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Associate Dean & Head Of School

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 9, 2024

Associate Dean & Head Of School

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Information Studies (SOIS) seeks applicants for the Associate Dean & Head of School. UWM is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

SOIS offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, cohosted with the College of Letters and Science; a Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science; an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS in Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, School Librarianship and Information Technology; an undergraduate certificate in Cybersecurity; graduate certificates in Data Curation and Information Security; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

The new College of Community Engagement and Professions (CCEP) is seeking an energetic, visionary scholar to serve as the Associate Dean & Head of School for SOIS, the iSchool at the UWM. As the school leader, this individual will build and support an inclusive and supportive environment for teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. More information on duties can be found on application link.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Ability to meet tenure rank of Associate Professor
  • A doctorate in a Library & Information Science or related field
  • Successful administrative experience related to the responsibilities of this position

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Ability to meet tenure rank of Full Professor
  • Demonstrated success in securing federal external funding
  • Ability to mentor faculty to excel in developing strong research agendas and successfully secure external funding
  • 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

For More Information, or to Apply, Visit:

The Search Committee will begin review of applications on September 2, 2024

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