Social Sciences and Professional Programs Department Director – U of M Libraries

Social Sciences and Professional Programs Department Director

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to develop a shared vision of library programs and resources to meet the needs of the University’s social sciences and professional programs. The Social Sciences and Professional Programs (SSPP) Department serves disciplinary departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education and Human Development, Carlson School of Management, and the Hubert H Humphrey School of Social Policy, and works with relevant interdisciplinary programs and scholars across campus.

Primary responsibilities

  • Leads, shapes, and oversees the work of eight professional librarians
  • Significant responsibilities in the areas of campus engagement, research services, teaching and learning, including e-learning, content and collections management, and scholarly communication. ‘
  • Leadership and support in development of entrepreneurship and research analytics services.

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science, or equivalent combination of an advanced degree with relevant experience, minimum of three years experience in progressively responsible positions within an academic library (or related) environment, successful leadership experience, including the ability to lead and motivate librarians and staff and the potential for leading transformational change, demonstrated understanding of scholarship and research processes, (e.g., scholarly communication, publishing, and copyright issues), demonstrated understanding of pedagogy, educational practices, and library support for teaching and learning, excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse environment, demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, and record of professional activities, such as research and engagement in professional organizations.

Context: The Libraries provides a highly collaborative environment, distinguished by new models for teaching/learning, research support, and scholarly communication. The organization is known for its advanced web services, significant collaborative digital library development, programs of process improvement and organizational development, and a record of innovative partnerships.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level with a Director augmentation.

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The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.