[Asis-l] Position: Director, Dalhousie University School of Information Management

Haidar Moukdad haidar.moukdad at dal.ca
Tue Aug 12 17:23:59 EDT 2008

Director, Dalhousie University School of Information Management

The Dalhousie University School of Information Management invites
Applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Associate Professor or
Professor level (dependent upon qualifications and experience) commencing
July 1, 2009. In addition to an academic appointment, this is a leadership
position in Dalhousie University's Faculty of Management. The Faculty has a
unique commitment to values-based management and interdisciplinary research
and learning. We seek an additional colleague who will lead and thrive in
this environment.

At the graduate level the School of Information Management offers 1) an
Onsite Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) accredited by the
American Library Association, 2) Canada's first mid-career, cost-recovery
Master of Information Management (MIM) designed for the public and private
sectors available principally by distance, and 3) four combined graduate
degrees (with Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, and
Environmental Management). At the undergraduate level, the School of
Information Management contributes to the interdisciplinary Bachelor of
Management degree with the three additional schools in the Faculty of
Management (Business Administration, Public Administration, and Resource and
Environmental Studies). In addition, the School participates in Dalhousie
University's Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The successful candidate will have:
+ a PhD in Library and Information Studies, Information Management, or other
pertinent field;
+ demonstrated leadership skills related to management of academic or
related programs;
+ a collaborative management style, with proven success in change 
+ a strong research record, demonstrated by publications and grants,
commensurate with experience and stage of career;
+ demonstrated success in teaching; and
+ professional experience will be an asset as the School of Information
Management is a professional school.

The School of Information Management provides a dynamic and collegial
environment. Further information about the School may be found at
sim.management.dal.ca. In addition to launching its new Master of
Information Management, the School's strategic goals include participation
in a Knowledge Management major in the Bachelor of Management program,
continuous evolution Of the MLIS, and development of additional research and
teaching collaborations with colleagues across Dalhousie's Faculty of

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an
employment equity/affirmative action employer. The University encourages
applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability,
racially visible persons and women.

Applicants should send their letter, brief teaching portfolio, statement of
research, and full curriculum vitae (including names and contact information
for three referees, who will be contacted only for shortlisted candidates)

Dr Sunny Marche, Chair
Search Advisory Committee for the Appointment of Director
School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
6100 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3J5
Email: sunny.marche at dal.ca
Fax: Int +1.902.494.2451

Applications will be short-listed as soon as possible after 15th October
2008. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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