Essential Functions: Wayne State University is seeking an Associate Dean of University Libraries, a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership and administrative skills and a strong commitment to collaboration, innovation and service. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean of the University Library System and other administrators and staff define, articulate, plan and promote all areas of the Wayne State University Library System (WSULS). Reporting to the Dean of the University Library System, the Associate Dean will work closely with all academic and administrative units of the University Libraries to advance a forward-thinking vision for the WSULS and to promote its role as a central campus partner in the teaching, learning and research enterprise.The PositionThe Associate Dean is a primary administrator with responsibilities over three major administrative areas: (1) four primary libraries, including the Arthur Neef Law Library, the Shiffman Medical Library, the Undergraduate Library, and the Purdy/Kresge Library; (2) the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, an internationally recognized archive; and (3) the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), one of the nation's most progressive multi-type library systems.The Associate Dean is one of two associate deans in the system and provides leadership to advance the overall educational and research mission of WSU through the direction of a central staff, which provides administrative support to administrative units. The Associate Dean shall contribute to and positively influence the upward trajectory of the University Library System's presence and participation in local, regional, national and international communities.The Associate Dean's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:partnering with deans, faculty, students and staff in developing and administering library and archive resources and services;collaborating with scholars and researchers both within and outside of the university;working with a budget of more than $20 million while developing innovative improvements to the fiscal resource base;working with the campus community to engage in the innovative use of physical library and archive facilities and maintaining these facilities for the use of all members of the campus community;partnering with staff to provide a collaborative, innovative environment while providing professional development opportunities for all; andin partnership with the Dean of University Libraries and University Development and Alumni Affairs, supporting philanthropic activity.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will exhibit most or all of the following qualifications and characteristics:A graduate master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or the equivalent.Ability to develop strategic partnerships and articulate a shared vision for the service, discovery and digital collections divisions.Ability to foster a highly collaborative and integrated team-centric work environment that takes advantage of shared governance, and to develop staff excellence with represented units at all levels of the organization.Proven leadership with library services, organizational/process improvement, and evaluation focused on exceptional Student, Faculty and Community experiences.Demonstrated experience with ongoing initiatives to advance open-access mandates, including ongoing work with open access publishing, open textbooks and copyright.Working knowledge of library technology infrastructures.Collaborative attitude toward advancing transformative scholarly work in the institutional repository with a focus on open access and the international dissemination of the research findings.Potential to integrate, include and promote the Library System's four visionary pillars: Student Success, Community Engagement, Scholarship, and Organization and Culture.Ability to represent the library administration with key issues related to campus strategic directions, and support library-wide efforts in supporting library strategic goals.Commitment to the mission of an urban university and to the promotion of diversity and multiculturalism among faculty, staff and students.Knowledge of higher education trends and a vision of educating future information professionals in an evolving marketplace, including collaborations with other disciplines.Established commitment to open decision making and a consultative management style.Ability to advance the university's 2016-21 strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State University, and support efforts toward completion of the university's $750 million capital campaign goal, including $187.5 million in new endowment fundsExperience with grant writing.
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About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.