PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN FAHD UNIVERSITY

Director of Learning Resource Center 

Location
Saudi Arabia (SA)
Posted
13 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Director of Learning Resource Center 
Department:         Learning Resource Center
Reports to:         Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

The Director of the Learning Resources Center is responsible and accountable for overall library operations and the development of an effective program of library services and learning support activities in concert with the mission, goals and objectives of the University.
In addition to services provided by its staff of professional librarians and library resources, the LRC offers a formal program of services designed to support students and help them achieve success in their academic pursuits. These programs provide an integrated set of services that assist students as they make the transition to university life.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

•    Develops, coordinates and evaluates the functions and activities of all Learning Resources Center departments to provide effective and efficient library services to the University.
•    Represents the Learning Resources Center and/or the University on internal and external committees dealing with issues of information services.
•    Supervise professional and support staff.
•    Maintains responsibility for the Learning Resources Center collections.
•    Manages the Learning Resources Center budgets.
•    Provides support services that facilitate teaching, learning, and research through close collaboration with faculty and campus computing staff.
•    Engages in all aspects of planning for the Learning Resources Center.
•    Oversees the Learning Resources Center’s collection development policy and priority decisions.
•    Plans and implements technology for the Learning Resources Center, including planning for design and renovation.
•    Communicates a consistent vision of Learning Resources Center priorities and implements new services and strategic directions compatible with that vision and the mission of the University.
•    Recruits, supervises, and evaluates Center staff.
•    Encourages and supports professional development for all Center staff.
•    Serves as an advocate, spokesman, and leader for the Center’s educational mission at campus, community, and national levels.
•    Establishes and maintains a productive and effective working relationship with faculty and the staff of the Learning Resources Center
•    Fosters local and national cooperation in sharing resources, networking, and the development of collections.
•    Encourages and coordinates efforts to secure external funding in support of the Learning Resources Center.
•    Responsible for planning, budgeting, assessment, staff development, and general oversight of all services and resources offered through the LRC, including learning enrichment services and library resources and services.

Qualifications: 

•    A Doctoral degree in librarianship in education or a related discipline from an accredited university preferred.
•    A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university.
•    The ability to speak and write fluently in English.
•    At least five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library. 
•    Demonstrated ability to administer traditional overall library operations, including long-term planning and personnel. 
•    Commitment to the role of academic libraries in supporting teaching and research.
•    Understanding of current issues and emerging technologies in academic librarianship. 
•    A record of scholarly and professional contributions.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    A demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with internal and external constituencies of the Learning Resources Center.

Benefits and Conditions: 

PMU offers an income tax free compensation package, commensurate with rank and experience, including 12 month salary, summer vacation, accommodation, annual round trip airfare to home country, medical insurance, assistance with school fees for children and end of contract benefits.

These positions are exciting opportunity for faculty to experience the state-of-the-art facilities and learning-centered environment. Also, PMU offers an opportunity to experience the life and culture of the Middle East.
We are looking for creative, experienced and qualified applicants who will identify with the mission of the University.

How to Apply:

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vita (include a recent photo; state citizenship; and links to Google Scholar and LinkedIn profile), unofficial copy of Ph.D. Diploma, statement of research and interests as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send application materials, via email, clearly stating the position applied for, to:

Human Resources: 

Ms. Shazia Sammer
( ssyed@pmu.edu.sa)

Ms. Tedda Jane Castro
( tcastro@pmu.edu.sa

Ms. Rania Sinno
( rsinno@pmu.edu.sa

CC: ( vacancies@pmu.edu.sa