Head, Special Collections Department, Library, Museums and Press — University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Pay Grade: 32E-33E

The University of Delaware’s Library, Museums and Press seeks a dynamic individual to provide strategic leadership and operational oversight of its Special Collections department. Driven by an accessibility and inclusivity mindset, the successful candidate will leverage the expertise of the department’s staff to foster innovative engagement with its collections, services, and physical and virtual spaces to center the user’s experience.

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and Museums, the Head, Special Collections Department will lead a department comprised of 12 staff members. Collaboration with colleagues throughout the Library, Museums, and Press and units across the University of Delaware will be critical for the successful implementation of strategic initiatives that promote access and discovery, experiential learning, and diverse public engagement.

Benefits: 25 vacation days. Generous 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available here.

Appointment: Appointment is based on relevant professional experience and expected at the rank of Associate Librarian / Library Department Head I (pay grade 32E) or full Librarian / Library Department Head II (pay grade 33E), per the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System. Department head responsibilities are assigned for a renewable five-year term.

Contact: Interested applicants are invited to contact Lori Birrell, Director of Special Collections and Museums for more information about this exciting opportunity.

Apply here.