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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.