Associate Dean of the Library and Executive Director of Academic Information Technology (AIT), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks a creative and experienced library leader for the post of Associate Dean of the Brooklyn College Library and Executive Director of Academic Information Technology (AIT). The Associate Dean will lead a faculty and staff of more than 100 persons serving approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students and 500 full-time faculty, in a technologically sophisticated building which houses substantial physical and digital collections, the college archives, a new media center and academic computing services, including five computer classrooms and over 600 public use workstations in four computer labs. The Library is an academic unit supporting the mission of Brooklyn College; it is also an important focal point of community life for students at this nonresidential institution.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean will provide strategic direction and vision for the Library and AIT, encompassing both library services and services that promote effective teaching and learning with technology. The Associate Dean takes the lead, in close collaboration with the college’s development office, in fundraising initiatives to support information services at Brooklyn College. In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, the Associate Dean shares responsibility for the planning and implementation of IT services on campus. In collaboration with the University Librarian and other CUNY library leaders, and as an active member of CUNY’s Council of Chief Librarians, the Associate Dean participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY and beyond. The Associate Dean serves as Chief Librarian and the academic chair of the Library department and advocat e and spokesperson for the Brooklyn College Library on campus, locally, statewide and nationwide.

This position will be available on July 1, 2016 or later.


The successful candidate will qualify for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS and a master’s degree in a discipline are required; a doctorate is preferred. The candidate will have a record of scholarly and professional achievement and ten or more years of progressively responsible library management experience, with five or more years in an academic or research library; will possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, and an established track record of successful fundraising and will provide evidence of effective resource management; will be able to articulate a vision of the 21st century library; will demonstrate knowledge of emerging technologies as well as traditional library functions, and trends in higher education and their impact on library services. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to manage academic information technology services; five or more years of ex perience in such a capacity is highly desirable. Also required are a commitment to service-oriented collaboration and outreach with multiple campus constituencies, experience with assessment and strategic planning in academe, and a strong record as a leader and a manager of professional staff, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and building a diverse faculty and staff.

Associate Dean


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID # 13968), curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three references in rtf, doc or pdf format.


Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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