17.702 Faculty-Administrative Job opening at UIUC (U.S.)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Mar 13 2004 - 05:08:26 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 702.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 09:27:15 +0000
         From: John Unsworth <unsworth@uiuc.edu>
         Subject: Faculty-Administrative Job opening at UIUC

Associate Dean for Information Technology & Research
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) seeks to
fill the Associate Dean for Information Technology & Research (ADITR)
position. This position reports directly to the Dean of GSLIS; the Dean
reports to the Provost. The ADITR is a regular, full-time (100% FTE),
12-month academic professional position. The successful candidate must also
have administrative experience in a university, business or government
setting and evidence of a strong program of scholarly research with
credentials necessary to gain full professorial status..

The ADITR provides proactive administrative oversight of the School's
information technology programs, policies and staff. Specific duties
include: STAFF MANAGEMENT - Chair regular staff meetings (agenda set in
consultation with IT staff liaison); set priorities for IT staff;
prioritize, schedule, staff and oversee IT projects; review IT staff
performance. POLICY - Identify areas where GSLIS needs new or improved
policies with respect to IT staff, services, infrastructure, use etc.;
communicate existing policies to faculty, staff, and students; enforce
existing policies; coordinate GSLIS policies with campus policies, wherever
possible and appropriate; advocate for GSLIS interests in campus-level IT
policy offices and committees (e.g., ITAB). EVALUATION AND PLANNING -
Evaluate adequacy of current IT systems, services, and staffing with
respect to the teaching, research, and public engagement missions of GSLIS;
propose to the Dean short-term and long-term plans to maintain, improve, or
alter IT systems, services, and staffing in order to better serve the
teaching, research, and public engagement missions of GSLIS. RESEARCH -
Oversee independently budgeted research centers within GSLIS, including
Prairienet, the Library Research Center (including Information
Researchers), and the Center for Childrens' Books; work to link these
centers to funded faculty research projects, student internships, teaching,
and service to the University and the community; work with faculty and the
GSLIS research administration officer to ensure that IT components of grant
proposals are reviewed and approved before submission; ensure compliance
with IRB and other University, State, and Federal regulations; work with
development staff to identify, disseminate, and cultivate opportunities for
IT-related research funding. BUDGET, PURCHASING, LICENSES - Provide the
Dean with a budget for information technology maintenance, upgrades, and
replacements at the beginning of each fiscal year; work with the School's
Staff Clerk to assure that budget targets are met; specify and track all
computer-related purchases so that they fall within the fiscal-year budget;
provide periodic spending reports to the Staff Clerk and Dean during the
fiscal year; work with the Staff Clerk to find the best prices for all
purchases, or the most cost-effective means of reaching any technological
goals; oversee the purchase of all GSLIS software to ensure license
compliance and, through educational discounts or quantity purchasing to
keep costs as low as possible; maintain copies of all licenses, license
keys, and serial numbers. CITES CONTACT FOR - Hard cases from systems, user
services, applications development, or instructional technology; high-level
and long-range planning; early awareness of pending developments.

Minimum qualification: Doctoral degree required.
Preferred/desirable qualifications: Strong analytical skills, good
communication skills, the ability to deal with the public and customers in
a positive manner; a working knowledge of advancements in technology, and
of office practices and procedures.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Monday,
April 5, 2004. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date;
however, no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date. The
proposed start date is April 21, 2004 or as soon as possible after the
closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Information about GSLIS, its programs, and its environment can be found on
the internet at http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/. To apply, send letter of
application, complete resume, and three letters of reference by mail, fax
or e-mail to:

Dorlene Clark, Assistant to the Dean
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois
501 East Daniel Street, MC-493
Champaign, IL 61820-6211
Phone: (217)333-3281; Fax: (217)244-3302, E-mail: dorlene@uiuc.edu

The UIUC is an AA-EOE

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