Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives
Company: University of Arkansas
Posted on: March 26, 2020
SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries as a member of the as University
of Arkansas Libraries senior administrative team, the Associate
Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives leads the Libraries
programs that support discovery, preservation, and access to
content and collections. The initial portfolio of responsibilities
includes oversight for technical services, research data
management, scholarly communication, the integrated library system
and other enterprise systems, desktop support, management of the
library website, and digitization. The Associate Dean engages in
Libraries-wide planning and policy development which enhances the
mission and vision of the Libraries and the university and supports
campus initiatives. Collection development efforts are shared
between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning
divisions. This realigned division will include approximately 40 FT
faculty and staff.
The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on
the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the
structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the
libraries and the university. All Associate Deans will take
library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise,
such as assessment, professional development, diversity and
inclusion, and faculty affairs.
The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and
contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of
Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job
performance, scholarship, and service.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION
MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE
DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.
* ALA-accredited master s degree or a master s degree in a relevant
* Substantial relevant experience related to content or digital
initiatives areas in an academic, research, or special library
* Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse
faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as
a faculty member at the University of Arkansas
* Sufficient performance, scholarship, and service to be
recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate
Librarian or Librarian rank
DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY
* At least five years of progressively responsible management
experience in a library or university setting
* A strong record of scholarship
* Demonstrable leadership experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)
* Exemplary interpersonal skills and communications skills
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION
The following physical activities are associated with the position
and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All
individuals are encouraged to apply.
* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
* Repetitive motion
Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an
activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading;
and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse
environmental conditions (such as in typical office or
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN
THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE
UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
Fayetteville Campus - Mullins Library, Dean's Office
$110,000 - $120,000
TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus
community. We conduct background checks for applicants being
considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal
background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain
positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check,
a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening.
Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal
conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial
history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the
absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.
Background check information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
Posting Detail Information
FUTURE OPEN DATE
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
ANTICIPATED START DATE
ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)
RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: (479) 575-4769
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s
employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed
applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full
When completing your application, please upload the following:
letter of application, r sum , and names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of three current references. For more information, please
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The university welcomes applications without
regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable
federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to
work in the United States on the first day of employment. All
applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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