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The University of Arkansas, one of the largest employers in Northwest Arkansas, is the seventh fastest growing university in the nation and is consistently ranked among the top universities and best values in the United States.

At the University of Arkansas Libraries, we value our employees and promote a healthy work/life balance. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, we're committed to providing an educationally diverse environment. We seek and welcome applicants who increase our diversity.

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Position Information

Posting Number F599P
Quick Link for Posting
Working Title Associate Dean for Research and Learning
Department University Libraries Dean
About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities. Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff. For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/.

Department Home Page https://libraries.uark.edu/
Job Type Administrator
Faculty Status Tenured
Appointment Percent 100
Benefits Eligible Yes
Salary $110,000 - $120,000
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Mullins Library, Dean's Office
Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and as a member as University of Arkansas Libraries’ senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Research and Learning leads the Libraries’ programs supporting teaching and learning, research and reference support, access to the physical collections, public spaces, and anticipated digital scholarship offerings. The initial portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight for User Services, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery, Instruction and Liaison Services, as well as three branch libraries (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics). The Associate Dean engages in planning and policy development which enhance the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university. In addition, the Associate Dean will take a leading role in library space planning efforts, as part of a two-phase renovation of Mullins Library. Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. The realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the Libraries and university. All Associate Deans will take on library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or a master’s degree in a relevant discipline conferred by the start of employment
  • Substantial relevant experience related to research or learning in an academic, research, or special library
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas
  • Sufficient performance, scholarship, and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting
  • A strong record of scholarship
  • Demonstrable leadership experience
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and communications skills
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required

Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 04/22/2020
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date
Recruitment Contact Information

Phone: (479) 575-4769
Email: libhrofc@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.

When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. For more information, please contact libhrofc@uark.edu.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
Work Location Fayetteville, AR

Download position description: Associate Dean for Research and Learning

Position Information

Posting Number NC1789P
Quick Link for Posting
Working Title Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives
Position Number 11167
Department University Libraries Dean
About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities. Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff. For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/.

Department Home Page https://libraries.uark.edu/
Job Type Administrator
Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries as a member of the as University of Arkansas Libraries’ senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives leads the Libraries’ programs that support discovery, preservation, and access to content and collections. The initial portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight for technical services, research data management, scholarly communication, the integrated library system and other enterprise systems, desktop support, management of the library website, and digitization. The Associate Dean engages in Libraries-wide planning and policy development which enhances the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university and supports campus initiatives. Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. This realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the libraries and the university. All Associate Deans will take library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or a master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Substantial relevant experience related to content or digital initiatives areas in an academic, research, or special library
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas
  • Sufficient performance, scholarship, and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting
  • A strong record of scholarship
  • Demonstrable leadership experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and communications skills
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Mullins Library, Dean's Office
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary $110,000 - $120,000
Types of Background Checks Required

Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 04/22/2020
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information

Phone: (479) 575-4769
Email: libhrofc@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.

When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. For more information, please contact libhrofc@uark.edu.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
Work Location Fayetteville, AR

Download position description: Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives

About Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas are regularly and repeatedly at the top of best-places-to-live rankings. Boasting a lively arts scene, rich local foodways, and outdoor adventures of all varieties, Fayetteville offers both cosmopolitan diversity and a close-knit college-town community. Read and watch more at Experience Fayetteville and on the U.S. News Best Places rankings.

Application procedures and forms for University positions can be found on the University Employment Opportunities Homepage.

An application form for part-time employment in the Libraries is also available.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

For questions regarding open positions in the Libraries, contact:

Kathy Riggle, HR Partner
479-575-3080 / kriggle@uark.edu

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656