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Faculty Positions

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Director of Branch Library and Research Data Services

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, experienced, innovative manager to lead all aspects of Branch Library and Research Data Services. This includes leading librarians and staff in the Angelo Bruno Business Library, the Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering, and the McLure Education Library. The incumbent will manage and centralize all operations related to research data services and library assessment across the University Libraries. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, the Director of Branch Library and Research Data Services supervises 9 faculty and 12 staff. Primary duties for this position include overseeing all aspects of Branch Libraries management, overseeing librarians and staff, supporting a robust instruction program, enhancing research data services initiatives, and ensuring a holistic assessment of collections and services for the University Libraries. They will be responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing innovative reference, instruction, and outreach programs. This position will oversee and guide the collection, analysis, and reporting of assessment data and recommend changes for continuous quality improvement. The incumbent will be responsible for gathering qualitative and quantitative data for national, system-wide, and accreditation reporting. This position will provide direct oversight to ensure effective delivery of services in support of teaching, learning, and research that align with the needs of an R1 institution. The incumbent will lead initiatives across the University Libraries to expand and centralize research data services and measure research impact through innovative workshops and use of emerging technologies. The candidate oversees efforts across the University Libraries to promote and integrate data services, data literacy, data curation, and geographic information systems into library instruction and the data services workshops series program across the disciplines. Priorities for the position include coordinating research support, reference services, and instruction across the Branch Libraries to ensure consistency in practice. They will manage outreach initiatives in order to promote services and collections within the Branch Libraries. The position also works collaboratively across the University Libraries to contribute to the development of a cohesive collection strategy to enhance the user experience, improve access and discovery, and provide content at point of need. This position will lead efforts in the Branch Libraries to raise awareness of scholarly communication initiatives, including the Institutional Repository, author rights, copyright, data management plans, open educational resources, and open access. The successful candidate will possess a vision for establishing a contemporary organizational model that ensures efficient and effective cross training throughout the Branch Libraries and Research Data Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing all operations within the three Branch Libraries including managing 6 librarians and 12 staff members.
  • Managing all aspects of Research Data Services and Assessment including managing 3 librarians
  • Directing and expanding research data services, data management plans, and measuring research impact across the University Libraries.
  • Overseeing and coordinating research support, reference consultations, and instruction across the Branch Libraries to ensure consistency in practice.
  • Managing outreach initiatives in order to promote services and collections within the Branch Libraries.
  • Collaborating with the Associate Dean for Research Services and Information Technology, the Head of Gorgas Information Services, and University Libraries liaison faculty to develop a cohesive strategy for development and implementation of reference and instruction services.
  • Overseeing collection management and retention strategies for all Branch Libraries to ensure University Libraries resources align with teaching and research.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Resource Acquisition and Discovery to facilitate training for branch liaisons and staff.
  • Participating in development of accreditation reports and new program proposals.
  • Aligning Branch Library goals with the University Libraries Strategic Plan, academic departments on campus, and strategic goals of the University.
  • Providing leadership, mentorship, and direction to faculty and staff in the Branch Libraries.
  • Maintaining familiarity with research trends and priorities in Branch-related disciplines and advising of new initiatives within ASERL and ARL.
  • Working collaboratively across University Libraries to plan for expansion of collections at the Archival Facility.
  • Leading continuous improvement of work processes and procedures, including training and succession planning, workflow analyses, cross-training, and reorganization projects to assure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.
  • Managing faculty librarians and staff, including mentoring and development of skills and documenting performance.
  • Responsibilities of this position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

