Job Description

HSLIC Executive Director

Posting Numberreq11667
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentHS Library and Informatics Ctr (483A)
Academic LocationHealth Sciences Library and Informatics Ctr
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) invites applications for the Executive Director of the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC). We are looking for a highly motivated person to provide leadership and direct the operation of the library’s programs and services. The Executive Director will:

  • Lead approximately 26 personnel to develop and execute the library’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with UNM HSC leadership and other stakeholders to identify and meet information service needs.
  • Manage the development of frontline public services to advance the success of UNM HSC students.
  • Oversee the development of innovative programs and services for the community, continuing the HSLIC’s legacy as the state’s only publicly accessible health sciences library.
  • Ensure the library has the overall environment and resources to recruit and retain highly qualified information professionals.
  • Report to the Executive Vice Chancellor of the UNM HSC and serve as a member of the UNM HSC’s Leadership Council.

Appointment is posted as an open rank position, to be determined based on qualifications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Articulating long-term vision and goals for all library programs and services to align with the HSC’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Directing operations, including leading HSLIC personnel in developing policies, standards, procedures, and measures of quality and effectiveness for programs and services.
  • Establishing professional relationships, developing partnerships, collaborating and communicating both internally within UNM and externally with various organizations and constituencies.
  • Identifying diversified funding strategies to develop and mobilize resources for programs and services.
  • Leading human resources development, promoting a positive, diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Planning, overseeing and managing library facilities to create effective library and learning spaces, using data to improve usability and accessibility.
  • Mentoring and promoting HSLIC faculty development.
  • Engaging in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on HSLIC and the UNM HSC.

Institutional Information:

The UNM HSC has a national and international reputation for integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives, which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico's urban and rural populations ( Located in Albuquerque, HSLIC serves the UNM College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Population Health, School of Medicine including its Health Professions programs, a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and two teaching hospitals. HSLIC also serves the state’s health-information needs, including those of its 22 Native nations. UNM is New Mexico’s flagship research intensive university with a student population of over 26,000. A leadership profile for this position can be found at

New Mexico offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and skiing. The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas.



  • Graduate Library/Information Science Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Ten years of experience in an academic library, at least five of which are in the health sciences.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in an academic library management role.
  • Applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.


  1. EdD, PhD or equivalent degree.
  2. Demonstrated communication, negotiation, listening, and collaboration skills.
  3. Evidence of effective organizational leadership and knowledge of all aspects of library operations.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to supporting student success and engagement.
  5. Experience developing effective advocacy, marketing, and communication strategies.
  6. Proven commitment to promoting diversity and creating an equitable workplace, including experience recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff.
  7. Experience overseeing library budgets, resource allocation and fund development in an academic setting.
  8. A record of direct teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities.
  9. Experience with leading quality improvement processes and strategic planning.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants must provide: (1) A cover letter addressing each minimum and preferred qualifications, including years of experience when appropriate, (2) A complete C.V., (3) A professional writing sample, and (4) Contact information for at least 3 professional references

Applicants will be informed prior to contacting references. Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

For further information, please contact Sally Bowler-Hill at (505) 272-0691,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/31/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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