Department Description: The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, located on the west end of the campus, currently houses over 350,000 print volumes, 100,000 ejournals, 1,000 print subscriptions, 200 databases, and 425,000 ebooks in many languages.
Detailed Description: 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.
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: 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.