Northwestern Health Sciences University invites applications for a 1.0 FTE Ranked Faculty position in the Greenawalt Library. This is a 12-month, faculty position where academic rank and compensation will be determined by qualifications and experience.
Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Library Services creates a vision and a plan to advance the mission and strategic vision of the University by building on the Library's momentum to provide innovative services to NWHSU's campus communities. The Director plans, implements and improves a comprehensive program of onsite and technology-based library and information services designed to support student and other stakeholder success. The successful candidate must have the ability to build and maintain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, students, and other campus constituents and is responsible to stay abreast of trends in librarianship and technology. Responsibilities include the leadership and management of library employees, goal setting, policies, budget, services, and collections management.
Candidates will have a Master's degree in Library Sciences and at least seven years of progressively increasing experience in library services with at least five years in a managerial role. Ideally, the Director of Library Services has higher education library experience. This position also requires demonstrated knowledge of current trends and implementation of best practices in library services; a superior ability to communicate, respond and negotiate in a diplomatic manner with all university constituencies, internal and external; a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment; the ability to interpret data, information, and documents to advise decision-making; vendor and budget management experience; the ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality; the ability to act decisively, and make sound and timely decisions; a demonstrated ability to solve problems actively and creatively; the ability to maintain calm through difficult situations; excellent negotiation and conflict management skills; critical systems thinking and problem-solving skills and experiences; the ability to lead and work cooperatively within a team.
Other specialized knowledge or skills:
Continuous interruptions and multiple concurrent tasks require ability to get back on task quickly
Prompt & exceptional customer service skills and actions
Library planning requires extensive research and time
Performs highly detailed work
Ability to work well independently
Able to recognize and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
Motivates individuals to actively contribute to the organization and the library profession
Exhibits an awareness of and appreciation for diverse cultures and beliefs
Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.
NWHSU is proud to offer you and your eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package. Our package is designed to change with you meeting current needs and anticipating your future needs. We offer medical, dental, and vision care insurance. Flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for out of pocket medical and daycare or eldercare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability that allow you to be protected for an unexpected loss or income interruptions. As your partner in building retirement income, NWHSU provides a 403(b) Plan. On-site clinic services for you and your immediate family. Tuition reimbursement to support employees in job-related courses outside of NWHSU and Tuition Remission for academic courses and continuing education classes offered by NWHSU. Our generous time away program helps you enjoy a health work/life balance.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.
About Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU)
Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. Located in Bloomington, Minn., the university has been a fixture in the market since 1941. Our deep history is rooted in their founding of The College of Chiropractic, established more than 70 years ago.
While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on health and wellness. In addition to our doctor of chiropractic degree, we offer degrees, course credits, certificates, and specializations in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions—medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but also advance health care.
NWHSU advances innovative models of integrative care to lead people to live happier, healthier lives. We are educators who believe that integrative, natural healthcare is for everyone. We provi...de needed services for the community in which we live and work. We also believe that evidence-focused integrative care teams deliver a unified approach to promote better health outcomes. Our goal is to transform health care through patient-centered, evidence-based, care that optimizes health and well-being.
Our nearly 130 faculty members annually teach more than 1,000 students across degree and certificate programs and 3,600 continuing education students. NWHSU has more than 8,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. NWHSU is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.