Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) seeks candidates for the managing director of libraries position. This is a unique opportunity to lead a newly independent library at a new health sciences university. The managing director reports to the provost and leads the TTUHSC–El Paso Delia Montes-Gallo Library, which serves the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and health professionals throughout the border region. The libraries are located in 2 buildings with clinical science and basic science materials housed separately. The TTUHSC library system has collections in excess of 321,000 bound volumes, more than 62,000 electronic books, subscriptions to more than 24,000 electronic journals, and access to more than 500 electronic databases. TTUHSC-El Paso is the Texas Tech University System’s 4th and newest university, with a mission to provide education, research, and patient care to West Texas and beyond. Nestled between the base of the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande, the city resides at the confluence of 3 states and 2 countries. El Paso is ranked as the #1 safest city in the United States. Residents enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year, numerous outdoor pursuits, as well as a vibrant city life at an affordable cost of living.
Required: A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) from an American Library Association–accredited program and 7 years of progressively responsible management experience (additional education may substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis) are required.
Preferred: Qualifications include a proven ability to plan complex, multisite library operations and manage library budgets; electronic resources and consortia experience; experience with the National Network of Libraries for Medicine (NN/LM) and management of an NN/LM Resource Library; and team building skills. Candidates with experience in collection development, extramural outreach program implementation, and participation in library facility design and construction are encouraged to apply.
Salary: $115,000.00–$130,000.00, commensurate with experience. A competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health benefits and retirement options are available. Interested candidates must apply online at careers.texastech.edu (requisition #4237BR). As an AAE/EOE employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. (060)