THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM AND
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Wayne State University is seeking as dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership and administrative skills and a strong commitment to collaboration, innovation and service to help define, articulate, plan and promote all areas of the Wayne State University Library System (WSULS). Reporting to the provost, the dean will work closely with all academic and administrative units of the university to advance a forward-thinking vision for the WSULS and SLIS and to promote their role as valued campus partners in the teaching, learning and research enterprise.
During a time of rapid change and innovation, the WSULS and SLIS are well positioned to elevate their national reputation of demonstrated outstanding research, teaching and learning. Wayne State University seeks a dean who will energetically continue this upward trajectory by building on strengths to increase the presence and participation of WSULS and SLIS in local, regional, national and international communities.
University Libraries and Archives: Partner with deans, faculty, students and staff in developing and administering library and archive resources and services; collaborate with scholars and researchers both within and outside of the university; manage a budget of over $25 million while working to develop innovative ways to improve the fiscal resource base; work with campus community to engage in the innovative use of physical library and archive facilities; maintain these facilities in the best way possible for the use of all members of the campus community; partner with staff to provide a collaborative, innovative environment while providing professional development opportunities for all; work with campus partners, enhance faculty teaching and student learning experiences through the creative and innovative application of classroom technology; partner with University Development and Alumni Affairs to engage in philanthropic activity to increase the level of funding raised through philanthropy.
School of Library and Information Science: Collaborate with the associate dean of SLIS and faculty to support an innovative curriculum while enhancing the online master’s program and enrollment management functions, including recruitment; support the development of new degree programming; support the professional growth and advancement of tenured, tenure track, and adjunct faculty and academic staff; oversee the $2.5 million SLIS budget; partner with faculty to increase the number of research awards and grants in SLIS; work with SLIS stakeholders to maintain ALA accreditation.
University Library System: The Wayne State University Library System consists of the university’s five libraries (The David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Purdy/Kresge Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library and its Learning Resource Center at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs), the School of Library and Information Science, and the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET). For more information, please visit library.wayne.edu.
Application Procedure: Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations for the position should be sent by email to Jerry Herron, Search Chair, at SLISDean2017@wayne.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2017. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to Jerry Herron, Search Chair, by email at SLISDean2017@wayne.edu.
Applications for the position must be submitted via the university’s online application system. Please visit jobs.wayne.edu to view the complete job posting and submit an online application. Refer to posting # 042596. Applications should include a cover letter and CV.