The position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders internally and externally. The candidate must have the ability to cooperate effectively with diverse faculty, staff, students, and administrators. This position is expected to maintain and build relationships in the University Libraries and with colleges and universities in the region, state, and nationally. The candidate must have the ability to foster collaboration and to develop and empower librarians and staff. The successful applicant must possess the ability to approach change, ambiguity, and complex problems in a research university setting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent and additional graduate degree in the sciences, social sciences, data sciences, or statistics.
  • Five to ten years of supervisory experience within a research library.
  • Proficient understanding of and experience with issues and trends in reference and instruction services.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with ExLibris Voyager products.
  • Substantial knowledge of and/or experience with FOLIO or other open source library products.
  • Experience implementing library services and developing and providing suggestions for improvement of library services.
  • Extensive experience compiling monthly and annual reports as required to meet various accreditation standards.
  • Experience with data management, analysis, and/or visualization applications (e.g,. R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Tableau, ArcGIS, or ESRI)
  • Experience with data services initiatives and workshops.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and set priorities.
  • Experience in leading strategic planning efforts.
  • Understanding of scholarly communications, including author rights, Open Access, OER, data management plans, institutional repositories, and data storage.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and motivating faculty librarians and staff with the ability to facilitate positive and progressive change.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of colleagues.
  • Proficiency with creating and analyzing detailed spreadsheets while creating data visualizations of complex data sets.
  • Enthusiasm for an innovative and evolving work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and evidence of strategic initiative to carry projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Evidence of an active research portfolio, and the ability to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for University Libraries faculty.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ten to fifteen years progressively responsible experience in a research library.
  • Doctoral degree in a science, social science, or data science field.
  • Experience managing or working closely with librarians in a research library.
  • Evidence of professional involvement in associations and organizations as expected of the position.
  • Experience with conducting data-driven academic research.
  • Knowledge of funding sources and organizations for grant revenues.
  • Experience submitting grant proposals.
  • Experience with data mining and managing large data sets.
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages (e.g., Perl, Tcl, Python, R, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Java).
  • Experience with data management and/or visualization applications (e.g,. R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Tableau, ArcGIS, or ESRI)
  • Knowledge of data formats (e.g., SML, JSON)
  • Experience overseeing RDS initiatives.
  • Experience with 3D printing and other “maker” technologies.
  • Record of effective assessment of liaison initiatives.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several larger cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure track faculty appointment as an Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu Click Search Positions, University Libraries in the drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 11, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean at maarthur@ua.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic, and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery and will actively contribute to management across the various functional areas within Resource Acquisition and Discovery. This faculty position will oversee the direction, development, delivery, and assessment of the University Libraries’ collection of electronic resources and proactively incorporate new and emerging techniques and technologies into the e-resource management workflow. They will provide leadership and support for faculty and staff in the electronic resources unit responsible for the optimal and accurate access to subscription electronic resources, including databases, electronic journals, e-books, and streaming video. In conjunction with the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery, they will oversee the day-to-day workflow for procurement of library materials in all formats and order types. They will explore, evaluate, implement, and assess emerging purchasing and delivery models for various types of digital content including a number of current demand driven and evidence-based purchasing plans. In collaboration with the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery as well as other faculty, staff, and students in the department, this position participates fully in planning, assessing, and determining strategic directions as well as maintaining accurate records of expenditures and financial reporting for the University Libraries’ collection budget. They will work closely with the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery, the Coordinator of Metadata, the Systems and Technical Processes Librarian, and subject liaisons to apply best practices to shape and improve discovery and access to resources for library users. The candidate must have willingness for continual learning, development and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. Must possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources from trial to subscription or purchase. Maintain accurate records for purchase decisions, licensing, and renewals 
  • Review and manage product licenses for e-content packages and subscriptions in conjunction with the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery and library administration as well as purchasing/legal entities on campus 
  • Assist the Director of Resource Acquisition & Discovery with management of all activities related to the purchase of library materials in all formats 
  • Design and prepare expenditure reports; maintain accurate acquisitions records; oversee ordering and invoice payments for library materials, and monitor renewals for electronic resources
  • Advise and collaborate with ILL and Access Services on issues regarding access and use of digital resources 
  • Work effectively with the current ILS (Voyager), discovery layer (EDS), usage consolidation system (EBSCO Usage Consolidation), SpringShare A-Z Databases list, and other resources in the EBSCO suite of tools
  • Support and lead the electronic resources and acquisitions staff in the migration to the FOLIO Library Service Platform
  • Assist with development of policies and procedures related to monographic and serials acquisitions, budgeting, fund management, and vendor assessment
  • Oversee the activation and management of new and existing e-resources within the knowledgebase of the library’s holdings and links management system
  • Oversee all aspects of troubleshooting e-resource access problems and develop proactive methods to preempt e-resource access problems before they are reported
  • Monitor trends in e-resource management, analyze tools and workflows, explore new models and recommend changes to existing tools and workflows as appropriate
  • Provide information, training, and support to inform colleagues and the campus of new features and interface changes related to e-resource discovery and access
  • Promote and improve resource access by updating, customizing, and integrating interfaces for e-resource discovery, including vendor platforms for databases, e-journals, e-books, and other library resources
  • Monitoring usage of all electronic resources, develop and submit reports on usage trends and provide analysis
  • Supervision of student workers and staff as required
  • Responsibilities of the position may change as University Libraries continue to evolve

