Clemson University: University Libraries
Associate Dean - Organizational Performance &
Location: Cooper Library
Clemson University Libraries seeks an experienced, dynamic
leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Organizational
Performance and Inclusion. This division supports the success of
Libraries' employees and the well-being of the organization. The
name of the position recognizes the importance of leadership in two
key areas: supporting individual and organizational development,
and sustaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This
position would also oversee the work of leaders in other
administration areas: information technology infrastructure,
marketing and communications, facilities/learning environments,
personnel, strategic planning, and assessment.
This is a new position created as part of a recent
reorganization, aligning Clemson with our R1 peers. The successful
candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will be
responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries
and setting the Libraries' strategic directions as a member of its
Senior Leadership Team. Clemson Libraries seeks to provide an
inclusive environment for all members of the Clemson community and
aspires to be a national leader in EDI. Plans are also in motion
for a renovation of Cooper Library, a campus centerpiece, in the
next 5-10 years.
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this is a 12-month
administrative faculty position with faculty rank and status. As a
member of the Libraries' faculty, the successful candidate will
pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and
- Ensures a healthy work environment for all employees through
the development of clear communication channels, an inclusive
organizational culture, and a learning organization which
encourages ongoing employee development.
- Leads and facilitates equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts
with an emphasis on sustained action and cultural transformation.
Includes oversight of the Libraries' EDI committee and its Library
- Designs, implements, and evaluates recruitment, onboarding, and
retention programs for employees and student assistants
- Leads Libraries' strategic planning efforts.
- Monitors trends and developments in organizational development
and EDI, as well as other areas of oversight.
- With the Head of IT infrastructure, implements and manages
- With the Director of Marketing and Communications, fosters the
development of the Libraries' brand and shares stories of the
Libraries' impact on student success and faculty research.
- With the Director of Learning Environments, manages the
Libraries' facilities, including space planning and
- With the Assessment Librarian, develops an ongoing assessment
program for the Libraries.
- Manages and supports the development of 6 direct reports.
- Brings members of the new division together to create a
- Serves as a member of the Libraries' Senior Leadership
- With the other associate deans, serves as the dean in his/her
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities:
- Develops a focused program of high-quality research and
creative accomplishments, consistent with professional
responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.
- Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in
professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University,
profession, and community.
Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful
candidate's qualifications and experience. Minimum $110,000.
Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are
available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid
holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided.
Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other
professional development activity.
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and
engineering-oriented Carnegie Research One university in a college
town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Clemson is an
inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high
academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and
a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the
fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from
Charlotte and Atlanta.
- ALA-accredited graduate degree
- At least five years of management/supervisory experience in
progressively responsible positions in an academic library
- Demonstrated experience leading equity, diversity, and
- Demonstrated experience in organizational development and
- Record of professional librarianship, research/scholarship, and
service that would merit tenure at the Associate Librarian rank or
- Record of involvement in national equity, diversity, and
- Experience with recruitment, onboarding, and retention
- Experience with strategic planning and assessment
- Experience managing complex projects
- Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality,
respect, trust, and teamwork
- Second graduate or other advanced degree.
Applicants should submit all applications and related materials
Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum
vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3)
professional references. Review of materials will begin
immediately. Applications received by Friday, November 19, 2021
will be guaranteed consideration.
Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community
through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and
perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are
committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the
continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library
and information science profession. We embrace Clemson's core
values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the
ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that
Clemson Libraries' staff, collections, spaces, and services inform
the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate
against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson
University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff
committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages
applications from minorities and women.