Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons - Seton Hall University
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Title: Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons - Seton Hall University

Location: South Orange, NJ

Department: University Libraries

Reporting to Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons (HSLIC) will create a new health sciences library.  Seeking experienced health sciences librarian with strong vision for the centrality of the HSLIC in learning and research, leadership, direction for integrating services, resources, and expertise with research, teaching, learning, and outreach activities to Seton Hall's three health sciences schools:  the Seton Hall Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the School of Health and Medical Sciences. Position is critical to development and implementation of the curriculum.  Active learning, Team- and Problem-Based Learning will be utilized.  Key member of the University Libraries leadership team and at Health Sciences campus. Will be responsible for managing the HSLIC and creating a team to plan and deliver variety of instructional programs, collections and services, instill life-long learning skills required to enable a career of evidence-based practice and the skills to contribute and advance the body of medical knowledge by graduates. Will collaborate with the Medical Library Director at HUMC and librarians at the clinical sites for continuity of information literacy and evidence-based practice and access to HSLIC’s resources.  Will serve as a model for the future of medical education and health sciences research by bringing proven capacity to build innovative programs and services in support of teaching and research and develop and growing a motivated, knowledgeable staff.  Will be supported by the University Libraries’ infrastructure and shared services and will work closely with main campus colleagues to build programs, services and collections.  Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment, a positive flexible innovative approach, and capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams at all levels, and with faculty and students.

Minimum qualifications:

Master's degree-Field of Study: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; 5-8 year experience.

At least five years of experience working in an academic health science library or library system; three or more years of managerial experience; record of successful leadership and administrative accomplishment; evidence of increasing responsibility in previous positions; Extensive knowledge of scholarly resources used within the health sciences and/or related fields; extensive knowledge of the different information needs of the wide array of stakeholders in academic health science communities; Excellent analytical and organizational skills; proven leadership in implementing program assessment goals, strategies, and measures; thorough knowledge of and facility with Health Sciences electronic resources; ability to collaborate on design of web presence of the HSLIC; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred qualifications:

Undergraduate or advanced degree in life science or health science field preferred; understands and attends to the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care guidelines; team leadership, broad understanding of bio and health informatics and experience developing programming for both; knowledge of assessment methods that demonstrate value of libraries to institutional mission, and a commitment to continuous improvement; knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and role of libraries in data life-cycle management.

Professional Rank, Salary and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:
To submit an application, please review the full job description and apply online via our website.