Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Curriculum / Program
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Library
  • Instructional Technology

Washington College invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology (LAT). LAT supports excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship by providing to students, faculty and staff traditional and innovative services within a reliable, robust and secure technology infrastructure.

The Academic Technology unit was merged with Miller Library in 2015. Since then LAT has become a smooth functioning, high-performance unit on campus, with Library and Academic Technology staff working closely and collaboratively together to serve students, faculty and staff. 

The Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology will set the strategic direction for LAT going forward. Toward that end, the College seeks a transformational leader to advance the essential role of library and academic technology and to develop innovative solutions to 21st century educational challenges. The Dean will report to the Provost and Dean of the College and will be appointed with faculty status to the Miller Library chair.

The Dean of LAT will provide leadership, strategic planning and overall management of human, fiscal, curricular, technology and scholarly resources. The Dean, along with a dynamic team of engaged professional staff, is responsible for the day-to-day management of Miller Library and Academic Technology including in-depth and ongoing collaboration with the Office of Information Technologies. 

The Dean collaborates with key academic and administrative leaders across the campus to deliver information and technology services that support the engaged teaching, learning and scholarship of faculty and students. As a member of the president’s senior staff, the Dean will actively participate in all its discussions, advising on matters related to college operations, initiatives and strategic direction. As a member of the faculty, the Dean will work closely with academic colleagues and advisory groups to envision and advise on innovative technologies to improve teaching and learning. 

The Dean of LAT must have the following experiences, attributes and capabilities:

  • Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated ability to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals; assess and develop the talents of staff; and build a service-oriented organizational culture with teams committed to collaboration and high-quality results

  • A strong commitment to the liberal arts as evidenced by an advanced degree in a liberal arts subject area or equivalent academic or scholarly accomplishment

  • Deep understanding of and passion for the role of library services and academic technology in the teaching and learning environment of a residential liberal arts college

  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Significant fiscal/budgetary experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, articulate and implement a vision and strategy for library services and academic technology to support teaching, learning and scholarship

  • Broad knowledge of the latest developments in academic technologies including planning, maintenance and security of the campus technology infrastructure information systems, library and academic/instructional technology issues, trends and strategies and the rapidly evolving role of technology as an educational tool 

  • Experience with planning and leading significant library and academic technology initiatives including the ability to coordinate complementary priorities, manage change and complete projects in a timely manner

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college leaders to define and support institutional policies, operations and strategic direction

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a close community, forming relationships of trust and confidence and communicating effectively with all constituents including the communication of technical issues and terminology in language understood by the broader college community

  • Broad knowledge of legal issues and risks related to cyber security, privacy, data stewardship, intellectual property and copyright

  • A minimum of 10 years in library services and academic technology including significant experience in a leadership role

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science

  • At least a master’s degree in a liberal arts subject area

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.