San Jose State University 

Job Title

Director of the School of information


School of Information


Opening Date: 07/10/2020
Closing Date:  10/01/2020

Job Description

The San José State University School of Information is conducting a search for the director position.

Applications are due by October 1, 2020.

Job Duties

  • Continue to position the School of Information at San José State University as a global leader in the 100% online delivery of education for the information professions.
  • Ensure continued American Library Association accreditation and re-accreditation of the MLIS program.
  • Provide leadership in strategic planning, future program growth, student success, and assessment to ensure that current and future directions are articulated with clear goals and key success factors.
  • Lead and foster the development and recognition of faculty through recruitment, appointments, and equitable promotion and tenure processes.
  • Lead the development of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research activity and stimulate growth in funded research.
  • Serve as a strong advocate for the School’s interests within the College and the University.
  • Take a leadership role in professional associations at the local, national and international level.
  • Lead the development of new and entrepreneurial online learning models and programs.
  • Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation.


  • An earned doctorate.
  • A record of scholarly and professional achievement sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor.
  • Evidence of commitment to 100% online learning.
  • Comfort with working with a geographically-distributed faculty and staff using email, web conferencing, instant messaging and other tools.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
  • Successful record of administrative and financial leadership including strategic planning, budgeting, student success, and assessment experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a collegial organizational climate based upon service, transparency, and teamwork.. 

Supplementation Information

The iSchool is a member of the largest international consortium of Information Schools dedicated toadvancing the information field. The iSchool educates more than 2000 graduate students. More information about the School of Information at San José State University can be found at

How to Apply

Submit applications by October 1, 2020 to

For full consideration, send:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement addressing the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above
  • at least three original letters of reference with contact information

Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Linda Main, Associate Director, at [email protected]. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID: 25384) on all correspondence.