Director of The Health Information Center and Preston Medical Library
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 12:00 AM

Title: Director of The Health Information Center and Preston Medical Library 

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Department: The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM)


The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine seeks an outstanding professional library leader with a proven history of success in providing leadership for medical and patient centered libraries. The Director of The Health Information Center and Preston Medical Library reports to the Dean of The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) and the Chief Financial Officer of University Health System (UHS). The Library Director has the primary responsibility for providing vision and leadership for planning, directing and evaluating services and resources. The library has a dual function, serving as both an academic medical center library and a patient centered library. As such, it serves with equal emphasis, the staff, faculty, students and healthcare providers at the University of Tennessee Medical Center as well as its patients, family members and community.

The Director must have experience in administrative leadership, strategic and financial planning, personnel management, obtaining grant funding, implementing research, and publishing. The successful candidate must be able to function in both an academic setting and a patient centered hospital setting. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with a diverse community of scholars, administrators, patients and families seeking health information. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to knowledge of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and diversity and inclusion. A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program is required and second master’s degree in business administration or education is desired. A minimum of five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a health sciences library and a member of the Academy of Health Informational Professions is required. Faculty rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information to Mitchell Goldman, MD, Assistant Dean, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1924 Alcoa Highway, U-94, Knoxville, TN 37920. Please direct questions to Dr. Goldman at [email protected] or (865) 305-9290.  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until appointment is made.  It is preferred, however, that all applications be submitted prior to November 9, 2017.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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 University.

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), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.