Associate Director of Reese Library and Associate Professor

Organization: 
Augusta University, University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus
Location (City, State): 
Augusta GA
Description: 

The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff. Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director’s Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university’s rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission. Responsibilities Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support. Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees. Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives. Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities. Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities. Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards. Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants. Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts. Participate in shared governance. Minimum Requirements American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree. Proven leadership skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to manage and meet deadlines. Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries’ faculty and staff, as well as other University departments. Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library. Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education. Extensive experience with integrated library systems. 5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience. Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript. Highly Desirable: Advanced degree. Library instruction/reference experience. Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Experience with Ex Libris Alma. Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations. Experience with policy development. Other Information Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers’ Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available. Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC. Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: 

In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/ and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham [at] augusta [dot] edu. The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.