Associate Dean for Technology

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Logo Posting Number FAC00224PO18 Advertised Title Associate Dean for Technology Campus Columbia College/Division University Libraries Department LIBR University Libraries Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina Libraries is seeking an innovative, experienced, and successful technology leader for the position of Associate Dean for Technology. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the technology operations of The University of South Carolina Libraries. These duties include planning and executing a strategic vision for library technology that supports the mission and goals of the University of South Carolina. As the administrative head of library technology, the Associate Dean is responsible for the management of all aspects of library computing services, technology infrastructure, Digital Scholarship, Shared Library System Platform and e-resources access, web services and application development.

As a tenure-track faculty position, the Associate Dean for Technology is expected to actively engage in the tenure requirements of the University Libraries.

The Associate Dean is responsible for 15 full-time employees (FTE) in the following areas:
•Library computing services – responsible for the Technology Lounge; pay-for-printing; Carolina Card access; copiers; digital media; security cameras; media production development; and support for over 600 staff and public computers (PCs and Macs).
•Technology infrastructure – responsible for technical infrastructure as it applies to all aspects of library technology, including servers and data storage.
•Digital Scholarship – responsible for supporting the development of new and emerging e-Research services such as data management, data visualization, and data publishing for faculty and students as well as born digital archival processing and digital repositories such as Bepress, CONTENTdm, Islandora, ChronAm, and ArchivesSpace.
•Shared Library Services Platform and e-resource access – responsible for coordinating the Libraries’ transition from III Millennium ILS to participation in a statewide consortial implementation of Ex Libris Alma and Primo; ongoing management of ILS/SLSP, including authentication and proxy access, during and after implementation.
•Web services and application development –responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of University Libraries multiple websites and platforms.

The Associate Dean is also expected to:
•Work with stakeholders (librarians, faculty, students, staff, Division of Information Technology, programmers, public end-users, and vendors) to identify, develop, implement, and assess emerging technology strategies and solutions to ensure that University Libraries meets the changing needs of our users.
•Provide active leadership and direction for the Libraries’ technology units and personnel.
•Develop and communicate goals, objectives, plans and policies for technology projects and initiatives within the library and across campus.
•Maintain a strong cooperative relationship with Library departments/units and other areas of the University concerned with technology policy, planning, and implementation.
•Represent the interests of the University Libraries through participation on relevant campus committees as well as state, national, and international organizations.
•Plan for implementation and configuration of technology in support of library assessment initiatives.

Required Education and Experience

•MLS/MILS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program or a terminal degree in an appropriate field.
•Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience leading library technology personnel in an academic research library.
•Advanced leadership and management skills with the demonstrated ability to bring innovative and complex projects to completion in a timely manner.
•Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and foster productive collaborations with all levels of the organization, University community, and external partners.
•Ability to communicate effectively technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders.
•Demonstrated flexibility and initiative in a changing technological environment.
•Excellent grasp of advanced information technologies and emerging trends in a scholarly research community.
•Understanding of and experience with software development.
•Demonstrated experience representing the interests of the University Libraries through participation on relevant campus committees as well as state, national, and international organizations.
•Demonstrated experience with current issues and best practices in the assessment, development, and application of information technologies in libraries and higher education, including programming, systems administration, systems analysis.
•Demonstrated understanding of security issues and the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to address those issues.
•Demonstrable success with grant submissions and projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional advanced degree. A national reputation for distinguished scholarship and professional accomplishment; strong record of service in an appropriate professional or disciplinary association.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 03/01/2019 Job Open Date 11/07/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Letter of Recommendation 1
    4. Letter of Recommendation 2
    5. Letter of Recommendation 3
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    Posted: 4/17/2019
    Application Due: 5/30/2019
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