Open Position: Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning & Research

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Research (AD for TLR). The successful candidate will set the vision and strategic direction for the new division, directing the Libraries’ education and research support services, and ensuring student and faculty success. This position will direct the work of 40+ faculty and staff working in the following areas: user services (circulation, reserves, stacks, security), instruction and outreach, engagement (liaison librarians, reference and research support), research and digital scholarship and creative technologies (including data services, digital and media literacy, open education resources and scholarly communication), and the University Press (which also includes the Libraries’ institutional repository).  In addition to these areas, the position heads the teams managing the two branch libraries (Gunnin Architecture Library and the Educational Media Center & Digital Learning Lab), as well as the following service points:  Cooper Library Learning Commons, the Adobe Digital Studio and Makerspace, and the Scholars’ Lab.

This position was created as part of a recent reorganization, which aligned Clemson with our R1 peers. The successful candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will collectively be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and setting the Libraries’ strategic directions as members of its Senior Leadership Team.

Clemson Libraries provides an exciting opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, and we are engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded. We are currently focused on expanding digital literacy efforts, developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, and building archival collections. This position would be responsible for supporting the research endeavors of the University through strategic planning and developing services to meet the unique needs of the Clemson research community. We have completed a master plan to renovate the main library building to provide more welcoming, technology-enhanced spaces.

This is a 12-month administrative faculty position with faculty rank and status. As a member of the Libraries’ faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.

For further information or to apply for this position, visit this Interfolio link.