January 19, 2011
Opening: Assistant/Associate Dean, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt Univ.
Description: The Vanderbilt Law School and the Vanderbilt University Libraries seek applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library. The Assistant/Associate Dean for the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library is responsible for the planning and overall administration of all operations, programs, and services of the law library, including long range planning, budget services, collection development, coordinating legal research instruction with the Director of Legal Research & Writing, teaching an advanced legal research course, external partnerships and collaboration, and library facilities maintenance. The Assistant/Associate Dean works in conjunction with the Faculty and Dean of the Law School and the Dean of Libraries and manages a staff of five professional law librarians and nine paraprofessional staff members. The Law Library has a budget of $2.6 million. The Assistant/Associate Dean is a full-time member of the law faculty and a Vanderbilt Libraries Dean’s Group member.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold both a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program and have substantial experience in academic law library administration. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding knowledge of research, teaching and educational needs of a diverse faculty and student body, possess a strong service orientation, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and a proven record of creative work and leadership.
Environment: For more information about Vanderbilt Law School vist the website. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University has a staff of over 200, an annual budget exceeding $23 million, over 3.4 million volumes, 3 million microforms, and 55,000 serials, of which some 47,000 are available electronically. The Heard Library includes nine libraries, the campus learning management system and Vanderbilt Television News Archives.
The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and other organizations, as well. Vanderbilt University is ranked as one of the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News, with several programs and disciplines ranking in the top 10. For more, view the vitual tour.
Compensation: This position is an administrative appointment that is accompanied by a term faculty appointment, subject to law faculty approval. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, including tuition benefits and several retirement plan options, including TIAA/CREF.
Applications: Applications should include a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae and a list of confidential references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the new person has been selected. Vanderbilt is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Expressions of interest from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Send a cover letter, vita, and list of references to:
Professor Mark Brandon
Search Committee Chair
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
All materials and expressions of interest will be treated confidentially.