San Jose State University

Job Title

Director of the School of information


School of Information


Opening Date: 01/28/2021
Closing Date:  05/10/2021

Job Description

The San José State University School of Information is conducting a search for the director position. Applications are due by May 10th 2021.

Please see the full job description, qualifications, and application at

Job Duties

  • Continue to position the School of Information at San José State University as a global leader in the100% online delivery of education for the information professions.
  • Ensure continued American Library Association accreditation and re-accreditation of the MLISprogram.
  • Provide leadership in strategic planning, future program growth, student success, and assessment toensure 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, andequitable promotion and tenure processes.
  • Lead the development of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research activity and stimulate growth infunded 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 – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.



  • 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 school welcomes questions from interested applicants. Please email Dr. Linda Main at [email protected]

How to Apply

Please see the full job description, qualifications, and application at:

Following documents will need to be attached:

  • letter of interest addressing the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above.
  • curriculum vitae.
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy.
  • research plans.
  • three references with contact information.


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