The Rutgers University Libraries have opened the search for the new director of the Institute of Jazz Studies. The position description is pasted below, and you can also find it in link to the library's human resources website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/human_resources/employment
Institute of Jazz Studies
185 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
March 17 , 2014 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 214
TITLE : Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers University Libraries – Newark Campus
The Rutgers University Libraries invite nominations and applications for the important position of Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. The Director will be an accomplished leader who provides the vision and energy required to fulfill the IJS mission to preserve and promote jazz as a living art form. Among other activities, s/he will lead IJS in development of services and programs that promote excellence in research, scholarship, and learning. The Director will oversee the continued growth and success of IJS through the management of all operations, maintaining the highest levels of productivity, integrity, and quality. S/he will spearhead the ongoing acquisition of important jazz research collections and supporting resources. The Director will maintain an active personal presence in the jazz world and represent IJS on the regional, national, and international stages.
Located at Rutgers University - Newark, the Institute of Jazz Studies collects, maintains, and makes available unique collections that include over 100,000 sound recordings, 100 distinct archival collections, over 30,000 photographs, extensive oral history collections, books, jazz periodicals, musical instruments, and other memorabilia. The collections support research by scholars and writers from around the world, musicians, arts institutions, record labels, students at all levels, and the media. The highly regarded Masters of Arts Program in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers University - Newark is supported directly by IJS collections and personnel. IJS maintains an active outreach program, furthering jazz education at all levels, and supports scholarship through the publication of the Journal of Jazz Studies , a leading English-language scholarly jazz journal, and the Studies in Jazz monograph series. The Institute currently has a dedicated faculty of five librarians and archivists, a staff collections specialist, and part-time employees.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Reporting to the Director of the Dana Library, is responsible for the administration and development of the Institute. Collaborates with the Dana Library Director and IJS and Rutgers teaching faculty to identify and pursue external funding sources, including individual donors and grant funding agencies, and plans and manages grant-funded projects. Oversees the solicitation, evaluation, and acceptance of gift collections. Works with the Associate Director to oversee all aspects of IJS operations and services, ensuring outstanding research services to a diverse scholarly and professional community and the broader public. Collaborates with the Head of Collection Services to prioritize and oversee the processing and preservation of archival collections in multiple formats. With IJS faculty and staff, interprets the collections and services of the Institute through programming - exhibitions, conferences, symposia, lectures, and musical performances - that provides broad exposure to IJS resources. Coordinates editorial work for the Journal of Jazz Studies . As a member of a university-wide faculty, is expected to participate in system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces and to demonstrate commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant scholarly and professional associations. Mentors other IJS faculty in pursuit of these activities.
QUALIFICATIONS : Significant experience and exemplary scholarship in the study of American music, which includes an academic background as well as an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a Master’s degree and/or doctorate in History, Archival Studies, Jazz Studies, Music, or a closely-related relevant advanced degree. The successful candidate must also have a strong record of leadership and service in one or more of the disciplines noted herein and experience working with donors of rare or archival materials. The successful candidate will possess extensive professional experience and accomplishment in academic or research library special collections, archives, or similar settings, or as an academic and researcher with relevant managerial and administrative experience. Must demonstrate or articulate a vision of the role of archival and special research collections in the delivery of information services to a diverse academic community and to the jazz world. Must be familiar with issues relating to managing and preserving digital collections. Must be able to meet tenure and promotion requirements. Desired skills include effective communication with library, archival and jazz studies colleagues, jazz professionals, teaching faculty, administration, students, and alumni and innovation and organizational abilities. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
SALARY : Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.
LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY PROFILE : The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Health Sciences Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The Rutgers University Libraries hold membership with of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities, and a Fedora-based institutional repository.
Situated on 35 acres in downtown Newark, Rutgers University - Newark is the nation’s most diverse national university campus. Part of a dynamic urban environment, and positioned to take a leading role in the further revitalization of Newark, t he Newark campus is a doctoral-degree granting research institution. Classified as a Carnegie Research Intensive institution, Rutgers University - Newark offers 14 doctoral programs. The Newark campus has more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students and anticipated growth in the student body, as well as in the number of resident students. The John Cotton Dana Library, in conjunction with the other Rutgers libraries, including the Newark Law Library, provides services and support for the campus.
Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. Rutgers is also a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago. The combined enrollment across all four Rutgers campuses is more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and more than 115 countries working toward degrees in 33 schools and colleges with an overall emphasis on arts and sciences.
For more information go to the Libraries website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu ; to learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to: http://library.newark.rutgers.edu .
TO APPLY: CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY. To apply please email your application in Word format (include cover letter, resume, names of three references, and where you saw the position advertised) to: Lila Fredenburg, (APP. 214 ) , Director of Administrative Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: [log in to unmask] , FAX: 732-932-7637
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment .