The University of Tennessee at Martin enthusiastically invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the Paul Meek Library, an executive position with faculty status.
About UT Martin
Located in rural northwest Tennessee, UT Martin is committed to broadening the horizons of its 7,000 students and positioning them for success--in fact, the campus' motto is, "The Sky's the Limit." UT Martin is a comprehensive campus with five colleges offering more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs. The campus also offers five graduate degrees within 17 specialized concentrations.
Focused on providing access to higher education, UT Martin has more off-campus centers than any public four-year university in the state and is the UT System's largest provider of online education. In addition, UT Martin has created partnerships with other UT campuses to provide roadmaps to professional degree programs, such as law and veterinary medicine at UT Knoxville and pharmacy at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis.
Ranked nationally as a "Top-20 University in the South" by U.S. News & World Report and as the "Best Southeastern University" by The Princeton Review, UT Martin is the place where dreams take flight.
About the Opportunity
The Dean is the chief academic officer of the library and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship in a University setting, articulate and advocate the strategic direction of the Library, provide sound fiscal management, and promote a collaborative environment within the Library, across campus, and throughout the community. The Dean will lead fundraising efforts to support the mission of the library, engaging existing donors and cultivating relationships with prospective donors. The successful candidate must have a record of effective academic leadership; a successful record of teaching and public service; and scholarly or creative accomplishments to justify a tenure-track appointment at the rank of professor.
* Advocates for the Library as the center of academic life on the campus and as a resource to the community and region.
* Supports the University's strategic plan, core academic curriculum, and outreach for equitable access to resources, and promotes information literacy and librarianship within the campus community, region, and state.
* Champions a culture of engagement and belonging by providing leadership in an environment that actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and possesses a deep commitment to these values and demonstrates action and accountability in advancing strategies to support them at all levels of the University.
* Leads and coordinates library staff and faculty personnel in developing collections that support academic programs and promoting information literacy across the curriculum.
* Leads fundraising and friend raising efforts for the library.
* Provides support for the scholarly activity of faculty librarians.
* Prepares, administers, and oversees the Library's budgets and endowments, with particular emphasis on collection development, faculty/staff development, and evolving technological needs.
* Supports the University in all SACSCOC and other accreditation efforts.
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The primary purpose of the University of Tennessee at Martin is to provide a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff. In addition, the university is dedicated to meeting lifelong educational needs by providing graduate programs, distance-learning opportunities and other creative endeavors. Furthermore, the university is committed to advancing the regional and global community through scholarly activities, research and public service.