Director, School of Information Sciences College of Communication and Information – University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

Director, School of Information Sciences

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is conducting an international search for the position of Director of the School. A Ph.D. in library and information sciences or closely related fields is required for this 12-month position.  The successful applicant will hold the rank of Full Professor or meet the University of Tennessee’s criteria for Full Professor upon hire and will be eligible for tenure upon hire.

The salary is competitive and based on experience and academic credentials. Candidates should have: strong intellectual, organizational, diplomatic, communication, and leadership skills; a national/international scholarly reputation; and a strong record of research, teaching and service. In addition, they should have the ability to: build strong, positive relationships with all members of the School, with other CCI and UTK schools/departments, and the administration of the College and University; effectively manage School resources, faculty and staff; represent and promote the program externally; assess the need for a new, innovative undergraduate program in information sciences; maintain scholarly activity; actively promote faculty research and scholarship and support externally funded faculty research; actively engage in development, fundraising and alumni cultivation; work effectively with the SIS Advisory Board and College’s Board of Visitors; support and create productive partnerships across disciplinary and organizational boundaries; and recruit and maintain a well-qualified diverse student body.

The Director will provide leadership for the School with duties and responsibilities as described in the UTK Faculty Handbook. Applicants should have knowledge of and a commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  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.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application,    (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of 5 references to: School of Information Sciences Director Search Committee, at, or send hard copies of these materials to 302 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. 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.