Associate Professor- Deputy Director

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University of Colorado – Strauss Health Sciences Library

Associate Professor- Deputy Director

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Deputy Director functions with a high degree of independence in managing the routine operation of the library. This position serves as the top level administrative officer under the Director and is involved in library-wide planning, budgeting and staffing decisions. The Deputy Director represents the library in the Director's absence and in delegated tasks that include individuals from outside the library.


  • Responsible for personnel management for both faculty and support staff, including recruitment, selection, supervision, evaluation and staff development. Administrative staff support these personnel duties.
  • Maintains administrative liaison with library department heads and coordinates library operations.  Sets priorities and allocates staff in accordance with library strategic plan and daily exigencies.  Works with faculty and staff to ensure that department goals and objectives are attained.
  • Coordinates planning, implementation, and operation of automated systems in the library.
  • Represents the library on campus, system-wide, and at extramural levels, in order to advance the strategic vision of the library.
  • Advises the Director in the development of policies and practices.
  • Participates in the overall planning for enhancement of library programs and promotes attainment of service excellence.
  • Coordinates library committees.
  • Oversees emergency preparedness for the library.
  • Promotes the attainment of a diverse library faculty and staff and supports a diverse and culturally sensitive working environment.

The Deputy Director assumes responsibility for designing and implementing a personal plan for continuing professional development, and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through service to the profession and through publication.



The Deputy Director functions under the general supervision and direction of the library Director.


All library departments, excluding Library Administration, report to the Deputy Director.


Strauss Health Sciences Library faculty members serve as non-tenure track faculty.  The Deputy Director is appointed at the associate professor level.


  • Knowledge of information management issues.
  • Awareness of current trends and issues in academic library services and higher education in general.
  • Knowledge of general operations of all functions of a library and expertise in at least one department or subject area.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Effective and culturally sensitive personnel management skills.
  • Well versed in technology trends and experience in coordinating the translation of trends to applications in the library setting.
  • Experience in motivating, team building, and fostering a collegial and collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to serve as an effective advocate for the library in its educational and outreach mission.
  • Strong service expectations, flexibility, and high comfort levels with change and ambiguity.
  • Ability to plan and implement complex projects.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $90,000 to $110,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Seven years professional librarian experience.
  • At least three years of the required experience must include supervisory, planning, and budgeting experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to improve and implement new services for library users.
  • Evidence of personal involvement in and service to the library profession.
  • Work experience in a health sciences library.
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: May 1, 2021, 1:59:00 AM




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time