Chief Information Officer - University of Tennessee System in Knoxville Tennessee

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University of Tennessee System

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0149

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the information systems architect for the UT system and provides technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the University-wide information technology program. The CIO is responsible for shared systems and services, the federated network among entities and IT infrastructure of entities; maintaining economical state-of-the-art technology, personnel, infrastructure, software and outsourced services for the University; security, legal and policy compliance of all networks and information systems; and is the University point of contact with federal, state and local law enforcement. The CIO is appointed by the Executive Vice President.

The CIO is responsible for providing cost-effective and integrated IT services; continuing the University's IT reorganization; planning for the long-term future of IT; acquiring and integrating academic and administrative applications; determining budget and technology resource requirements and creatively meeting these requirements; establishing and managing standards, policies, guidelines and security practices for technology use and the strategic planning and administrative oversight for IT staff. The CIO partners with campus/institute leadership to ensure that enterprise systems meet entity needs. The CIO serves, as directed, on various committees, commissions, boards and constituency organizations.

This position requires a Master's degree and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in information technology. Requires administrative technology experience for a complex institution, preferably a major research or education institution; previous experience as a senior information security officer; and expertise in IT service management methodologies, such as the IT Infrastructure Library. Experience should also include exposure to both shared and outsourced solutions, as well as support of in-house information and communication systems in a multi-site client-server environment. Demonstrated experience in comprehension of complex, technical subjects; ability to translate technical language to lay audiences; ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies and proven negotiation skills with vendors, contractors, and others.

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to the search committee chair at the following address: Missy Jenkins, 807 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996-0149.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references to: Missy Jenkins, 807 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996-0149. If application is submitted electronically, please submit in PDF format to

Keyword Phrases

  • CIO
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume