Founding Library Director
Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School Library
Oakland University seeks an experienced, energetic leader to launch a state-of-the-art library to support the innovative curriculum and mission of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWBSM). The new, primarily digital, medical library will be part of the University Library system, benefitting from and contributing to shared collections and collaborative relationships with both the University Library and the Beaumont Hospitals library system. A new building, with space for the medical library, is being planned.
About the Medical School
The OU William Beaumont School of Medicine, a partnership between Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals, will be the first new medical school in Michigan in a generation. The OUWBSM will train physicians to practice with a patient-centered focus, emphasizing wellness and prevention, and the management of acute illness and chronic disease. Its innovative curriculum will emphasize: working in teams of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; training students to embrace web-based learning and use new technologies in patient care; and promoting applied research. Beaumont Hospitals, the largest, non-university affiliated, post-graduate teaching program in the country, will be the medical school’s exclusive clinical partner and is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide with 10 or more clinical programs listed in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals. OU is undergoing the accreditation process with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), with plans to welcome the first class in 2010.
Rank, salary, benefits: This is a 12-month, tenured academic administrative position that reports to the Dean of the University Library. Appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Professor level; professional rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $95,000. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
General Information: Oakland is a state-assisted institution with an enrollment of approximately 19,000 students and a Carnegie classification as a “doctoral/research university.” OU is widely recognized for excellence in the biomedical sciences and other health care-related programs, and includes a School of Nursing, a School of Health Sciences, a renowned Eye Research Institute, and highly regarded programs in bioengineering, informatics and nanotechnology. The University is in Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban communities. It is located 25 miles north of Detroit in the city of Rochester, recently ranked by CNN/Money as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and features a campus that includes 1,441 acres of wooded hills and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site at http://www.oakland.edu.
Applications: Send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:
Shawn Virginia Lombardo, Chair
Medical Library Director Search Committee
300 Kresge Library
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
FAX: (248) 370-2474
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer.
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426