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Associate Dean Academic Success

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2023
Posting Details

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Department Code

SU Libraries

Job Title
Associate Dean Academic Success

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
$130,500.00 - $148,000.00

Pay Determination

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.

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

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 operational decisions.

  • 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.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and evidence of a strong and inclusive user service philosophy.
  • 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 operations.
  • Experience managing long-term and complex projects.

Leadership and Administration:
  • Provide strategic leadership for the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative and transformational services programs that promote teaching and learning in an inclusive environment.
  • 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 goals.
  • 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.
Services and Planning:
  • Develop service standards and monitor services to assure that standards are met or exceeded through a continual assessment program.
  • 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.
  • Advocate for and cultivate an environment of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity.
  • Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are hallmarks of Libraries services.
  • Create a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking and inclusive collaboration.
Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

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 experience.

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

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.

EEO Statement

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 members.

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 inclusivity.

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