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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Assoc. Dean of Lib and Instr Serv, Empire State Coll (NY)

·         Job Title: Associate Dean of Library and Instructional Services
·         Company  Name: EMPIRE STATE
·         Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, 12866

Associate Dean of Library and Instructional Services

About Empire State College:
Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.

The college continues its 45-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 75,000 proud and successful alumni and partners with nearly 20,000 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at 35 locations across the state of New York and abroad.

Job Description:
Empire State College is seeking a collaborative and pioneering leader to integrate and advance our library and information services with curriculum and instructional design. The Associate Dean for Library and Instructional Services is a newly created position at the college that will report directly to the Dean of Academic and Instructional Services. This is a college wide role that will promote the ongoing development of state-of-the-art library and instructional services for faculty and students.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with library staff, curriculum and instructional designers, educational technologists, faculty, and academic leadership, to offer library and instructional design services as a comprehensive college wide resource. This team-based approach will support the innovative design and delivery of learner-centered curriculum in a variety of existing and emerging modalities. This position will be responsible for developing high quality library and instructional services in blended and online environments while promoting leading edge practices to support the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs), micro-credentialing, competency-based learning, MOOCs, video, multimedia, and up-and-coming educational technologies. The successful candidate will partner with stakeholders throughout the college to develop exceptional library and instructional services that are available to faculty and learners at our 35 locations through New York State, as well as internationally, and online.

The associate dean will supervise the college's information services professionals, as part of our virtual library, and our curriculum and instructional designers that support our undergraduate and graduate programs. This position will effectively leverage existing resources while envisioning the future state of an expanded college wide approach. The associate dean will be aware of current trends in higher education and evaluate emerging practices and resources that align with our strategic priorities.

The selected incumbent in collaboration with the Dean of Academic and Instructional Services will work closely with disciplinary associate deans in our undergraduate and graduate programs. The associate dean promotes collaboration among information services professionals, curriculum and instructional designers, faculty, and educational technologists at Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide integrated and comprehensive library and instructional services that are of the highest quality and available to all stakeholders across the college.

The associate dean will support learning environments that reflect the college's non-traditional mission and vision, and provide consistent library and instructional services that support teaching and research excellence. He/she will work with the Dean of Academic and Instructional Services to prepare and maintain the library and instructional services budget and for the recommendation and assurance of proper implementation of relevant policies. The successful candidate will be effective in the area of performance management, conducting timely performance programs and appraisals for direct reports and supporting all staff for professional development opportunities.


  • Provides leadership for library and instructional design services, including the virtual library, and curriculum and instructional design.
  • Promotes collaboration among information services professionals, curriculum and instructional designers, and faculty to develop exceptional learning environments.
  • Partners with the academic deans and associate deans to plan and implement the library and instructional design service needs of faculty and students.
  • Collaborates with academic leadership, faculty, and colleagues to integrate library and instructional design resources to support learner-centered pedagogies.
  • Works with academic deans and associate deans to provide seamless access for faculty and students to innovative library and instructional design services throughout the college.
  • Partners with the Office of Decision Support to identify relevant emerging trends and to assess the effectiveness of library and instructional services.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Programs to pursue funding opportunities that support current and emerging trends that align with strategic priorities.
  • Partners with Information Technology Services (ITS) to promote collaboration with educational technologists college wide and to leverage technology resources for learning.
  • Applies effective methods for supervision and professional development of staff.
  • Manages fiscal resources to include budget planning and ongoing review of library and instructional design resources in consultation with the Dean of Academic and Instructional Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited U.S. university or comparable non-U.S. university.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant higher education leadership experience, preferably in library or instructional design, including supervisory and budget experience.
  • Proven successful development of library or instructional design initiatives to support faculty development and student academic success in such areas as information literacy, library services, and curriculum and instructional design in blended, online, and/or technology-mediated environments.
  • Experience with blended and online modes for the design and delivery of library and instructional services.
  • Experience in the assessment of library and instructional services and continuous process improvement.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity in higher education.

Desired Attributes and Experiences:

  • Understanding of the regulatory environment of higher education.
  • Ability to lead and develop staff distributed throughout the state.
  • Experience in the development of successful grant proposals.
  • Experience with institutions serving adult learners.

Special Information:

  • This is a Management/Confidential position.
  • Travel to Empire State College locations throughout New York is required, along with occasional evening and weekend obligations.

Additional Information:
Applications Due by:
Applications accepted until position is filled.

Empire State College is an EOE employer.


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