Associate Dean, Content Services – 2401069


Required Qualifications: (as evidenced by an attached resume)
Master’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years of full-time successful management experience in increasingly responsible positions. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Grant-writing, fundraising, and donor relations experience. Experience as head, director, or associate dean in an academic or research library. 

Brief Description of Duties:
The Associate Dean, Content Services reports to the Dean of Libraries to develop and implement a vision for the activities associated with content services, including discovery,  delivery of information resources, selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of research library collections. The Associate Dean oversees four departments: Content Management, Content Acquisition, Preservation Services, Distinctive Collections, aka Special Collections, and University Archives.

The successful incumbent will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with publishers, library vendors, consortia, best practices, and current digital and physical resource management operations trends.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, deep knowledge of issues and trends, and extensive experience in one or more of the following areas: collections management, acquisitions, preservation, and metadata. 
  • Significant experience in managing and monitoring diverse funding and budget accounts.
  • Experience supervising/managing employees, demonstrated ability to support, mentor, and develop staff/faculty, and work with diverse groups within the Libraries and across campus. 


  • Serves as a member of the library’s senior leadership team to develop an inclusive vision of a research library content/collections, set policies reflective of University goals, and coordinate initiatives for promoting the University Libraries.
  • Works with library staff, the Stony Brook University Library leadership, the University community, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for developing a rich array of resources and enhancing access to all library collections.
  • Provides leadership in building a culture of innovation, collaboration, communication, engagement, and accountability to develop, promote, and implement University Libraries’ priorities and to provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes:
This is a Management Confidential position. This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

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Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

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Job Number:  2401069

Official Job Title: Associate Dean

Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Library

Schedule: Full-time 

Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00 – 5:00  

Posting Start Date: Mar 22, 2024

Posting End Date: Apr 5, 2024, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Appointment Type: Term

Salary Grade:MP3