Stony Brook University (SBU), The State University of New York (SUNY), invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of University Libraries. Stony Brook is a comprehensive research-intensive university, housing a teaching hospital that provides state of the art healthcare in the Long Island region, and a co-manager of Brookhaven National Labs, making SBU one of only 6 universities in the nation that manage a federal laboratory. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), currently enrolling over 25,000 students and offering over 300 degree programs (baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional). 

For all academic matters, the Dean of University Libraries reports to the Provost, and works closely with the Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences Center. The Dean of Libraries is responsible for: providing a strategic vision and leading the planning and advancement of the SBU Libraries; leading innovation in the Libraries’ collection and technologies; ensuring sound management; representing the SBU Libraries locally and nationally; and leading philanthropic efforts.   As the University increases both intra- and extra-campus research activities in a multitude of disciplines, the incumbent will be expected to lead the libraries in the development of new service and collection models to adapt to the shift in information formats and access technologies. The incumbent is required to partner with others across the campus community to create a new type of 21st century information center in support of research and education. The successful candidate will also hold the rank of full Librarian.  

Required: Masters of Library Sciences from an accredited American Library Association program or equivalent; A distinguished national/international reputation for sustained scholarly accomplishments, and a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service appropriate to appointment at the rank of Full Librarian at a major research university;  A minimum of 10 years of professional library experience in an academic library, including 5 years of proven administrative and managerial experience in long-range planning, resource allocation, and personnel development;  Substantive and successful experience as a librarian/higher education administrator;  Ability to work effectively with university senior leadership and with faculty in implementing an ambitious strategic plan.  Commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students;  Strong management skills, including stewardship of fiscal and human resources;  Expertise in collections development and new technology applications;  Demonstrated assessment of library services and collections;  Thorough understanding of the role of technology in research, education, and health care;  Dynamic leadership, superior communication skills and a demonstrated dedication to student and faculty services are essential.

Preferred: PhD or additional earned degrees.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

To apply, submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to: Faith Mirabile, Senior Staff Assistant, Office of the Provost, Administration Building, Room 407, Stony Brook, NY 11794-1401. For a full position description, application procedures, or to apply online, visit (Ref. # WC-S-7647-12-12-S.) **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.