Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24503
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: University Library


Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship supports the San Jose State University Library's mission and goals by providing high-level leadership in developing and enhancing library operations. The Associate Dean must work successfully with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators to articulate and implement the Library's mission, vision, and philosophy. The Associate Dean exhibits solid management skills, effectiveness in resource management, and the ability to build partnerships within the University, throughout the California State University system and with the San Jose Public Library community. The Associate Dean exhibits a clear understanding of California and national trends in education, with emphasis on management of library service operations and library collections.

The Associate Dean serves on the Dean's Senior Management Team and serves as Administrator in Charge in the Dean's absence. The Associate Dean works with the Dean, the Associate Dean of Technology and Information Services, and the Library's Director of Operations & Administrative Services, and supervises the Library Faculty Group, Research Services, Collection Development, Interlibrary Loan Services, Information Literacy & Assessment, Special Collections and Archives, Scholarly Communications, and the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center (AAACNA). The Associate Dean is committed to deeply infusing the value of diversity and inclusive excellence.

The Associate Dean collaborates with the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) to implement a collaborative vision and to effectively offer quality services and resources to both the University and the broader San Jose community. This position works in close partnership with SJPL management to coordinate services and operations within the merged Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (King Library). The Associate Dean manages employees within a collective bargaining environment.

Education and Experience

1) A Master's degree from an ALA accredited library/and or information science program
2) Five years of administrative experience in an academic library
3) Experience supervising professional/faculty ranked librarians
4) Demonstrated experience effectively utilizing office management and library enterprise systems.
5) Demonstrated experience working as part of a diverse team
6) Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
7) Record of scholarly, professional, or creative achievement in the field of library science or higher education
8) Demonstrated experience developing partnerships with external organizations, the community, and campus

Preferred Qualifications

1) PhD
2) Administrative experience in a university library
3) Progressive administrative experience in an academic library
4) Demonstrated ability to successfully lead change
5) Demonstrated ability to do statistical modeling, regression, and prediction
6) Demonstrated knowledge of multiple research methodologies and their application in the assessment of library resources and services

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Demonstrated effectiveness as a manager, negotiator and collaborator.
-Flexibility and ability to lead change.
-Demonstrated commitment to facilitation of the public/university library merger.
-Ability to interpret technical procedures or regulations.
-Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze findings, and draw valid conclusions.
-Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
-Demonstrated experience and ability to move library initiatives to fruition.
-Demonstrated commitment to innovation in academic libraries.
-Ability to lead strategic planning efforts and organizational change, supervising action plans to achieve strategic directions.
-Ability to effectively present information and respond to groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
-Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
-Ability and commitment to successfully collaborate across organizational boundaries and lead self-directed teams of tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track librarians.
-Ability to lead in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment.
-Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Posting Date

March 20, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 30, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

-Curriculum Vita-Prefer PDF
-Letter of Interest-Prefer PDF
-References-Prefer PDF
-Transcript Attachments

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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