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing electronic resources in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated ability to do detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Knowledge and experience with financial modules in Voyager or another ILS
  • Knowledge and experience with EBSCO Discovery Service or similar discovery service
  • Experience with the EBSCO suite of tools (EBSCOAdmin, EBSCOnet, EBSCO API, EBSCO Collection Manager, EBSCO Usage Consolidation, GOBI, Full Text Finder, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with FOLIO or other open source library products
  • Knowledge and experience with the COUNTER usage data standard
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, review, manage, and process licenses for e-content 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services to improve efficiency of workflow
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff
  • Friendly, approachable, demeanor with strong commitment to customer service excellence 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex and changing environment; proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and complete tasks according to an established timeframe, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of experience managing electronic resources and/or acquisitions in a large research library 
  • Experience working with consortia and consortial agreements and subscriptions
  • Supervisory experience with faculty or staff
  • Experience with fund management, vendor relations; knowledge of current issues and trends in collection development, or acquisitions; knowledge of web technologies and metadata standards related to effective e-resource access and discovery
  • Experience supporting ILL initiatives with just-in-time delivery of resources

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure track faculty appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu Click Search Positions, University Libraries in the drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 10, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean at maarthur@ua.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Project Manager, National Digital Newspaper Program

This is a one-year renewable grant-funded position for a general librarian.

The Digitizing Alabama Newspapers Project will digitize 100,000 pages of Alabama newspapers between the years 1909-1926 in accordance with National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) standards during the grant period. Digitized Alabama newspapers will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica. The NDNP Project Manager reports to the Project Director and will manage daily operations and workflow, supervise two student workers, and coordinate the work of other staff contributing to the project. They must possess strong managerial skills, knowledge of technical and descriptive metadata standards and best practices for digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or early career librarian to gain expert experience as a ranked faculty member in a highly trained and robust digitization unit at an R1 university’s Special Collections. More information on The University of Alabama Libraries Strategic Planning process and Special Collections goals can be found at: https://www.lib.ua.edu/about/strategic-planning/

Specific duties include:

70% Manage day-to-day NDNP project operations and workflow, including maintaining regular contact with contracted vendors; supervising the technical inspection of microfilm per ISO specifications; supervising quality control checks on all digital assets created by vendors; supervising the shipment and tracking of microfilm and digital assets; overseeing microfilm evaluation and metadata collection; maintaining project records; compiling statistics; preparing reports; monitoring the budget; and assisting with the title selection process.

15% Supervise two student workers; coordinating work of other staff contributing to the project.

15% Create outreach initiatives and partnerships, including developing public relations materials and overseeing project publicity; assisting with the maintenance of the project website; coordinating communication with the project Advisory Board; promoting the project through presentations (local, state and/or online) and targeted outreach activities as assigned; and actively participating in the NDNP user community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of microfilm to digital conversion processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata creation and standards.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a library or archives setting.
  • Experience as a project manager or other supervisory experience.
  • Experience with projects involving microfilm to digital conversion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and experience researching copyright.
  • Experience creating digital exhibits.
  • Experience conducting outreach and instruction to K-12 educators, a university community, or the general public.
  • Knowledge of Alabama history and geography.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in the 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track faculty renewable contract appointment contingent upon grant funding at the assistant professor rank. Salary is $52,000-$57,000. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Applications received by May 21, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean, at maarthur@ua.edu

