Professional Vacancy (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Pam Braden 27 Mar 1996 15:02 UTC
PLEASE POST OR ROUTE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY March 1, 1996 University of Tennessee, Knoxville POSITION: Head, Collection Development APPOINTMENT RANK: Associate Professor or Professor SALARY: Minimum: $50,000 AVAILABLE: August, 1996 RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs collection management and assessment activities for the UTK Libraries. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and provides leadership and management for all collection-related activities, including preservation, in a collaborative organizational environment. Shares in library management, planning, and decision-making through the Library Management Group and its subgroups. At full staff, will supervise five librarians and four support staff. Coordinates collection development and management activities of approximately 25 librarians whose primary assignments are in other areas including reference services and branch libraries. Allocates and manages a $4 million materials budget. Formulates collection development policies and communicates policies and decisions within the library and to the wider university community. QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum of four years of increasing professional responsibility and leadership with collection-related activities in an academic or research library. Broad knowledge of and experience with academic/research library collection development and management issues, information technology, and automation. Knowledge of trends in publishing and higher education. Demonstrated experience in budget management. Strong leadership, communication, and decision-making skills. Commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment. Demonstrated record of professional and scholarly activities. This is a tenure track appointment requiring the ability to meet promotion and tenure criteria. Additional advanced degree is desirable. OPPORTUNITIES: This position will offer a unique opportunity to shape the future of the UTK Libraries' collection development and management team. As this team is developed, there will be many occasions for applying creative thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. BENEFITS: Librarians at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have faculty rank and status and are appointed for twelve months. This is a tenure track appointment. Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure. Annual leave is accrued at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. Faculty have their choice of a state retirement plan or TIAA/CREF. Non-refundable contributions to either retirement plan are paid for the employee by the University. Group health and life insurance plans are available. Tuition remission is available for all university employees; partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. ENVIRONMENT: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Carnegie Research Level One institution, enrolls approximately 26,000 students from every state in the United States and approximately 100 other countries. As Tennessee's comprehensive campus, UTK offers more doctoral programs than any other institution in the state, and its faculty attract nearly $80 million annually for sponsored research programs. UTK is one of 27 higher education institutions holding the distinction of being both a land-grant institution and state university. The UTK Libraries, with an annual budget of almost $10 million, holds 2 million volumes and receives approximately 14,000 current serials. The Libraries system includes the John C. Hodges Library and four branches on the Knoxville campus: Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine, Archives and Special Collections, Cartographic Information Center, and Music. A fifth branch, the Social Work Library, is located in Nashville. Over three hundred persons are employed, including 52 librarians, 10 exempt, 127 non-exempt, and 160 students. UTK Libraries is a member of SOLINET, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Research Libraries Group. The UTK Libraries will install a client-server integrated system in 1996. The Libraries also offers a Web-based information system and access to a variety of electronic information sources. Additional information about this position and the UTK community can be found on the World Wide Web, URL address: http://aztec.lib.utk.edu/~bayne/cd.html APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Jill Keally, Library Support Services, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000, fax 423/974-4696. Review of applications will begin May 15, 1996, and will continue until the position is filled. 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 educational 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 Diversity Resources & Educational Services (DRES), 1818 Lake Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (423) 974-2498 (TTY available). Requests for accomodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinatior at the Office of Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125.