Goucher College, among the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the United States, seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader to become the College’s next Associate Vice President for the Library and Learning Commons (hereafter, AVP). Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, this AVP will join Goucher at a pivotal moment in the trajectory of the Library, when the College is preparing to re-envision the role of the Library in its academic life, and re-center the Library in its future.
Goucher College is a small, private, residential liberal arts institution in the college town of Towson, Maryland, serving approximately 1,100 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Located eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, D.C., the campus sits on 287 acres of open and wooded land. The College offers an interdisciplinary core curriculum to anchor its undergraduate experience, along with selective graduate programs and professional certificates that are offered as low residency, hybrid, and fully online programs.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader who is energized by the possibilities available to the 21st century library. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also be an adroit and empathic leader of people who is able to marshal the strengths of, and provide mentorship to the Library’s team while also forging connections with stakeholders external to the Library both across the College, and throughout the community.
Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable. A record of progressive responsibility in libraries is required, including administrative experience. The full leadership agenda, a list of qualifications, and instructions for applying are available in the position profile found by visiting www.academicsearch.org and clicking on the “Open Searches” tab.
Goucher College has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to GoucherAVPLibrary@academicsearch.org. The search is open until the position is filled, but only those applications received by August 2, 2021 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at email@example.com, or by phone at 202-332-4049.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community. Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy. For more information, please visit Nondiscrimination Notice & Policy | Goucher College.