Library Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Outreach

Job description

Job Title: Library Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Outreach
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226565
About Us The Georgia Institute of Technology is a top-ranked, public research university established by the State of Georgia in Atlanta in 1885 and committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its excellent students and faculty, collaborations, and technology resources, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Georgia Tech Library is a member of the University System of Georgia library consortia, Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The Library is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and has a deeply engaged Library Diversity Council to lead our efforts to ensure and maintain a positive, diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. The Georgia Tech Library team works to fulfill the mission and vision of Georgia Tech and is committed to supporting the Institute’s new Strategic Plan.

Job Summary The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Outreach is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for advising the dean on matters related to instruction, subject librarian and archivist outreach activities, academic campus partnerships, library services, and faculty development. The Associate Dean is also responsible for ensuring the effective and strategic administration of the instruction program, public programming, assessment program, academic outreach activities, archives, special collections, records management, research data management, and digital/data curation services and ensuring that all initiatives meet the standard of excellence and are supported in pursuit of the strategic mission, vision, and goals of the Library and Georgia Tech.

Specific responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach include, but are not limited to:

    Oversee subject librarian/archivist outreach, instruction, public programming, assessment, Patent & Trademark, and Government Information programs and services; Provide leadership of Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach and Archives, Special Collections, Records Management & Digital/Data Curation Services;Oversee Library academic services including: Data Visualization Lab, retroTECH computing, Innovation & Ideation Studio, Scholars Event Network, Digital Scholarship Commons, Teaching & Learning Studio, Faculty Research Zone, Dissertation Defense room, collaboration rooms, and other academic spaces and services; Lead initiatives related to faculty and staff growth and development including faculty promotion processes, mentorship and coaching, and professional development opportunities; Liaise, collaborate, and coordinate with various campus offices on matters related to the Library, instruction, curriculum, library faculty expertise, and academic campus partnerships Advocate for and assist service owners with the development, implementation, delivery, assessment, and continuous improvement of services; Lead collaborative efforts across the Library and Georgia Tech to develop and grow services, address issues, and support the Library as the heart of Georgia Tech’s scholarly community; Advise and counsel the Dean, faculty, staff, and students, as appropriate; Develop and implement strategic initiatives that support the vision and mission of the Library and Georgia Tech; Represent the Library and/or Dean at Institute and professional meetings and on committees on and off campus, as appropriate; Supervise both faculty and staff, as assigned and approved by Faculty Affairs and/or GTHR; Demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the Library and Georgia Tech communities and to collaborations on and off campus; Commitment to creating a positive, equitable, diverse, and ethical workplace culture where the contributions and development of all people are valued; andFulfill other duties as assigned.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the Library and Georgia Tech communities and an ability to collaborate on and off campus. The ideal candidate should have a strong record of project development and management, a successful history of managing people, and evidence of success in an administrative leadership role. The ideal candidate will be familiar with issues related to academic affairs, research libraries, archives, and community engagement and have the ability to navigate complex situations and personalities. The successful candidate will be expected to have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to work hard to achieve excellence for the Library, demonstrated strong leadership skills, and a commitment to creating a positive and ethical workplace culture. The successful candidate should have the education, experience, and dossier to support an appointment to a Librarian/Archivist III or above.

Faculty Status

Depending on qualifications the position will be appointed as a librarian or archivist and is subject to a review and promotion process. The incumbent will have an effort distribution of 50% administration, 30% in Librarianship/Archivist duties, 10% scholarship and/or creative endeavors, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Required Qualifications
    A terminal degree in a discipline related to the position or a Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Depending on the qualifications, faculty appointment will be appointed as a librarian or archivist, which at Georgia Tech is a non-tenure track member of the academic faculty.A minimum of 10 years related library or higher education experience that includes a deep understanding of Libraries, Archives, and academic affairs. Demonstrated effective leadership of teams, projects, and processesProfessional service, professional activity, and contributions to research and scholarship sufficient for appointment at the rank of Librarian/Archivist III or higherDemonstrated ability to lead and develop a diverse staff, foster collegiality, encourage change and innovation and engage people in the collaborative planning and delivery of people-centered, value-based, and data-driven services. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and oral communications skills
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent public service

Preferred Qualifications
    Professional Librarian/Archivist experience in an academic library in a research institutionDemonstrated success writing and obtaining grantsExperience developing and delivering instruction and/or trainingAbility to facilitate conversations with individual and groups of diverse stakeholders
Required Documents to Attach Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Apply Before Date

While applications and nominations will be received until the Associate Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials on or before May 25, 2021 to assure consideration. A background check must be completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time