JMU Libraries invites applications from dynamic, collaborative, pragmatic, and service-minded leaders to fill the crucial position of Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technology (DATech). The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Dean of Libraries and work closely with other Associate and Assistant Deans. In this role, the AD for DATech will provide vision and leadership for library technology infrastructure and collections, including physical, digitized, born-digital, and electronic collections. This division of the Libraries includes the following areas: Library Technology (including Learning Technology Services, Web and Application Services, Systems and Operations, and Desktop Support); Scholarly Resources & Discovery (including Collections Analytics and Resource Management, Access, and Acquisitions); Metadata Strategies; Digital Collections; Physical Collections; and Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves. Depending on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate, JMU’s Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship efforts may also be located in this portfolio. As a member of our Dean’s Council and the Libraries senior leadership team, the Associate Dean will participate in the overall vision, direction, and strategy of the JMU Libraries. This is a tenure-eligible instructional faculty position at JMU. The ideal candidate will come in at the rank of Associate Professor or above.
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