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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting--Assistant Dean for Research & Instruction Services--Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Assistant Dean for Research & Instruction Services

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Research & Instruction Services. This is a 12-month, full-time, administrative  position.


Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community.  The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individual with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.

Position Overview:  Reporting to the Dean of the Library and serving as a member of the Dean’s administrative team, the Assistant Dean for Research & Instruction Services helps lead the library to plan, budget and operate in alignment with library and university core values, mission and vision statements. This senior library management position oversees and coordinates the research and teaching support functions and the user engagement and user experience-related operations of the library including: circulation and reserves; information literacy/instruction; information/learning commons; marketing, outreach and promotion; research consultation; scholarly communication; and overall Web presence.

Within functional areas of responsibility, this position is also responsible for data collection and analysis to facilitate effective decisions; assessment; personnel administration and supervision; formulation and implementation of policies, procedures and workflows; and coordinating training and professional development. The incumbent collaborates closely with the Assistant Dean for Collections & Access Services to ensure that the library’s teams work together effectively. This position also works with the liaison librarians, staff and dean to keep the library connected with and responsive to Ferris users and the larger academic library community.

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