Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Public Services and Assistant Professor (997984)

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10490801 Wichita State University Full-Time DOE Wichita, KS 10/24/2017
Summary of Responsibilities • As a member of the University Libraries leadership team, works with the Dean and other members to envision and promote dynamic and innovative services, collections, spaces, and events that support the University’s and University Libraries’ strategic goals. • Leads Public Services division composed of 7 librarians, 11 support staff, 2 FTE graduate students, and approximately 11 FTE student assistants. Direct reports include 7 librarians and 3 support staff. Functional units include: Access Services (Circulation, Reserves, ILL, and Collections Maintenance), Research and Instructional Services, Government Documents, McKinley Chemistry Library, the Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. • Leads and oversees strategic planning and project management of University Libraries public programs and services • Leads and oversees a program of continuous quality improvement through effective assessment programs and through the application of innovative technologies, policies, and services. • Takes a leadership role in developing strong partnerships with academic units and co-curricular programs. Articulates a positive image of University Libraries and its public services across campus and to community constituents. • Collaborates with peers within the library and across campus to foster student success. • Serves on University Libraries and WSU committees as appropriate • Provides guidance to Public Services faculty and staff on changing work roles, and encourages professional development and training opportunities • Prepares reports, correspondence, and data analysis for the Dean of University Libraries, collections, and operations • Conducts research and participates in professional services activities at a level that would merit tenure and promotion • Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Education •Master’s (MLS, MLIS, or equivalent) from an American Library Association accredited program Minimum Experience •At least five years of recent progressively more responsible experience in academic librarianship, public services, and/or a closely-related field as determined relevant by the agency •Documented leadership and supervisory experience Knowledge, skills and abilities •Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others •Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional public service •Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends and issues in higher education and the opportunities for and impact on library services •Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends and issues in information and media literacies, liaison services, and research services •Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills •Skills in the development, implementation, and management of assessment, program, and policy initiatives •Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize activities and responsibilities •Ability to work effectively and creatively •Ability to anticipate, adapt, and respond to changing needs and priorities in a user-centered, technology focused, and rapidly evolving library and university setting. •Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches •Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarship and professional development at a level that would merit tenure and promotion Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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This position will be open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by November 3, 2017. Presentation required for applicants invited for an on-campus interview. Please submit CV and cover letter addressing how your experience matches the position.
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