The Associate Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with a high academic rank who has demonstrated a sustained record of effectiveness in teaching, research including scholarly publications, and service appropriate to the discipline. The Associate Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head which may include serving as an academic advisor. The Associate Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
NB: The specific responsibilities of the Head of Content Management and Acquisitions will evolve over time, as various programs, projects, needs, and opportunities arise.
●Provides leadership, coordination, and supervision in a collaborative environment to manage all facets of all types of content provided by the MSU Libraries to the university community, the region, and around the world.
●Develop, maintain, and enhance user-focused content and collections.
●Manages the library materials portion of the MSU Libraries' budget, currently $2.4 million of a total operating budget of $6.4 million.
●Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing and negotiating contracts for library content, and facilitating access to licensed content, all in a consortial environment; serials maintenance and binding/mending materials.
●Develops, communicates, and implements short- and long-range plans for providing the optimally useful body of content for current and future users.
●Serves as Head of the Content Management and Acquisitions Unit, one of ten units of the MSU Libraries.
●Generates and disseminates analyses of content, usage, and costs.
●Communicates closely with other units of the MSU Libraries, as well as with other cost centers of the university, regarding information content needs and strategies.
●Works with other relevant organizations, such as SWAN and MOBIUS, to develop and implement collaborative and consortial content management programs.
●Research, publication, and service are expected for continuing appointment.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Associate Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated "sensitive" as defined by University policy. Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
●An MLS from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate school of library and information science, or a similar degree.
●At least four years of recent experience developing and managing content in an academic library
●Knowledge of acquisitions processes, including licensing and negotiating contracts.
●Experience supervising, mentoring, and training library personnel.
●Demonstrated evidence of fostering inclusion and diversity in the workplace
●Strong organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects
●Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment with a broad range of people, including colleagues, students, donors, and alumni, from diverse backgrounds.
●Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking
●Demonstrable, sustained achievement in the areas of research, scholarship, publication, and service in the general field of library and information science, or cognate fields
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The First Date of Consideration is May 31, 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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