Project Archivist

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking professional to serve as a Project Archivist. This is a clinical appointment reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and working collaboratively in an archival team of archivists and librarians, as well as archival and digital initiatives staff in Special Collections. The position supports access to and preservation of University Libraries rare and unique resources, including manuscript and photo collections, rare published materials, historic maps, and University records, through physical arrangement and intellectual description while continually striving toward the unit’s goals of More Product, Less Process (MPLP). This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or early career librarian to gain an expert knowledge of all archival operations and practices as a ranked faculty member in an R1 university Special Collections unit.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: processing manuscript and photo collections, including physical arrangement of varied formats of materials; creating finding aids and metadata; maintaining content in the unit’s archival data management system ArchivesSpace; accessioning collections; managing authorities and rights; evaluating content of materials; applying preservation strategies; providing reference service; and keeping up-to-date on current issues and trends in arrangement, description, preservation, and assessment of manuscript collections. This position also learns valuable skills in teaching library instruction for primary source materials and performing outreach activities for Special Collections, as well as creating physical and digital exhibits for display within University Libraries and for the global research community. Responsibilities of the position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

This position is an excellent opportunity to work with colleagues who are dedicated to processing and preserving a wide array of rare and unique materials in such areas as Southern U.S., African American, and Latin American history. More information on The University of Alabama Libraries Strategic Planning process and Special Collections goals can be found at: https://www.lib.ua.edu/about/strategic-planning/

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival content and structure standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata creation and standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of More Product, Less Process (MPLP) as well as other intensive processing and assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrated understanding implementing basic preservation standards for archival collections.
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience processing manuscript and/or photo collections, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with archival best practices.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or other archival data management system.
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with WordPress for content management.
  • Experience working with born digital collections.
  • Experience creating physical exhibits.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with photographic formats.
  • Reading proficiency in Spanish or another European language.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month clinical faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary range is $52,000.00 – $65,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applications received by May 21, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean, at maarthur@ua.edu .

Reference and Instruction Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking professional to serve as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. This is a clinical appointment reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and working collaboratively in a team of archivists and librarians, as well as archival and digital initiatives staff in Special Collections. The position supports reference, instruction, and outreach in Special Collections and oversight of University Archives through arrangement and description of University records while continually striving toward the unit’s goals of More Product, Less Process (MPLP). This is an exciting opportunity for a librarian to gain an expert knowledge of all archival operations and practices as a ranked faculty member in an R1 university Special Collections unit.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: providing reference service to onsite and remote researchers, including history classes; coordinating and providing instruction to University of Alabama classes, including history classes; coordinating and providing outreach activities, including physical and digital exhibits, to the University and broader community; performing collection development for history; managing records processing in University Archives, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids and metadata in the unit’s archival data management system, ArchivesSpace; managing restrictions and supervising a records management assistant. This person in this position acquires valuable skills in providing reference service and teaching library instruction for primary source materials and creating physical and digital exhibits for display within University Libraries and for the global research community. Responsibilities of the position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

This position is an excellent opportunity to work with colleagues who are dedicated to processing and preserving a wide array of rare and unique materials in such areas as Alabama, Southern U.S., African American, and Latin American history. More information on The University of Alabama Libraries Strategic Planning process and Special Collections goals can be found at: https://www.lib.ua.edu/about/strategic-planning/

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library.
  • Experience providing instruction in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated understanding of More Product, Less Process (MPLP) as well as other intensive processing and assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current content and structure standards for institutional records.
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience creating physical and digital exhibits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata creation and standards.
  • Professional experience processing university records, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with institutional records best practices.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or other archival data management system.
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with WordPress for content management.
  • Experience working with born digital records.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month clinical faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary range is $60,000.00 – $75,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applications received by June 17, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean, at maarthur@ua.edu .

