Interim Dean of the University Library, CSU Northridge

This position is open only to current employees of the California State University system.

The Interim Dean of the University Library provides executive leadership for the provision of library service to the campus in support of the University’s teaching and research mission. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost’s Council and Deans’ Council. The Dean has the primary responsibility for the management of the Library’s personnel, budget, facilities, technology, and resources, including planning and administering the budget; making independent recommendations relating to performance management for all Library personnel; leading ongoing efforts to improve services; recommending the appointment of department chairs, and supervising and evaluating their administrative activities; creating and sustaining an environment supportive of research, scholarship, and academic excellence; and representing the Library in the University and community. The Dean interprets policies developed at the University and system levels to ensure their effective implementation. The Dean supervises a staff of professional, technical, and support staff to ensure that the Library and University goals are met. The Dean seeks external support for programs, services, and resources, and assists faculty in securing external support. The Dean develops and maintains professional relationships with all departments and colleges on campus and with groups and agencies within the community as appropriate.

The Dean participates fully with other CSU library deans on the Council of Library Deans (COLD) in system-wide library initiatives that leverage the strength of 23 libraries with special emphasis on the Unified Library Management System.

The Dean helps lead strategic thinking and initiatives related to academic technology and scholarly communication within the Division of Academic Affairs with a focus on vision, collaboration, consistency, and integration with broader technology initiatives on campus. The Dean plays a crucial role in leading strategic thinking on the University’s information strategy as it relates to information storage, retrieval, archiving, access, sharing and organization of both traditional and non-traditional materials.

The anticipated hiring range: $195,000 to $210,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Application Period

The position is open until filled but only applications received by June 21, 2024, can be assured full consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Effective Date of Appointment: August 20, 2024

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit