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Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Public Services and Assistant Professor

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This position will be open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by January 8, 2018. Presentation required for applicants invited for an on-campus interview. Please submit CV and cover letter addressing how your experience matches the position. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 17-00288-UP/FA Post
Position Title Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Public Services and Assistant Professor
Position Number 997984
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

• As a member of the University Libraries leadership team, works with the Dean and other members to envision and promote dynamic and innovative services, collections, spaces, and events that support the University’s and University Libraries’ strategic goals.
• Leads Public Services division composed of 7 librarians, 11 support staff, 2 FTE graduate students, and approximately 11 FTE student assistants. Direct reports include 7 librarians and 3 support staff. Functional units include: Access Services (Circulation, Reserves, ILL, and Collections Maintenance), Research and Instructional Services, Government Documents, McKinley Chemistry Library, the Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
• Leads and oversees strategic planning and project management of University Libraries public programs and services
• Leads and oversees a program of continuous quality improvement through effective assessment programs and through the application of innovative technologies, policies, and services.
• Takes a leadership role in developing strong partnerships with academic units and co-curricular programs. Articulates a positive image of University Libraries and its public services across campus and to community constituents.
• Collaborates with peers within the library and across campus to foster student success.
• Serves on University Libraries and WSU committees as appropriate
• Provides guidance to Public Services faculty and staff on changing work roles, and encourages professional development and training opportunities
• Prepares reports, correspondence, and data analysis for the Dean of University Libraries, collections, and operations
• Conducts research and participates in professional services activities at a level that would merit tenure and promotion
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education
  • Master’s (MLS, MLIS, or equivalent) from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum Experience
  • At least five years of recent progressively more responsible experience in academic librarianship, public services, and/or a closely-related field as determined relevant by the agency
  • Documented leadership and supervisory experience
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional public service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends and issues in higher education and the opportunities for and impact on library services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends and issues in information and media literacies, liaison services, and research services
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Skills in the development, implementation, and management of assessment, program, and policy initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize activities and responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively
  • Ability to anticipate, adapt, and respond to changing needs and priorities in a user-centered, technology focused, and rapidly evolving library and university setting.
  • Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarship and professional development at a level that would merit tenure and promotion
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Additional Information

This is a tenure eligible appointment with rank. The successful candidate will be hired with probationary status and be expected to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion outlined in University Libraries Tenure and Promotion Document and Faculty Handbook.

Location WSU Main Campus

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
  • PhD, professional doctorate, second subject master degree, or post graduate education.
Preferred Experience
  • Eight or more years of recent library experience in academic libraries public service areas
  • Experience in budgeting and personnel planning
  • Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communications
  • Record of scholarly and service activities
  • Experience with technologies and software that support library services, administrative, creative, assessment, and promotional activities
Regular Hours of Work Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, evenings and weekends as required.
Environmental Factors

Normal office hazards. Dust associated with libraries

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

• As a member of the University Libraries leadership team, works with the Dean and other members to envision and promote dynamic and innovative services, collections, spaces, and events that support the University’s and University Libraries’ strategic goals.
• Leads Public Services division composed of 7 librarians, 11 support staff, 2 FTE graduate students, and approximately 11 FTE student assistants. Direct reports include 7 librarians and 3 support staff. Functional units include: Access Services (Circulation, Reserves, ILL, and Collections Maintenance), Research and Instructional Services, Government Documents, McKinley Chemistry Library, the Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
• Leads and oversees strategic planning and project management of University Libraries public programs and services
• Leads and oversees a program of continuous quality improvement through effective assessment programs and through the application of innovative technologies, policies, and services.
• Takes a leadership role in developing strong partnerships with academic units and co-curricular programs. Articulates a positive image of University Libraries and its public services across campus and to community constituents.
• Collaborates with peers within the library and across campus to foster student success.
• Serves on University Libraries and WSU committees as appropriate
• Provides guidance to Public Services faculty and staff on changing work roles, and encourages professional development and training opportunities
• Prepares reports, correspondence, and data analysis for the Dean of University Libraries, collections, and operations
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 80
Responsibility / Duty

• Conducts research activities at a level that would merit tenure and promotion
• Participates in professional service at a level that would merit tenure and promotion

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Handling/Feeling
Frequency Daily
Activity Hearing
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Activity Repetitive Movement
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Activity Sitting
Frequency Daily
Activity Squatting
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Activity Standing
Frequency Daily
Activity Vision - Color
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Activity Vision - Peripheral
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Activity Vision - Straight Ahead
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Activity Visual Acuity - Far
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Activity Visual Acuity - Near
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Activity Vocal Ability
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Activity Walking
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Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Lifting
Frequency Daily
Weight

30

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
Explain Physical Job Requirements

Requisition

Requisition Details

Department

University Libraries

Posting date 10/05/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Proposed Start Date 01/08/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be open until filled. However, priority consideration will be
given to those who complete the application process by January 8, 2018.
Presentation required for applicants invited for an on-campus interview.
Please submit CV and cover letter addressing how your experience matches
the position.

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.
All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Liberal Arts & Science publication or website
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    • CareerBuilder.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Kansasworks.com
    • Community Voice
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Wichita Eagle
    • WSU Employee
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    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents