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Subject: English Literature Reference Librarian
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
December 1, 1997
POSITION: English Literature Reference Librarian
APPOINTMENT RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor
SALARY: Minimum $30,000 for Assistant Professor
Minimum $36,000 for Associate Professor
AVAILABLE: May 1, 1998
The English literature reference librarian functions within the Reference
and Instructional Services Department and reports to the Humanities
Coordinator. The individual is one of 18 reference librarians responsible
for information services to faculty and students in a broad range of
disciplines. General reference duties include service at a centralized
reference desk and participation in the Reference Services team and the
Humanities subject group. Some evening and weekend duty is required.
In addition to general reference responsibilities, the English language
and literature librarian provides reference, advanced research assistance,
and instruction for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty;
serves as the library liaison to the English Department and other
humanities areas depending on background and library needs; develops and
manages collections in various formats in English and American literature,
English language and general linguistics; and develops and promotes the
libraries' electronic texts collection and research initiatives.
Required: MLS from ALA-accredited library or information sciences school.
Several years' professional experience in an academic library, including
reference experience. Strong subject background in English literature,
language, and linguistics commensurate with developing upper-division and
graduate-level library instruction programs, building collections, and
meeting curricular and research needs of undergraduate and graduate
students. Knowledge of the publishing industry and publishing issues,
including electronic texts. Evidence of ability to communicate and work
collegially with faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and
the general public in all aspects of literature librarianship.
Preferred: Graduate degree in English or American Literature. Experience
in collection development. Record of research and publication in
literature librarianship. Experience in an e-text center or in developing
and/or promoting literary e-texts. Knowledge of one or more foreign
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about this position may be found at
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, Map, and Music. A fifth branch, the Social Work
Library, is located in Nashville. Over three hundred persons are
employed, including 49 librarians, 8 exempt, 123 non-exempt, and 150
students. UTK Libraries is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and SOLINET, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Research
Libraries Group. The UTK Libraries installed client-server integrated
system in 1997. The Libraries also offers a Web-based information system
and access to a variety of electronic information sources.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 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 423/974-4696.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 1998, 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 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.
Administration - Hodges Library
University of Tennessee
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