[Asis-l] Vacancy - UT Knoxville Libraries

UTK Library Faculty Vacancies libvacancy at utk.edu
Wed Nov 7 09:00:25 EST 2007





Position:                                  Reference Librarian for Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


Appointment Rank:                Assistant Professor


Salary:                                     $42,000 minimum


Available:                                March 1, 2008



The University of Tennessee (UT) Libraries seeks an energetic individual to join the Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library team as the Reference Librarian for Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.  This librarian will provide creative and innovative user services in the library's highly collaborative environment and serve as liaison to an important multidisciplinary education and research community at UT's Institute of Agriculture.  Responsibilities emphasize outreach to students and faculty through consultation and instruction.  Management of a $300,000 collections budget is required.


The Institute of Agriculture (http://www.agriculture.utk.edu) includes UT's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Extension, and the Experiment Station, and includes the departments of Animal Science, Agricultural Extension Education, Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Sciences, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Plant Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Economics, and Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries.  The librarian reports to the head of the Pendergrass Library.




The librarian delivers general services and subject-specific reference assistance to the Pendergrass Library's clientele.  The librarian promotes the library, educates about issues in scholarly communications, and seeks opportunities to contribute in a library committed to user-centered services.



Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's.  Demonstrable service orientation and understanding of library services in a research university.  Experience or course work in bibliography and reference services. Knowledge of scientific literature and publishing trends.  Commitment to promoting information literacy.  Excellent technological skills.  Evidence of ability to work collegially.


Preferred Qualifications:  Experience or preparation for teaching. Academic background in science or a field of agriculture.  Experience in science reference, preferably in an academic library.  Experience creating and maintaining Web resources.  Evidence of research or creative achievement.



The University of Tennessee is the state's flagship institution of higher education, offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; research; and public service throughout the state.


The University of Tennessee Libraries, with an annual budget of more than $16 million, employs over three hundred persons, including 47 librarians.  UT Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET, and the Center for Research Libraries.


Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/lss/lpp/agreflib.html


Salary and Benefits:

Appointment at rank of Assistant Professor.  Minimum salary is $42,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure. Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or TIAA/CREF with nonrefundable 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.


Review of applications will begin January 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to:  Elizabeth Greene, Library Personnel & Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene at utk.edu.


Qualified winter 2007 graduates are encouraged to apply.  


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.


In accordance with 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 of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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