Job Openings - Dean of the Ruby E. Dare Library


Dean of the Ruby E. Dare Library

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: December 18, 2016

Job Description:

Greenville College seeks a dynamic leader for the position of Dean of the Ruby E. Dare Library at Greenville College, for a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

Key Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate works to understand the evolving role of the Library in a Christian liberal arts institution in the 21st century; collaborates with faculty to promote student learning and to advance information fluency; serves as the Library’s central liaison to the campus, the surrounding community, and relevant library networks; and is responsible for the Library budget, policies, programs, services, collection management, and facilities. In addition, the successful candidate will also participate in Technical Services depending on experience and preference.

Reports To:

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, disability, and retirement plans, as well as a tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville College and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian colleges.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Library Science or a similar degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school and several years of increasingly-responsible positions in academic libraries including supervisory experience are required. An additional subject master’s degree or other terminal degree (preferably in business or the sciences), experience and knowledge in current and emerging library technologies, and digital collection management are preferred. Candidates must be committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community. A vibrant personal Christian faith commitment is required, as well as a strong commitment to a broadly Wesleyan tradition.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership ability;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge and experience with library policies and procedures;
  • Skill in developing and implementing strategic plans and assessment measures;
  • Experience developing and managing budgets in a challenging fiscal environment;
  • Ability to work productively with all Library constituencies, including on-campus, online, and community stakeholders;
  • Commitment to the importance of diversity in the modern academy.


How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include: (1) a letter of application, (2) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, library experience, and professional interests); (3) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (4) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (5) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin F. Estevez

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Greenville College

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, IL 62246-0159

Office:  (618) 664-7020

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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