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Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Libraries - Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA

JOB SUMMARY

The Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Libraries (APRL) reports to the Provost and directly assists and advises the Provost in carrying out responsibilities relative to research and libraries. Specifically, the APRL facilitates and manages research capacity of faculty and staff at APU and serves as the Dean of the Libraries. Additionally, the APRL works collaboratively with faculty governance councils and key personnel in schools/colleges which are focused on advancing the research quality and output which helps retain APU’s R2 status. This position closely collaborates with Deans, Chairs, faculty, and other academic leaders to ensure faculty thrive as scholars and are resourced by the libraries. The position also has responsibility for collaborating with the Senior Associate Provost of Operations and Strategic Planning on actualizing the research and libraries portion of the university strategic plan.

Institution Introduction:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate a campus culture that supports, honors, and rewards the scholarly contributions of a diverse faculty
  • This position oversees all aspects of the University Libraries, including personnel and facilities
  • Guide faculty to programs and resources for expanding APU’s impact in the scholarly community
  • Creates an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity with an understanding of innovative and traditional methods of information dissemination
  • Ensure that faculty and students are provided with the research/library tools needed to carry out high quality research
  • Partner with faculty governance to create equitable rewards for high scholarly producing faculty
  • Facilitates the continuing transformation of the University Libraries into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with university units, supports student success and retention, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community
  • Monitors the research output of APU and partner with the relevant offices to make sure that internal and external constituencies are aware of the scholarly impact of APU’s faculty
  • Works with library and department heads, as well as external sources, to identify, evaluate and implement programs that improve services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources and increase operational efficiency within the libraries
  • Fosters professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the University Libraries
  • Engages in problem-solving with academic leaders and faculty to manage conflict and reduce potential liability
  • Reviews and propose systems needed to provide scholarly tools and research platforms to help modernize APU’s research environment
  • Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of higher education administration experience
  • MLS or MLIS degree preferred

Experience:

The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader who has held progressively responsible administrative roles in an academic setting. They will have demonstrated a record of ethical, fair, and innovative leadership, with excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and respect for shared governance. Required credentials are an earned terminal degree in the candidate’s field, with a strong record of scholarship and leadership experience that demonstrates understanding of a university library system. The successful candidate demonstrates a vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. (All employees are required to sign a “Statement of Faith,” available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.)

 

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
 
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
 
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
 
Application Procedures:

In addition the the standard application, CV and essay responses please also submit the following:

  • Letter of Interest.
  • Diversity Statement: Please include a statement (not to exceed two pages) that explains the candidate's background, research, work experience and commitment to equity and inclusion work, especially as it is connected to APU's MSI status, open enrollment policies, and the attendant role.

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