Associate Dean of Library, Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (30 miles southeast of Nashville) invites applications for a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position (#401030) appointment. Applications must meet the experience and scholarship requirements needed for possible tenure upon appointment at the rank of associate professor.

University Expectations : Excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of James E. Walker Library. The portfolio of responsibilities for this position include a primary focus upon the leadership and development of the library’s assessment program and the use of the data to drive library effectiveness, assist the dean in the overall operation of the library, and oversight of the library’s tenure and promotion process.

The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean and the leadership team of the library to sustain an effective, user focused library. The Associate Dean will contribute to the overall management of the library operations and advise the Dean on policy, personnel, and budgeting. The Associate Dean responsibilities will include systematic assessment and analysis of the user experience in library services, facility use and collections with the development of user studies and surveys to inform effectiveness of organizational structures and facility design.

The successful candidate will have broad experience in the operation of academic library, enjoy the collaborative environment to develop new services and strengthen the library’s programs.

Specific duties:

1. Assessment

a. Develop a program of assessment to document effectiveness of ongoing operations to be used in management decisions and guidance for staffing and organizational changes

b. Provide supportive data and trend information for budget and operational decisions

c. Develop an organized source of assessment data for general use by library faculty and staff

d. Provide assessment guidance to staff and faculty to develop assessment skills

e. Conduct large scale surveys such as LibQual as needed

f. Work with campus Institutional Effectiveness and Research to better utilize survey tools administered by the campus, apply information gathered by the campus for library purposes.

g. Complete annual reports to professional associations, campus offices, and as needed for accreditation reports and external reviews.

2. Organizational Growth and Professional Development

a. Guide the development faculty tenure and promotion process.

b. Develop and coordinate a program for internal learning opportunities to share assessment and data analysis through seminars faculty presentations

c. Identify professional development needs and provide development opportunities

d. Advise the Dean in policy, effective facility and organizational design and improvements in service, technology access

e. Oversee recruitment process of faculty

Required Education: Master’s in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or its equivalent.

Other Desirable: Candidates with academic and administrative experience will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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If you have position specific questions, please contact Dean Bonnie Allen at 615-898-2773 or