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Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons (HHSL)

The Harrell Health Sciences Library (HHSL), serving the Penn State College of Medicine and the Pennsylvania State University, is seeking an innovative and creative leader to serve as associate dean for library & information services and director. Reporting to the dean of university libraries and scholarly communications, and the vice dean for educational affairs, Penn State College of Medicine, the successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for a dynamic and highly engaged team at the recently renovated HHSL located at the medical campus for Penn State University in Hershey, PA. In addition, the incumbent will provide strategic direction and oversight for the library component supporting the College of Medicine’s University Park Curriculum Program located in State College, PA. The position is responsible for administration and management, strategic planning, program development with an emphasis on user-focused services, evaluation, budgeting, and the overall strategic direction of the library. We seek candidates who demonstrate a wide range of skill sets including innovative and strategic thinking, decision making, flexibility, risk assessment, collaboration, communication, and mentoring. The successful candidate will think and act strategically capitalizing on new ideas and developments, foster productive teamwork and support skill acquisition through active learning, attract and develop new strategic partners within the organization, and take advantage of opportunities to collaborate across departments and across the broader organization. Campus Security Crime Statistics: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Salary: $120,000, minimum per year. This is a tenure-track faculty position; the successful candidate should be able to meet Penn State's criteria for promotion and tenure. Based upon university and libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of associate librarian or librarian with tenure; however, rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin 8/13/2018. For an expanded job description, full list of requirements, and application instructions, please visit Employment with the university will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with university policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. (054)

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