Dean of Library

Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
May 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Indiana University Kokomo is seeking an innovative and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the IU Kokomo library beginning August 2, 2021. Information about the department and our facilities can be found at .


The primary responsibility of the Dean is to provide leadership in all areas of library administration and operation including visionary strategic planning; establishing goals; personnel supervision; assessment; communication with library constituents; and budget planning, justification and administration.


Applicants for this position must have a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), and a minimum of 6 years of previous academic library experience.  The candidate will have experience in management and supervision of professional librarians. The successful applicant will have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In addition, candidates who bring evidence of a demonstrated commitment to diversity; the ability to provide dynamic and vigorous leadership in an academic library; the ability to mentor library colleagues in the promotion and tenure process; the ability to serve as the Library representative to various campus and university level bodies; demonstrated grant writing or fund raising success; a strong background in applying emerging technology within the academic library environment; and the ability to be innovative with library services, will be preferred.


This is a twelve-month, faculty rank, tenured position. The successful applicant must meet tenure requirements for librarians at Indiana University Kokomo  Rank, either Associate Librarian or Librarian, will depend upon qualifications and experience.  If you have any questions, please contact Committee Chair Eric Bain-Selbo at  765-455-9280.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check mandated by the state and to submit an official transcript noting conferral of terminal degree.


For best consideration, applications should be received by June 6, 2021.  Review will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, electronically upload a cover letter that addresses the qualifications mentioned above, a statement regarding your vision of the library, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive, non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city of a population of about 50,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 full-time faculty and staff. Baccalaureate and master’s degrees are offered. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo can be accessed at Persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this application process should contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 765-455-9316. 


Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society.  


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.