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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, Illinois

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Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/23/14
Deadline: 09/15/14

Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month faculty position.

The Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs of the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (UIUC) provides dynamic and forward-thinking leadership for the Center's educational and outreach programs, making and maintaining meaningful connections with librarians and libraries around the world to meet the Center’s mission to promote international education, mutual understanding, and peace.  The Center’s goals and projects arise from what partner institutions and organizations see as pressing needs for librarians’ development and the Director must be able to respond effectively to these needs. The prestige of the Center and its work contribute to the Library’s reputation on campus and around the world.  The Director leads efforts to develop innovative training programs for librarians globally and works with Center personnel to secure grants and with Library administration to seek private gifts to fund ongoing and new programs and initiatives. To advance the Center's work, the Director initiates and sustains international collaborations, working with Library and university administration to implement these collaborations.

Qualifications: Required: Substantial experience in a leadership role in a large academic, public, or specialized cultural heritage organization, including initiating and conducting collaborative activities within and beyond the institution itself; Significant experience in international librarianship and/or international education programs; Advanced degree in a field relevant to the Center’s mission ; Extensive experience in another culture and a familiarity with communication styles of different cultures; Demonstrated experience in strategic thinking and visionary leadership; Experience developing and delivering innovative instruction programs and evidence of effective teaching and mentoring and in a professional training context; A record of scholarly engagement through teaching, publication, and/or presentations appropriate for appointment to full professor ; Entrepreneurial spirit for program development and revenue generation and evidence of good stewardship of grants, endowments, gifts and other funding sources; Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; Ability and willingness to travel extensively and often throughout the world;  See for preferred qualifications.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169. Nominations may be sent to the chair of the Search Committee, Valerie Hotchkiss, at

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations should be received by 9/15/14.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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