November 16, 2011
Opening: Associate Dean for Information Services, Wake Forest Univ. School of Law
The Position: Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Information Services. The Associate Dean for Information Services oversees the library and information technology services that support the academic, research, and technological needs of the Wake Forest University School of Law community. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law, who is committed to building and supporting an active and responsive twenty-first century law library.
The Associate Dean for Information Services will be responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, and goal-setting initiatives that will transform the library into an innovative information commons consistent with the teaching, technological and scholarly demands of a dynamic research institution. The Associate Dean will lead a library and information technology staff with a customer-centered approach and will work with all law school constituencies to support the teaching, scholarship, and service goals of the law school. In addition, the Associate Dean for Information Services may be involved in all aspects of law school life, including the possibility of teaching research classes, serving on committees, conducting research and/or writing scholarly publications.
Qualifications: A law degree and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from accredited programs are required. The position requires a creative and experienced administrator with a record of accomplishment, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to conceive, articulate, and implement a vision for the future of library resources and services.A successful candidate will have managerial experience, and demonstrate the ability to provide supportive leadership for the library and information technology staff. In addition, an intellectual curiosity and familiarity with new educational technologies is essential for this position. The Associate Dean for Information Services should have knowledge of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies, and their application to libraries and academic environments.
Salary and Benefits: Salary for the position will be nationally competitive commensurate with ability and experience. A generous benefits package is also included. While the position is an administrative appointment, faculty will have input in the hiring process, and the position includes a term faculty appointment that is also commensurate with background and experience.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references by mail or email to: Professor Margaret Taylor, Wake Forest University School of Law, P.O. Box 7206, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206, email: taylormh(at)wfu.edu. The deadline for new applications is December 12, 2011.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status.