Rutgers University Libraries — Director for Assessment and Strategic Planning (Tenure Track)

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ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE

TITLE: Director for Assessment and Strategic Planning (Tenure Track)

SUMMARY: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) seeks a Director for Strategic Planning and Assessment. This position reports directly to the Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian and will provide leadership for the design and coordination of the Libraries’ program of assessment to optimize the Libraries’ decision-making, service provision, and quality-assurance functions. This position supports the data analysis and reporting needs across RUL, and provides training and consultation on assessment, data analysis, and visualization methods and tools. In collaboration with RUL faculty and staff, the incumbent will enable the Libraries to document our value and impact, to make data driven decisions, and to ensure our provision of superlative service to our users. These efforts will require active service on various committees and teams within Rutgers University and the library profession.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director for Strategic Planning and Assessment’s key responsibilities are:

  • Completing annual collaborative regional and national library assessment instruments as appropriate such as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) surveys.
  • Developing an assessment ecosystem to support the Libraries’ assessment and strategic planning efforts.
  • Advising Cabinet members on assessment strategies for all aspects of operations, services, and administration of individual libraries and branches.
  • Providing semi-annual updates of assessment indicators demonstrating trends and the Libraries impact on the teaching, learning and research activities of university.
  • Providing training on assessment strategies and tools used to inform outcomes based, usability, and space utilization studies.
  • Evaluating, selecting, and using assessment instruments and tools to ensure an efficient and effective assessment infrastructure.
  • Providing assessment support for efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services and collections.
  • Working collaboratively with others responsible for assessment across the University and in the profession representing the Libraries on committees such as the Rutgers University Assessment Council on the Student Experience and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Assessment Committee.

This tenure track faculty position is a member of a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations. This position may require working evenings and weekends.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science. Knowledge of current assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives. Prior experience with programmatic assessment in an academic setting. Demonstrated experience with design and use of quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies and instruments such as surveys, focus groups, interviews; data analysis methods and tools such as Excel, Atlas.ti, NVivo, SPSS; and familiarity with current national assessment programs and standards such as IPEDS and ACRL/ARL statistics surveys. Proven ability to work independently and in a team setting to assess and set priorities and adapt to a demanding and changing environment in order to meet specific deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written) with demonstrated ability to establish positive and constructive partnerships with a diverse group of university colleagues. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Must be able to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and tenure for library faculty.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience with utilizing data visualization software such as Tableau.

OVERVIEW:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 66,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. With more than half of the incoming student class self-identifying as non-Caucasian, Rutgers is committed to advancing, promoting, and advocating for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions.

LIBRARY PROFILE:

Rutgers University Libraries: Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $45 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo VE. and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/155627

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

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