[Asis-l] Instructor, Political Papers Archivist, Knoxville, TN, USA

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April 8, 2003

Announcement of Professional Vacancy

Instructor, Political Papers Archivist

Two-Year Temporary Appointment

Responsibilities:  The Fred Thompson Archivist will be responsible for the
arrangement, description, and preservation of the papers of Fred Thompson,
Senator from Tennessee, 1994-2002, and the political papers of other
Tennessee notables as time allows.  The archivist will establish an
overall organizational scheme for the collection, determine preservation
needs, and supervise or perform arrangement.  The archivist will provide
outreach to the papers to students, faculty, and community groups in
conjunction with the Baker Center as well as develop exhibits and a web
presence.  The archivist will supervise the work of one or more student
assistants, and also assist the Libraries and the Director of the Howard
Baker Center in acquisition of other political papers relevant to
Tennessee and development of strategies to meet the challenges posed by
electronic documents.  The archivist will report to the University
Archivist, Special Collections.

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited M.L.S.; archival processing experience;
demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of
archival descriptive standards such as EAD; understanding of issues
related to electronic records and digital library projects; excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to work well with others
as part of a team environment.  Knowledge of 20th century political
history is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits:  Minimum $38,000.  Twelve-month, non tenure-track
appointment for 2 years.  Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days;
choice of state retirement plan or TIAA/CREF with no refundable
contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group
health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all
University employees; partial undergraduate tuition remission is available
to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Generous travel
support is available for professional development opportunities.

The position is available June 1, 2003.  Review of applicants will begin
May 2, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send letter
of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail
addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Jill
Keally, Head, Library Support Services, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville,
TN 37996-1000, fax 865/974-4696; email keally at aztec.lib.utk.edu.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is
available at http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~lss/search/polarch.html.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not discriminate on the basis
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran
status in provision of education programs and services or employment
opportunities and benefits.  This policy extends to both employment by and
admission to the University.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or
disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the
requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section
504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the
other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity
and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560,
telephone 865/974-2498 (TTY available).  Requests for accommodation of a
disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of
Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125.

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