Essential Functions: Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean position in theSchool of Information Sciences (SIS). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information Sciences andthe Wayne State University Library System (ULS), this is a unique leadership opportunity for anexperienced, nationally recognized leader to help grow the School and to provide oversight for itsacademic programs. It is also an exciting time at Wayne State University, which is Michigan's premierurban research university located in the Cultural Center and Midtown?the epicenter of Detroit'srenaissance. Wayne State University has a strong urban commitment and has 29,000 full and part-timestudents.The School of Information Sciences (SIS) is home to two master's degrees: a master's in Library andInformation Science (LIS) that is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); and anew master's in Information Management (IM). As a leader in online graduate programs in the country,the School is an exemplar of exceptional online instruction at Wayne State University. Faculty researchand teaching span numerous specialties including: Health Informatics, Data Analytics, Archives,Human Computer Interaction, History of Libraries and Information, School Library Media, PublicLibrary Services to Children and Young Adults, Data Curation and Web Architecture. The School is amember of the iSchools consortium with a large student enrollment of students from 37 states, fourprovinces of Canada among other countries such as Hong Kong and New Zealand. For moreinformation about the School of Information Sciences, please visit our website at http://sis.wayne.eduAlong with the Dean of ULS and the SIS faculty, the successful candidate will lead the School as webuild on existing strengths and create an exciting, sustainable vision for the School's degree programs.The Associate Dean will influence library leadership as a member of the Dean's Leadership Council,build strong working relationships with campus departments, facilitate new collaborations, expand jointprograms with other colleges, and develop entrepreneurial ideas that support services which benefitboth units as well as the university.RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Dean oversees the management of the School, guides its strategicplanning; seeks to enhance and manage its resources; provides leadership in outreach efforts; providesstudent services; fosters excellence in teaching and research; encourages interdisciplinary activities;and teaches one class per year in either fall or winter semesters. As part of overseeing the School'sannual budget, the Associate Dean will operate under a new budget model termed responsibilitycentered management (RCM). The Associate Dean will pursue and encourage innovative use oftechnology in teaching and learning, increase campus-wide support for online teaching.
Qualifications: Based on the expected future directions for the School, the new Associate Deanshould have:Earned doctorate and extensive record of scholarly achievement in LIS/IS or a relatedfield;Demonstrated success in grant writing and generating research funding;Evidence of excellent teaching skills; significant involvement in graduate education withqualifications for tenure at the rank of full or associate professor;Recent administrative experience in an information school, library or informationorganization, preferably at a university level;Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;Ability to advance the School through fundraising;Knowledge of higher education trends;An appreciation for the service role of an urban institution;Experience teaching in an online environment;A demonstrated commitment to diversity and diversifying the faculty and the studentbody within the information professions;Have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative ways to generate resources tosupport vision implementation through entrepreneurship and; Have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, working inteams, and ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.
Internal Number: 76_206103
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.