Education/Library Science (VPAA 2012/13-10)
California State University - San Diego, CA

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Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
VPAA 2012/13-10

Position Opening: Associate Dean, Library and Information Access. Start date June 1, 2013; negotiable.
San Diego State University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean, Library and Information Access, to provide leadership and shape dynamic, multifaceted services in support of the campus academic enterprise, including curriculum development and support, user interface development, research services, and evaluation of the outcomes and quality of library services. The AD reports to the Dean and is a member of the Library's management team, collaborating closely with the Library's other managers to develop and deliver innovative and excellent services and resources in support of campus goals and priorities.

The responsibilities and functions of the Associate Dean are likely to evolve significantly over the course of the next years as the Library restructures for the changing needs of the SDSU community. The AD position works closely with the Dean to lead the Library’s strategic planning efforts and coordinate proposals for grants. This position oversees library instruction and information literacy, outreach, collection development and management, including the library liaison program, and research support. This position works closely with library faculty and academic departments to establish a vision for assessing and developing electronic and print resources to support the teaching and research aspirations of the University.

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited master’s degree or equivalent international degree; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic or research library or comparable experience; will have demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and oversee complex projects in a team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the goals of the university and department; experience managing, analyzing, and realigning library collections allocations with institutional priorities; demonstrated ability to engage librarians and staff in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services; and ability to manage in a collective bargaining environment. The candidate will have a commitment to building strong relationships between the library and academic departments, and to using library resources to create vibrant opportunities for student and faculty engagement; demonstrated experience with program evaluation; knowledge of and demonstrated experience integrating information technologies in teaching/learning and research environments; a grasp of current issues and trends in academic libraries; the ability to work successfully with students, faculty, and the research community in a culturally diverse setting; and a record of relevant scholarly and professional activities. This is a full-time, twelve-month management position. Excellent benefits package, including 24 days of annual leave.

Background:
San Diego State University, founded in 1897, is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. SDSU, classified as a high research university by the Carnegie Foundation, enrolls over 34,000 diverse students, offers 151 Degree Programs, and is in the top 25 of institutions sending students abroad. In the last six years, SDSU has led the nation in the improvement of graduation rates and has closed the achievement gap to less than 3%. The campus is located in the City of San Diego, a vibrant, widely diverse city of over 1.2 million people, that offers exciting opportunities based on its emerging biotechnology and telecommunications community, its proximity to the border, and extensive opportunities for recreation, tourism, education, and business make San Diego a highly desirable place to live, work, and play.

Applications will be reviewed by a search committee beginning on March 15, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date: June 1, 2013, negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience and service.
Letters of Application, vitae, and nominations should be submitted to Chair, Search Committee, Associate Dean, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-8050. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, please visit San Diego State University Library and Information Access website at http://library.sdsu.edu/about-library-information-access/employment-opportunities

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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