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Head Of School

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 27, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Head Of School & Associate Dean

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02256353

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The new College of Community Engagement and Professions (CCEP) is seeking an energetic, visionary scholar to serve as the Associate Dean and Head of School of the School of Information Studies, the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). As the school leader, this individual will build and support an inclusive and supportive environment for teaching, learning, scholarship and service.The Associate Dean and Head of School will work as a member of the CCEP Dean's leadership team to bring to life the progressive vision for the new college. They will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations in the school. UWM's School of Information Studies (SOIS) is committed to shaping the future of library science and information technology, and improving the world, through innovation and inquiry, connecting humans to the information they use every day.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to meet tenure rank of Associate Professor
  • A doctorate in a Library & Information Science or related field
  • Demonstrated success in securing federal external funding
  • Ability to mentor junior faculty to excel in developing strong research agendas and successfully secure external funding
  • Successful administrative experience related to the responsibilities of this position

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to meet tenure rank of Full Professor
  • An international profile as a scholar
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (as evidenced in application materials)
  • Ability to work within a distributed leadership and team model
  • Successful supervisory and staff development experience
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration and promote an environment supportive of a diverse student body, faculty and staff
  • Experience with fiscal planning and budgeting
  • Familiar with current and emerging instructional technologies
  • Experience with state and/or national approval/accreditation processes
  • Evidence of effective time and organizational management, including serving in leadership roles on committees
  • Experience with implementing and evaluating university and intergovernmental policies and procedures
  • Experience in working with external organizations, including expanding and building partnerships.

Application Instructions
The Search Committee will begin review of applications on January 3, 2024. Application materials include:

1. Cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for at least three references, including email and telephone numbers

This is a continuous recruitment. Applications received by January 2, 2024, are assured full consideration. Applications received after this date may not receive consideration. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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