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Position Announcement - Associate Dean for Collections

University Libraries
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

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 will be 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 forty expert 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 development.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited master's program. Experience 
through increasingly responsible positions with demonstrated 
administrative excellence including 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. 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.

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.

Application Procedure: Send 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 ejgreene@utk.edu. 
Applicants who have questions about the position should contact 
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of Libraries, bdewey@utk.edu, 865 

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2009 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