UW-Milwaukee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies

We’re (again) looking for a new permanent dean. Full position profile and qualifications can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or nominations.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS).

UWM is one of two doctoral-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System and offers 188 degree programs including 94 undergraduate degrees, 59 master’s degrees, 1 specialist program and 34 doctoral programs, through 14 schools and colleges. The 93-acre main campus, just blocks from Lake Michigan, is located in a residential neighborhood on Milwaukee’s east side, offering faculty, staff, and students a wide range of cultural, athletic, and entertainment opportunities.

The nationally ranked School of Information Studies offers a Bachelor Degree program in Information Science & Technology, programs leading to a Master Degree in Library and Information Science, a Doctorate in Information Studies, and two certificates in advanced study. The School has a strong research faculty, approximately 950 students, and state-of-the-art informational technology laboratories. SOIS is also a member of the international iSchools group.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in library and information science or a related discipline, demonstrated leadership and proven administrative experience, and an academic record appropriate for appointment as a Full Professor with tenure in the School. Preference will be given to candidates who also possess experience in managing and developing traditional and emerging education programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and a history of success in budget and personnel management within an educational institution. For the full position profile and desired qualifications, please visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/sois-dean/sois-dean-search.cfm.

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and continue until an appointment is made. Applications received after January 31, 2014 may not receive consideration. Nominations should include nominee’s name, position, and telephone number. Application materials should include a cover letter, a complete resume, and contact information for at least five references. Correspondents are advised to submit materials by e-mail utilizing attachments.

Chuck Bunting and Lesley Boyd, with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, are providing support for this search. Please send all inquiries, nominations and applications to: uwmsois@storbeckpimentel.com. In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

For more information about the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, please visit the web site at: http://www4.uwm.edu.

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