Open position: Associate Director

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Graduate College

Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Management

Associate Director, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center Library

Position: Associate Director

Academic Appointment:

Full-time non-tenure-track faculty position (minimum rank of Assistant Professor) in the Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Management, Graduate College, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The individual filling this position will function primarily in the Schusterman Library, OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Campus in Tulsa, OK.

Areas of Responsibility:

The Associate Director will report to the Director, Schusterman Library, and provide leadership and support for all areas of public service within the OU-Tulsa libraries. The Associate Director will lead the development of policies and procedures in response to the needs of the students, staff and faculty of OU-Tulsa. The Associate Director will coordinate the library’s scholarly communications initiatives, and collaborate with the librarians and staff to develop appropriate action plans based on library assessment findings. Additionally, the Associate Director will develop training programs for the OU-Tulsa librarians and staff to foster their continuing professional development and growth.

The Associate Director will be a part of a dynamic team of librarians, library staff, and graduate research assistants, and will play a significant role in human resources management for the library, including recruiting and mentoring of new staff, attending to matters of personnel management and training, and standing in as deputy when the Director is unavailable. As the leader of the public services team, the Associate Director will model and provide support for excellence in reference and research services, information literacy instruction, and collaboration with campus leadership and faculty. The Associate Director will also engage with student associations and faculty groups on campus to better understand the needs of our primary users and discover innovative ways to connect with them. The Associate Director may be assigned other duties and responsibilities or work projects as needed by the Director.   

The librarian will have non-tenure-track faculty status and will be active in campus and university governance. Participation in professional organizations and special projects to enhance library services is encouraged.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years in a professional leadership role
  • Demonstrated record of success in working with students and faculty in a college or university setting, particularly in public services roles including providing instruction and research assistance.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in communication, including oral, written, and interpersonal.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in professional development, including scholarship, publication, service, and grants.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in working with students in advanced degree programs (for example, Master’s, PhD, or other) and/or advanced professional programs in the health sciences.
  • A second Master’s degree or other advanced degree.
  • Experience in scholarly communications librarianship.
  • Supervisory experience.

General Information:

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa (OU-Tulsa.) OU-Tulsa is located on a beautiful campus that includes new state-of-the-art classrooms and research facilities. Tulsa was recently voted as one of the top 10 places to live by Relocate America and is an economically sound and inviting community. Visit tulsa.ou.edu for more information.

Salary: minimum $70,000 annually

Address Application to:

Toni Hoberecht, Technical Services Librarian
Chair, Search Committee

toni-hoberecht@ouhsc.edu

Your application will consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

EEO/AA Statement:

University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer https://www.ou.edu/eoo. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.