Executive Job Announcements
Founded in 1887, California State University, Chico (CSU, Chico) is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in California and among the most highly ranked public universities in the West. The university has a record of achieving excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. The academic programs include colleges, schools and centers. Read more about our campus and come be a part of an exciting and vibrant place, where “Today Decides Tomorrow.”
Open Executive Positions
California State University, Chico seeks a visionary leader for the position of Dean of the Library to help support and transform the Meriam Library’s programs, services, and collections to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Dean of the Library fosters the scholarship of university faculty, students, and staff; supports the growth and development of library collections and services; and leads the recruitment, retention, and management of diverse and talented library personnel. The position plays a leadership role campus wide and assures that library resources support the strategic priorities of the campus and Academic Affairs. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and sits on the Senior Academic Affairs Leadership Team (SAALT), College Deans Group, and the Library Advisory Committee. The Dean also serves on the California State University System Wide Council of Library Directors and represents the library in the consortia of twenty three campus libraries. We seek candidates who understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus, who value diversity and recognize the critical role of faculty, staff, and students in the life of the University, and who will participate in collaboration across departments, colleges, and divisions. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape the evolution of the Meriam Library through the renovation of library space and collections, through innovation in library services, and through the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the future.
As chief academic and administrative officer for the College, the Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for administration, development and direction of academic programs of the College of Agriculture, including the oversight of the Agricultural Research Institute Funds. The successful candidate will understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus, recognizes the critical role of faculty and staff in the life of the University, and will actively participate in collaboration. Specific responsibilities include College leadership for academic excellence in teaching, research, university service, and the development of external support and fundraising through building relationships with alumni, friends, and industry and community organizations. The Dean is responsible for setting College-wide strategic directions, guiding academic policy, administering resources for instruction and research, managing fiscal and personnel resources of the College, and guiding student recruitment and retention. The Dean will serve with a strong administrative team committed to making CSU, Chico one of America’s outstanding comprehensive universities.