Associate Dean Academic Success
$130,500.00 - $148,000.00
Pay rates at Syracuse University are based on a combination of
factors including, but not limited to, the job responsibilities;
the candidate’s education, training, work experience and key
competencies; the university’s strategic priorities; internal peer
equity; applicable federal, state, local laws, grant funding and
contractual requisites; and external market analyses.
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Associate Dean for Academic Success is a forward-thinking,
collaborative, and energetic leader who is responsible for the
planning, coordination and development of library services that
promote the University’s teaching and learning mission. They
promote an inclusive culture of equity and belonging in which all
SU community members can flourish. The Associate Dean provides
strategic development and administrative oversight of Libraries
departments and programs including Learning and Academic
Engagement, Access and Resource Sharing, and Information Literacy.
The Associate Dean for Academic Success works across the
organization to establish strategic priorities, allocate resources,
make personnel decisions, set policies, and make strategic and
Job Specific Qualifications
- An ALA -accredited master’s degree in library or information
science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
- 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in
managing and leading library departments or services.
Leadership and Administration:
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility,
and evidence of a strong and inclusive user service
- Strong track record of collaboration, within a library and
across a university.
- Proven critical thinking skills in understanding, analyzing,
and solving problems related to library services and
- Experience managing long-term and complex projects.
Services and Planning:
- Provide strategic leadership for the development, evaluation
and implementation of innovative and transformational services
programs that promote teaching and learning in an inclusive
- Lead the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives
within the Academic Success area.
- Provide administrative oversight and development of Libraries
departments and programs: Learning and Academic Engagement, Access
and Resource Sharing, and Information Literacy.
- Coach, supervise, train, and evaluate management staff in the
provision of innovative, effective, and efficient services.
- As a member of the SU Libraries senior leadership team,
contribute expert knowledge and broad experience with leadership,
management, teaching, learning, and libraries user services to
enable attainment of the libraries mission, vision, and strategic
- Represent the Libraries and actively participate in
university-wide committees, teams and projects that promote the
University’s teaching and learning mission.
- Administer policies and procedures for public meeting,
classroom, and private study spaces.
- Develop service standards and monitor services to assure that
standards are met or exceeded through a continual assessment
- Develop the Libraries as a hub of forward-looking, critical
learner-centered pedagogy and a convener of communities of practice
around teaching and learning across the university.
- Collaborate with senior management on short- and long-term
strategic plans, assessment of outcomes, policy formulation,
program development, and resource allocation.
Other duties as assigned.
- Advocate for and cultivate an environment of diversity,
inclusion, belonging, and equity.
- Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are hallmarks of
- Create a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking
and inclusive collaboration.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university
with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an
undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York
State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,
Syracuse University offers a quintessential college
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a
pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200
majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;
nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than
a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student
population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more
information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center
of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York
City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The
area offers a low cost of living and provides many social,
cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,
festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping
venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of
seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and
snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,
visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails
along the Erie Canal.
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action
institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment
based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national
origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran
status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the
extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers
admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University
programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the
military-connected community through its educational programs,
community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,
Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to
our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse
University into the national research institution it is today. The
University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this
historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives
focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the
post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to
position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military
veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in
which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The
University community recognizes and values the many similarities
and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are
committed to preparing students to understand, live among,
appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world
made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,
military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,
cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender
identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community
that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and
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