Detailed Description: The University of San Diego's Copley Library seeks an energetic, politically savvy, entrepreneurial-style candidate to serve as the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Diversity. This position reports to the dean and serves as a member of the library's senior management team. This new 12-month tenure-track faculty position serves on-site in Copley Library.
The Assistant Dean for Student Success and Diversity will be deeply engaged in all areas dealing with traditional and non-traditional undergraduate student success, including Associated Student Government, first-year students, transfer students, first-generation college students, and sororities and fraternities. They will have experience working with faculty to grow an open education resources (OER) program. The Assistant Dean will assist library faculty and staff in collaborating on issues related to diversity and student success. The Assistant Dean for Student Success and Diversity will liaise with offices in the library and university that deal with diversity, equity, and inclusion matters and affinity groups, such as the Black Student Resource Center, the Asian Students Association, the Diverse Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the Veterans Center, and student support programs, such as Student Support Services and Summer Bridge, TRIO McNair, and Ole Weekend-New Student Orientation.
The candidate will have strong instruction and workshop skills and experience as a liaison librarian will be helpful. This is a highly collaborative position that requires the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Diversity to work with library colleagues, students, faculty, and administrators. This inaugural position provides the opportunity for a candidate to shape the job and to create new campus partnerships and services along with strengthening existing ones. The Assistant Dean must meet reappointment, tenure, and promotion criteria. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The job applicant should address the following required and desired qualifications in their cover letter.
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS is required
Minimum three years experience with at least two years in an academic or research library
Enjoy advocating for and working with students
Experience in open education resources, outreach, student success, diversity or related areas
Strong commitment to service excellence in working with students, administrators, faculty, and library colleagues
Strong information literacy instruction and presentation skills; maintains currency in pedagogical practices/strategies and emerging technologies
Demonstrate experience promoting and growing the Librarys OER and textbook affordability programs; knowledge of copyright and scholarly communication trends
Collaborate with partners within academic programs, students services, Admissions, Career Services, and Athletics to support student success
Ability to develops strategies to infuse diversity through the librarys workforce, services, collections, and spaces
Ability to work some evenings, to conduct instruction sessions, or to attend meetings and events
Experience supporting undergraduates from underrepresented communities, such as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Ability to serve as the Center for Inclusion and Diversitys liaison librarian
Approach work from an equity and inclusion perspective in instruction and outreach
Ability to serve on university committees that focus on students, diversity, and OER and textbook affordability
Advance the Librarys program by serving on library committees and task forces
Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and contribute effectively to the senior management team
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Record of active membership in professional associations and scholarship (presentations and publications) to meet reappointment, tenure, and promotion criteria
A second advanced degree in a related field
A developed research agenda
Experience working with faculty
Liaison librarian experience
Awareness of accessibility issues
Experience multi-tasking and managing projects
Capable of adapting to change
Understands accountability and the need to assess programs and progress
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits
Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
Retirement plan 403(b) (immediately vested)
24 paid vacation days as well as holidays
Tuition Remission available to you, your spouse, or a dependent
Rent assistance for the first year
Faculty home buying program
Moving expenses covered (up to $5,000)
Access to Faculty Research Grant funds
One day per week devoted to research
One day per week work remotely
New faculty orientation stipend
Access to wellness resources, including on-campus fitness centers
Special Application Instructions Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. Please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials).
Letter of application
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references (colleagues, liaison faculty, and previous supervisors)
Deadline: Formal review of application will begin October 24, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate can begin work immediately.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, (619) 260-2370, [email protected] If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]
Additional Details: Special Conditions of Employment:
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Princeton Review ranked the University of San Diego #1 most beautiful college campus in the nation. Student enrollment 9,041 undergraduate, paralegal, graduate and law students. The university is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.