Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries

Aug 30, 2016
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries

Job Description:

The University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position, Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries.

The Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center (HSC) Libraries is a tenure track faculty position that provides leadership and vision for HSC Libraries. The Fackler Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the HSC Libraries and contributes to the management of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Fackler Director ensures that the HSC Libraries adhere to its mission to serve the six colleges of the University of Florida Health Science Center, and associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services.

The HSC Libraries constitute one of the largest health sciences library systems in the Southeast. With libraries located in Gainesville and on the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville campus (Borland Library), the HSC Libraries provide services and programs to support UFHealth, which includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute; the Emerging Pathogens Institute; the Genetics Institute; the Institute on Aging; the Institute for Child and Health Policy; and the McKnight Brain Institute. 

The HSC Libraries are part of the George A. Smathers Libraries system (see The Smathers Libraries hold over 5,000,000 print volumes, 1,000,000 e-books, 8,100,000 microfilms, 170,500 full-text print and electronic journals, nearly 1,000 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 1,000,000 maps and images.

Advertised Salary:

Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials.  

Minimum Requirements:

An accomplished leader with a masters' degree in library science from an ALA accredited graduate program in library or information science, or advanced degree in a life or health science field. Candidates must possess at least ten years of relevant administrative responsibility, preferably in an academic health sciences library, and experience managing comparable budgets and a complex infrastructure.   An undergraduate or advanced degree in a life or health science field in addition to a masters' degree in library or information science is preferred, as is experience in securing donor and grant funding. Candidates should demonstrate a level of professional development, including research, publication, and professional service activities, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure, as well as evidence of the inclusion of individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities necessary to support all students, faculty and staff, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Witt/Kieffer has been retained to assist in this recruitment. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Documents should be submitted electronically to Confidential inquiries may be addressed to Anne Zenzer or Claudia Teschky at 630-990-1370, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.


Health Assessment Required: No

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