[Asis-l] Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections - Position Announcement - University of Tennessee

Library Vacancy libvacancy at utk.edu
Tue Mar 16 13:46:48 EDT 2010


University Libraries

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

 <http://www.lib.utk.edu/> www.lib.utk.edu    


Position Announcement

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications from highly
motivated, creative, and visionary individuals to lead collection services
and evolving scholarly communication/digital initiatives programs. The
Associate Dean provides strong leadership for a wide range of emerging
scholarly communication endeavors in the library, on the campus, and
nationally. The Associate Dean is responsible for a newly formed and
evolving portfolio of innovative collection services including:

*	Research Collections
*	Resource Sharing & Document Delivery
*	Scholarly Communication (Includes Trace -- UT's institutional
repository, Digital Library Initiatives, Newfound Press)
*	Technical Services & Digital Access
*	Electronic Resources & Serials Management


The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates
who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and
intercultural goals of the University. 


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 Libraries has an annual budget of more
than $16 million and a collections budget of $10.2 million (includes
approximately $1 million in annual endowment earnings), and employs over two
hundred persons, including 44 library faculty. UT Libraries is a member of
the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeastern Research
Libraries, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The library
values risk taking, excellence in user-centered service, collaboration,
innovation, diversity in all regards, creative achievement, and professional


Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited master's program. Experience through
increasingly responsible positions with demonstrated administrative
excellence including proactive leadership, effective supervisory and
budgetary skills, and the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the
diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Ability to thrive in an
environment of change and to foster that capacity in others. Experience with
collection development/management and resource sharing in the 21st century
academic library environment. Experience working effectively with campus
faculty and administrators. Demonstrated knowledge of technical services,
digital library programs and trends in scholarly communication, the open
access movement, and institutional repositories. Strong analytical and
decision making skills. Professional credentials that meet or exceed
requirements for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.


Desired: Knowledge of and ability to propose/oversee grants. Experience with
operations analysis and improvement. Experience with digital library
projects, electronic publishing, and evolving modes of scholarship.


Terms & Benefits: Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days and 12
sick leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement,
ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid by the University for
the employee; 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. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. University deans
and department heads are appointed with administrative stipend and 5 year
(renewable) terms.


Application Procedure: Send electronically a 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
<mailto:ejgreene at utk.edu> ejgreene at utk.edu. Applicants who have questions
about the position should contact Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of Libraries,
<mailto:bdewey at utk.edu> bdewey at utk.edu, 865 974-6600.


Review of applications will begin April 30, 2010 and will continue until the
position is filled. 


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment
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


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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