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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty positions in the Central Libraries.


Tracking ID#: F013471

POSITION: Assistant Director for Delivery Services

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in a higher education setting; Knowledge of current developments in collection management; Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills; Flexibility and willingness to take initiative; Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities; Effective presentation skills; Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills; Supervisory experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director for Delivery Services provides leadership for the Collections Care Unit (CCU), one of two units in the Department of Delivery Services. The Department is responsible for materials logistical operations and consists of the Collections Care Unit (the Acquire and Delivery, Stacks Management, and Continuations teams) and the Cataloging & Metadata Unit (CAMU). This position is responsible for managing electronic resources selection efforts as well as guiding all materials acquisition processes for the Central Libraries. Specific duties and responsibilities include: Manages the electronic resources, serials, and continuations acquisitions processes; Coordinates collection management activities including serving as the Collection Development Committee chair and managing general collection assessment needs; Guides and provides general oversight to the "buy versus borrow" processes used by the Acquire & Deliver team; Guides and provides general oversight to the stacks management and delivery processes within the CCU; Fosters good communication and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other library users as well as with other library departments; Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces; Meets University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on topics related to the areas of responsibility; Other duties as assigned. A listing of the full position description can be found here at Faculty Position Guide.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by August 15, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and the names and contact information for at least three individuals you have selected as professional references to:

Kenneth Carriveau, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97148
Waco, Texas 76798-7148

Materials may be submitted electronically to: Kenneth_Carriveau@baylor.edu.


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.