Position Opening: Dean, Academic Information Services


Northern Michigan University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Academic Information Services (AIS).  AIS is comprised of five departments:  Lydia M. Olson Library; Computing Help Desk; Instructional Design & Technology; Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives; Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center.  Academic Information Services’ faculty and staff are deeply committed to providing the support and resources needed for our students, faculty, and staff to be successful in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment.

NMU provides its faculty and students with laptop computers and encourages the use of technology, traditional and digital resources, active learning methods, and community engagement through service learning opportunities.  The campus lies along the shore of Lake Superior where a pristine natural environment offers unparalleled year-round recreational opportunities.  NMU also serves as a cultural center for the community.  For more information visit http://www.nmu.edu and http://www.downtownmarquette.org.

The Dean serves as AIS’ chief administrative officer reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  AIS seeks an innovative, energetic individual to provide dynamic and visionary leadership for information and instructional services and resources.  Responsibilities include providing leadership for library, computing, and instructional resources and services; budget management; personnel supervision, development, and evaluation; assessment; strategic planning; leadership for the integration of technology and digital resources in both classroom and distance learning environments; and serving as an advocate for AIS to the University and external constituents.  For minimum qualifications and additional information on this position visit http://www.nmu.edu/academicaffairs/node/1.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, and contact information for five professional references to https://employme.nmu.edu.

The position will be posted until October 22, 2012.


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