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Associate Dean for Research & User Services

Company: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES Associate Dean for Research & User Services The University of Alabama seeks an experienced strategic thinkerto join the University Libraries administrative team. The candidatewill report to the Dean of University Libraries and will be amember of the University Libraries Executive Committee. Theideal candidate will be an innovative leader with a sense ofevolving trends in research libraries, particularly in instruction,library liaison programs, access services, collections managementand use, outreach efforts, and user services in general. Developing opportunities to create and promote student success andsupport faculty teaching and research are vital components of thisposition's leadership. The Associate Dean will work closelywith librarians to facilitate a shared vision and commitment to thestrategic plan for the University Libraries and the Universityof Alabama.-- The Associate Dean will lead and coordinateprogrammatic services for undergraduate and graduate education,instruction, and research support. This position will workcollaboratively with librarians and stakeholders across theinstitution toaddress and support scholarly, research, and teaching needs. The Associate Dean has programmatic, strategic, budgetary,managerial, and operational responsibilities for Gorgas InformationServices, Gorgas Access Services, the Annex, and Branch LibraryServices. The Associate Dean will lead and oversee the UniversityLibraries Liaison program. The incumbent will lead a group ofdedicated faculty and staff that provides excellent services andlearning experiences, provides access to comprehensive scholarlyinformation resources that support curricula and the researchlifecycle, and provide training and technology to supportinnovation and entrepreneurial endeavors. The incumbent will enablea culture of assessment, continuous improvement, andaccountability. The candidate will be open to diverse voices andperspectives in the University Libraries and on campus. Theincumbent will evaluate and hire faculty and staff in the assignedareas.-- REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from anALA-accredited institution. At least 5 years of significant management experience in anacademic library or related academic setting. Demonstrated progression of increased responsibility andrelevant professional work experience. Strong leadership skills, including the ability to leadcollaborative organizational change and inspire innovation. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated engagement in areas associated with the jobportfolio. Experience in personnel development and management. Experience with various levels of outreach for students andfaculty. Demonstrated experience with strategic planning. Strong commitment to user experience and instruction.Understanding of teaching and learning practices in highereducation. Experience with development and management of collections andresources. Experience with Integrated Library Systems modules. Experience with reporting tools and generation of high-levelreports. Experience with Interlibrary Loan software such as RapidILL,ILLIAD, and Reprints Desk. Experience with assessment methods that demonstrate the value oflibraries to the institutional mission, as well as a commitment tocontinuous improvement. Experience with the implementation of emerging trends in highereducation. Experience applying different technologies to support teachingand learning. Evidence working collaboratively and creatively in a leadershiprole. Experience developing library policy, articulating vision, andproviding leadership and direction toward achieving strategicgoals. Strong comfort with creative ambiguity. Evidence of potential for research, peer-reviewed publication,and service to support faculty rank. Evidence of a record of service to the profession to representthe University Libraries at the national level. Commitment to fostering an inclusive, diverse workenvironment. Responsibilities change as the University Libraries continue toevolves -- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral or additional advanced degree. Experience leading and developing complex collaborativeprojects. Experience working in a research library. ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, TheCapstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship publicuniversity and the senior comprehensive doctoral levelinstitution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is rankedin the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA hasgraduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for NationalMerit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winnersamong its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell,UA has launched a strategic planning processthat includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion ofgraduate education. Employer isessential in advancing the educational mission of the University.We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources tofacilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University ofAlabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered andresearch-focused in order to support discovery, learning, andcreativity at The Capstone. The University Libraries maintains memberships in theAssociation of Research Libraries, the Center for ResearchLibraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet,LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, theHathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network ofAlabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, andthe Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldestacademic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents RegionalDepository.-- In this role we serve the academic community andthe public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO betapartner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed athttp://www.libraries.ua.edu---- The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, ametropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderateclimate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative,progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosaprovides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and thebeautiful Gulf Coast. Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass apre-employment background investigation. SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track faculty appointment atthe Associate Professor or Professor rank, depending onqualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate withqualifications and experience. Strong benefits includingprofessional development support and tuition fee waiver. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu ClickSearch Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop downbox. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names,addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of threereferences, including one current supervisor. Position open until filled. Applications received by October 31,2018 are assured of receiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity ofour faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people,including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons,are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding thesearch, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, atmljackson@ua.edu -- The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Dean, Location: Tuscaloosa, AL - 35487

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