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Dean of Cowles Library

Drake University seeks an energetic, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of Cowles Library at the rank of Professor. Drake is a private, midsize, comprehensive University of approximately 5,000 students located in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will lead the strategic and operational direction of Cowles Library and join a team of 13 faculty librarians and eight full-time staff in support of the University’s mission to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.

We look forward to welcoming the new Dean of Cowles Library. As you consider whether to apply, we strongly encourage you to review the full search profile.

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To ensure full consideration, your application should be submitted by Oct. 2, 2017. The anticipated start date is on or around July 1, 2018.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search, Carrie Dunham-LaGree, at

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September 15, 2017
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