Systematic Review Service Coordinator & Senior Research & Learning Services Librarian

at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (view profile)
Location Memphis, United States of America
Date Posted October 28, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Master's degree in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate degree on life science disciplines.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $65,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The UTHSC Health Sciences Library is committed to providing outstanding service in the ever-changing environment of academic medicine, healthcare delivery, and biomedical research. We are currently expanding our team of energetic, service-oriented, and collaborative professionals in the Research & Learning Services (RLS) department. The Systematic Review Service Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director for Research & Learning Services.


This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Faculty rank will be at the level of Associate Professor.

Salary is commensurate with education/experience. $65,000 minimum for the candidate with the required education and experience.


  • Leads systematic review support service including updating policies and procedures and assessing service value and effectiveness.
  • Performs systematic reviews and assigns reviews to other librarians.
  • Provides training or coaching to librarians and systematic review team members to ensure quality of service.
  • Stays current with trends and tools in systematic review processes and in health science librarians’ role in supporting systematic reviews.
  • Serves as library liaison to specific academic colleges and/or departments to identify their needs, solicits input on library collection development for specific departmental disciplines, and provides customized library services for departments to create a library environment conducive to student success.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty to design and teach curriculum-integrated instruction sessions, and create online tutorials for distance education students focused on library resources and information literacy skills.
  • Participates in planning, policy and procedure formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.
  • Participates in the development of library workshops and orientations, including an assessment plan for these services.
  • Develops and maintains library resource guides for systematic reviews, specific disciplines, and subjects.
  • Participates in professional activities and professional development.


Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate degree on life science disciplines.

Candidates must provide evidences of:

- Five (5) years of professional-level experience working on systematic reviews.

- Advanced level of searching competence with experience executing systematic reviews, meta-analysis, or related research projects.

- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a strong service orientation.

- Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

- Ability to easily network and build relationships, both internally and externally, across the organization.

- Flexibility, patience, political savvy, and a sense of humor when obstacles present themselves.

Preferred Qualifications:

     - Preference will be given to candidates with experience in or an enthusiasm for the health or life sciences and with three (3) years experience in coordinating information   services in an academic setting or in a research entity.

- Participation in research teams as a peer or a collaborator, such as a publication record, including a systematic review.

- Experience with tools or programs for performing systematic reviews and delivering library research support services.

- Experience providing library instruction and reference/research support.

- Familiarity with evidence-based medicine (EBM), including clinical teaching, clinical care, and EBM resources, including their utility/validity.


For questions, please contact:


Lin Wu, Chair

Search Committee for Systematic Review Service Coordinator

Assistant Director/ Associate Professor for RLS department

Health Sciences Library

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

877 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38163

Phone: (901) 448-4759

Fax: (901) 448-7351

For additional information and the full job description, please visit the library’s Employment Opportunities page.

Review of applications will begin on November 23rd, 2020 and continue until position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Remote work may be possible. A copy of official college transcripts verifying terminal degree will be required prior to hire.


Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.