The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in New York City, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences. Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Research Informatics, the Associate Dean is a critical partner in, and facilitator of, the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes students, faculty, and the wider research community at the Icahn School of Medicine.
As the School is known internationally for being a leader in medical training, research, and patient care, the Associate Dean will have a tremendous opportunity to innovate and develop a new strategy for the support of information services and digital scholarship. In addition, the Associate Dean will work closely with the library staff to build even further upon the Library’s exceptionally service-oriented culture. In collaboration with a team of 16 talented and dedicated library staff, the new Associate Dean will be asked to lead the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library (Levy Library), both in terms of its role within the Mount Sinai Health System and its relationship to the fast-changing world of information management. The new Associate Dean should bring a thoughtful and inclusive spirit to the challenge of making an admired library even more central to the Icahn School of Medicine’s mission and future.
Since its founding in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine has become a global leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. It is the medical school for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes eight hospital campuses, and has more than 5,000 faculty and nearly 2,000 students, residents, and fellows. Icahn Mount Sinai’s unwavering pursuit of intellectual exchange, breakthrough research, and multidisciplinary teamwork propels it ever forward in biomedical discoveries and advances. Icahn Mount Sinai pursues ideas that often challenge conventional wisdom to revolutionize the practice of medicine and produce dramatically better outcomes for patients. Icahn Mount Sinai makes big, bold bets by investing in radical free thinkers and technology at the cutting edge.
Core to Mount Sinai’s Information and Digital Technology Strategy, the Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the entire Mount Sinai Health System. The Levy Library works closely with its peers within the Instructional Technology team, Academic Support and Learning Environments group and the The Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. MD Archives. The Library consists of the main Levy Library located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai West Medical Library, Mount Sinai Morningside Information Commons, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Library, and the Information Commons at the Phillips School of Nursing.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean and Deputy Chief Information Officer, the Associate Dean oversees 16 Levy Library and Mount Sinai Health Systems Library staff. In addition, the Director of the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. MD Archives reports in through a dotted line. The Library’s total annual operating budget for 2021-2022 stands at approximately eight million dollars, including salaries.
Candidates for the role of Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences must hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience.
To view the full position profile, please visit: ISMMS, Associate Dean for Libraries and Information Sciences Profile
Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
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