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Chief Information Officer and Library Director

Beloit College
Beloit, WI
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Jun 29, 2021

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Beloit College invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Library Director.

Responsible for all aspects of the Information Technology, Library, and Event Technology Support functions of the College in the department of Library and Information Technology Services, the position reports to Provost and Dean of the College.


The CIO and Library Director is responsible for the leadership, coordination, planning, and development of technology resources and services to ensure effective and efficient operational support for all enterprise-wide information technology resources in support of the academic and College strategic priorities. The CIO and Library Director provides strategic leadership to a team of approximately 20 information technology and library services professionals and promotes and enables services that support innovation and exploration, inclusion and equity, and balances agile operations with highly reliable, available and secure capabilities.

The CIO and Library Director shall possess a record of innovative and effective ways of working with others, a positive attitude and self-image, and the courage to take risks while working to achieve stated goals. Preferred candidates must have high professional aspirations and be willing to support professional aspirations of the staff. The CIO and Library Director shall be capable of representing the College in regional and national settings and possess an enthusiasm for higher education in a residential liberal arts setting.


A Master’s degree is required in computer science, technology, instructional technology, information or management sciences or appropriate discipline along with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible leadership experience. Demonstrated record of working on issues related to information technology and an academic library within a relevant institutional setting in a complex academic environment. Experience managing budgets and supervising and managing highly skilled staff in a collegial environment. Experience with large, complex enterprise systems that support administrative computing, teaching, learning, and research is strongly preferred.


Beloit College ( is a private, selective undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1846 with a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1100, and nestled on a 55-acre, New England-style campus situated on river bluffs and surrounded by ancient Native American burial grounds. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, the value of liberal arts for career-readiness, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Beloit aspires to be an antiracist institution and is committed to a Becoming Better roadmap that will strengthen equity and inclusion for the entire campus community. On campus, students have many opportunities to get involved in activities, with more than 60 student-run clubs and organizations and six fraternities and sororities. Beloit College competes in the Division III Midwest Conference and has 19 intercollegiate varsity teams. Intramural, club and varsity sports are very popular at Beloit with about 70% of students taking part in athletics. Nearly all students live on campus during their entire college career, though about half of all Beloit students study abroad in places such as Brazil, China, Germany and many other countries. Although the campus is located in the Midwest, Beloit has a long and distinct tradition of international education. Approximately 16% of the students are from countries outside the United States.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, the city of Beloit is located on the southern border of Wisconsin adjacent to northern Illinois. With nearly 40,000 residents, it’s a vibrant community that has changed and redefined itself. Beloit’s cost of living is 26.5% below the national average with a median home price of $91,400. Beloit is home to hundreds of businesses ranging from global companies to independent restaurants and markets.


Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Beloit College seeks to accommodate all people with varying abilities. If you receive a request for an interview and require auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for the interview, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Posting Date03/26/2021Closing DateUntil filledOfficeProvost How to Apply

Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae or resume. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Harris Search Associates is assisting Beloit College for this search. Please send an application to the email address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 614-798-8500

Cell: 614-354-2100


Working at Beloit College

Beloit College was founded in 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, and its first-year initiatives and international education programs.

The Beloit College community is diverse and noted for its passionate engagement with ideas and the world. Its 1200 students are from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, and more than 40 nations. Twenty percent of its students are non-Caucasian; ten percent come from countries other than the United States. No more than ten percent of a graduating class is represented in any one of Beloit's majors.

98% of Beloit's 103 full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Teaching is the faculty's highest priority but all professors are active scholars and artists. Many are leaders in educational reform. Professors serve as mentors, guides, and partners on research projects and academic work. A strong tradition of student-teacher collaboration contributes to the college's lively intellectual community.

Beloit offers more than fifty majors, more than thirty minors, and a number of dual-degree and pre-professional programs. A flexible curriculum, grounded in rigorous study encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with peers and professors. Coursework is interdisciplinary, experiential, and global in scope. The average class size is 15 students; Beloit's student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Beloit's wooded forty-acre campus includes twenty-eight buildings in a range of architectural styles; four buildings are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The campus is marked by winding pathways, expansive lawns, displays of public art, and ancient Indian mounds.

The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, the Wright Museum or Art, a state of the art performing arts complex and research labs equipped with advanced technology. Beloit offers more than thirty international programs, dozens of domestic study programs, and hundreds of internships and field study programs.


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