Chair, Libraries Information Technology (IT Chair)–George A. Smathers Libraries–Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Libraries Information Technology (IT Chair) department is a tenure track library faculty position responsible for leading a service oriented department of approximately 20 staff members that research, develop, optimize and support advanced information systems and technology for the Smathers Libraries. The IT Chair leads the Libraries’ internal IT department, a service hub providing an array of services and support, including technical expertise for evaluating external service providers, application development, project management, risk management, and administration supporting collaborative and collegial ways of working across the Libraries to optimally deliver on program and project needs with minimal overhead. The IT Chair clearly establishes and communicates the vision and strategic directions of the department and partners with campus organizations to ensure library goals and objectives are met.

This position is a member of the administrative leadership team, providing vision and strategic planning to the Smathers Libraries as a whole, ensuring that resources, both human and capital, are appropriately managed to achieve stated goals and objectives.

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the IT Chair will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The IT Chair will pursue professional development opportunities, stay abreast of advances in the field of information technology, perform scholarly research, and provide service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment, and in accordance with the Libraries’ tenure and promotion criteria.

Position is open until filled. Selection begins September 8, 2015. Submit all application materials through the Careers at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/492971/chair-libraries-information-technology. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

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

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