ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY POSITION: Science & Technology Coordinator APPPOINTMENT RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor SALARY: $45,000 minimum AVAILABLE: January 1, 2002 The University of Tennessee seeks a creative, experienced professional to lead the Science & Technology Group. Subject groups for the humanities, social sciences, and science & technology provide reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for the University Libraries. Members of each subject group include reference librarians who report to the coordinator, as well as other librarians from across the organization. Subject coordinators are key communicators with academic departments, subject librarians, and library administration. Reporting to the team leaders of Reference & Instructional Services and Collection Development & Management, the subject coordinators also participate fully in the broader planning activities of each team. Responsibilities: The Science & Technology Coordinator provides vision and leadership for science and technology services and collections, with primary planning, decision-making, and administrative responsibility for the Science & Technology Group. Members promote liaison with academic departments; develop and manage collections that support instruction and research, provide reference and research consultation through scheduled service at the general reference desk and by appointment; and give specialized instruction to classes. The coordinator oversees allocation and expenditure of collection budgets, and must make difficult decisions regarding access to costly science and technology resources. The coordinator also functions as a subject librarian, offering services to selected academic departments. Four librarians in Reference & Instructional Services report to the coordinator. Library faculty pursue active programs of professional development and research; the coordinator provides leadership and support for faculty in the subject group. Required Qualifications: Master's degree from ALA-accredited institution; several years of recent library experience applicable to the description and responsibilities outlined above; familiarity with scholarly communications in science and technology; demonstrated knowledge of effective collection development practices; strong service orientation and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and colleagues; demonstrated leadership ability; experience with providing Web-based information resources and services; familiarity with networked information systems and resources in multi-platform environments. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an academic library; undergraduate or graduate degree, or coursework in a science or technology discipline; demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and commitment to ongoing development. Salary and Benefits: Minimum for Assistant or Associate Professor, $45,000. 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. Environment: The University of Tennessee is a Carnegie Research Level One institution and enrolls approximately 26,000 students from the United States and over 100 other countries. UT is one of 27 higher education institutions holding the distinction of being both a land-grant institution and state university. The UT Libraries, with an annual budget exceeding $11 million, holds 2 million volumes and receives approximately 10,000 current serials. The Libraries system includes the John C. Hodges Library and four branches on the Knoxville campus. Over three hundred persons are employed, including 49 librarians. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2001 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. Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~lss/search/scitech.html The University of Tennessee 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 Equity and Diversity (OED), 2110 Terrace 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.