The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University has launched a search for a new Dean. Current Syracuse iSchool Dean, and former iSchools Organization iCaucus Chair, Elizabeth D. Liddy, will step down and retire in May, 2019.
Reporting to the Syracuse University Provost, the Dean will collaborate with the 12 deans of the other schools and colleges at Syracuse and with senior University leadership. The Dean will oversee 50 tenure-track faculty members, professors of practice and teaching faculty, and a staff of 50 and will be responsible for an operating budget of $62 million.
The Syracuse iSchool, a founding member of the iSchools Organization, is a globally recognized leader in advancing knowledge and developing creative, thoughtful, and technically capable leaders in the information field. The mission of the iSchool is to expand human capabilities by connecting people, information and technology. The faculty and staff of the iSchool are committed to preparing students to become leaders in the information field and using information to solve problems faced by individuals and organizations. Together, the faculty, staff and students of the iSchool impact research and the information profession through scholarship, rigorous education opportunities and commitment to service that advances science, improves professional practice and contributes to society.
Consistently ranked among the top five programs of its kind in the country by U.S. News and World Report, the Syracuse iSchool offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels; master’s programs are available both on campus and online.
The next Dean will lead Syracuse’s iSchool at a time when its disciplines are in increasingly high demand by undergraduate, professional and graduate students. The Dean will have the opportunity to capitalize on this exciting information age by focusing on fostering academic excellence, advancing the research agenda, building institutional capacity, and raising visibility and resources.
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, research institution in the heart of central New York, where students choose from more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs. Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity, known for its professional programs, investment in research and innovation, and school spirit.
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This search is being handled by Russell Reynolds Associates, executive search consultants. Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest can be sent to: SyracuseiSchool@russellreynolds.com.