UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LIBRARIES
Grant Funded, 3year position
Position: Grant Manager
Appointment Rank: Research Assistant Professor
Salary: $38,000.00 minimum
Available: January 15, 2006
The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks candidates for the position
of Grant Manager at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. The Grant
Manager reports to the University Archivist and works within the
University Libraries at the University of Tennessee , Knoxville . The
Grant Manager will direct the “The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee : A
Grass Roots Approach to Volunteer Voices,” a 2005 IMLS National
Leadership Grant. With $928,080 from IMLS this $1.8 million project,
sponsored by TENN-SHARE, will build a free, electronically accessible
database of 10,000 unique and thematically significant historical
digital items from Tennessee’s archives, libraries, museums, and other
repositories from across the state; create a statewide network of shared
resources, training opportunities, and common technical standards; and
begin to integrate digitized primary sources into the state’s K-12
The Grant Manager administers the 3-year grant, working closely with the
co-PIs and dozens of information and cultural heritage professionals
from across the state to help establish and operate three regional
digitization centers. The Grant Manager manages the staff of the East
Tennessee digitization center, develops timelines for project
completion, promotes the project through presentations and publications,
monitors the overall budget and coordinates statewide project
activities. Some travel is required.
ALA-accredited MLS degree; demonstrated experience with web-related
markup languages, web site design and organization, and standards-based
metadata schemes; demonstrated understanding of digitization/digital
projects. Project management experience. Effective analytical,
communication, and writing skills. Valid driver’s license
Second Master’s degree; Supervisory experience, including the training
of student assistants; Experience working with digital library projects,
especially statewide or consortia based endeavors
The University of Tennessee 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. Enrollment in the statewide system is
approximately 42,000. Our students come from every county in Tennessee ,
every state in the nation, and many foreign countries. The university
holds the Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive classification. It is the
oldest and largest public institution of higher education in Tennessee ,
founded in Knoxville in 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state.
The University of Tennessee Libraries , with an annual budget of more
than $13 million, includes the John C. Hodges Main Library; the James D.
Hoskins Library, which includes the Map and Special Collection
Libraries; the Webster Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Library; and the George F. DeVine Music Library. The Social Work Library
is located in Nashville . Over three hundred persons are employed,
including 58 librarians, 10 exempt, 123 non-exempt, and 150 students. UT
Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET,
and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries offers a
Web-based information system and access to a variety of electronic
Additional information about this position and the UT community is
available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/lss/lpp/grantmgr.htm
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Appointment at rank of Research Assistant Professor. Salary is $38,000.
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.
Review of applications will begin January 9, 2006 and will continue
until the position is filled. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume,
and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of
three recent references to: Gail Conner, Manager, Library Personnel &
Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd. , Knoxville , TN 37996-1000 .
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The institution welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds,
cultures and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity,
pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
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), 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 Human Resources Management, 600 Henley
Street , Knoxville , TN 37996-4125 .
Anthony D. Smith
Digital Initiatives Coordinator and Assistant Professor
The University of Tennessee
647 John C. Hodges Library
Knoxville, TN 37996
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