[Asis-l] Faculty Position at UTennessee

Tenopir, Carol ctenopir at utk.edu
Thu Oct 23 11:43:31 EDT 2008


The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective, August 1, 2009.


Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, library science or related area. Demonstrated teaching ability and established research record or demonstrated research potential. 


Education and experience in one or more of the following areas: user/instructional services; sources and services in humanities, sciences, social sciences; archives or academic librarianship. Experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes, is highly desirable. Ability to teach one of the 3 required courses (510 Information Environment, 520 Information Representation and Organization, IS 530 Information Access and Retrieval).


Typically teaching two courses at the graduate or undergraduate level per semester.
Instruction in both live on-site and through synchronous digital technology. Advising students, participating in the life of the School, including service on School, College, and campus committees, and developing/maintaining relationships with graduates and other members of the library and information science community. Develop and sustain an active and productive program of research/scholarship.

The School of Information Sciences offers an ALA-accredited masters degree and an undergraduate minor in information studies and technology, and participates in an interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information. Further information about the program, faculty, and the life of the School may be found at www.sis.utk.edu.

The School, located on the main campus in Knoxville, is part of the College of Communication and Information and has a full-time faculty of 12 and a staff of five.

The University of Tennessee, established in 1796, is the land-grant institution in the state and the premier research institution. Knoxville is the largest of four campuses, including a large medical campus in Memphis, and is noted for its strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Other professional programs include business, law, education, engineering, social work and nursing. There are many opportunities for inter-and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The College of Communication and Information includes strong programs in library and information sciences, advertising, journalism and electronic media, public relations, and communication studies. 

The Knoxville metropolitan area is the gateway to the Smoky Mountains National Park as well as national forests and other outdoor attractions. The Tennessee Valley Authority home office is in Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, where the University is an active partner, is a few minutes away. The area has rich historical and cultural traditions.


Commensurate with experience. Opportunities for summer teaching. UT participates in TIAA/CREF and offers an excellent benefits package, including partial tuition reimbursement for dependents enrolled at the University.


Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.


Statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:

Dr. Carol Tenopir, Search Committee Chair
ctenopir at utk.edu
School of Information Sciences University of Tennessee
451 Communications Building
1345 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37996-0341

Emailed applications are preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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), ADA (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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