications areas. All academic deans serve as full members of the President’s Cabinet.
The dean is also a tenured member of the faculty and will serve in university governance, support the teaching mission, and continue with their own scholarship and research excellence.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in DeLand, Florida. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package.
The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a list of references that may include administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to:
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