Research Data and Geographic Information Services (GIS) Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as the Research Data and Geographic Information Services (GIS) Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment and Government Information, the Research Data and GIS Librarian will develop a robust suite of geographic information and research data services to support the work of Assessment & Government Information, as well as for instructional support for student and faculty research through the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of data. The ideal candidate possesses strong research and analytical skills, as well as the desire to teach. The successful candidate actively collaborates with members of Assessment and Government Information on the creation of tools, interfaces, data visualizations, and GIS plugins that help advance the unit’s work with strategic planning, assessment, data-driven decision-making, and the incubation of emerging and innovative technologies for use across the University Libraries through continuous improvement. Equally, the candidate works with liaison librarians to promote and integrate data services, data literacy, data curation, and geographic information systems into library instruction and the data services workshop series program across the disciplines. They engage in outreach to academic departments toward the development of course-specific data service support for undergraduate and graduate students, involving both synchronous and asynchronous educational programs. Priorities for the position include using a variety of analytical/visualization software packages such as R, SPSS, MATLAB, and Tableau, as well as geographic information systems such as ArcGIS and ESRI. The librarian will also assess, develop, and apply emerging GIS technologies that improve the quality of library services. The ideal candidate will also perform development programming for the FOLIO library services platform community and works closely with the Library Technologies unit on programming and coding activities. Additionally, the librarian works across the University Libraries to advance open data and deliver services that support faculty engaged in data-intensive research projects. Working across UA departments and units, the successful candidate promotes centers of excellence for GIS and data visualization research. They also support ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries administration, as well as seek out grant funding to support innovative projects that support the unit, on a regular basis. The candidate works in a team environment with a willingness to engage in continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. The candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required and perform other duties/functions as needed. Responsibilities of the position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or advanced graduate degree in a computer or information science related field.
  • Ability to conduct outreach to academic departments.
  • Experience with conducting data-driven academic research.
  • Knowledge of funding sources and organizations for grant revenues.
  • Experience with data management and/or visualization applications (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Tableau, ArcGIS, or ESRI).
  • Experience with programming/coding that will compliment work on the FOLIO.org library services platform community needs.
  • Experience with spreadsheet applications such as MS Excel.
  • Experience in digital conversion, file transfer, and file management.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven experience delivering services in the academic library environment.
  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, computer science, information science, data science, geographic information systems, or a PhD in the natural sciences or social sciences.
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages (e.g., Perl, Tcl, Python, R, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Java).
  • Experience with data mining.
  • Experience supervising staff and students.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing relationships with academic units and faculty.
  • Knowledge of data formats (e.g., SML, JSON).
  • Knowledge of HTML.
  • Knowledge of project management applications such as Jira, Asana, etc.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at https://www.libraries.ua.edu.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month clinical faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $60,000.00 – $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean, at maarthur@ua.edu.

Assessment Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, analytical, and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the role of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment and Government Information, the ideal candidate for this clinical faculty position will have the ability to collaborate across all University Libraries units to formulate, establish, and monitor a systematic, robust, rigorous, and sustainable library assessment program. The Assessment Librarian will oversee University Libraries learning assessments, including training on IRB applications, identifying/monitoring meaningful organizational performance indicators, establishing procedures for and monitoring of all monthly/annual assessment reporting, basic systems administration and help desk support for assessment, as well as user training for all assessment management systems (e.g., LibPAS and LibInsight), and organizing/analyzing assessment data to produce custom reports that support strategic, evidence-based management practices within the UA Libraries. The Assessment Librarian also plays a key role in the University Libraries strategic planning process.

Internally, the Assessment Librarian’s skills in data analysis will be leveraged in support of those ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries Dean’s Office, as well as public-facing Research Data Services (RDS). In addition, based on education and experience (or learned while at UA), the Assessment Librarian will be expected to utilize their knowledge of appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to design and administer user surveys for original data collection and analysis, as well as effectively gather, organize, and analyze secondary-source data from the UA Libraries enterprise systems and other common sources of university and library assessment data. The successful candidate must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required and perform other duties/functions as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D. in the social sciences.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as their appropriate analytical counterparts.
  • Proven ability utilizing software for data organization and analysis (e.g., Excel, Access, SPSS, or NVivo).
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Demonstrated ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, or a PhD in the social sciences with experience conducting statistical analyses.
  • Prior experience with library assessment such as with library instruction, e-resources, collections management, access services, etc.
  • Experience with library assessment platforms such as LibInsight, LibPAS, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization platforms such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.
  • Experience working with SQL databases
  • Knowledge of project management applications such as Jira, Asana, etc.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.

The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month clinical faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $60,000.00 – $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by July 11, 2022 are assured of receiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean, at maarthur@ua.edu THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

Professional and Classified Staff Positions

A complete listing of administrative/professional and classified positions at The University of Alabama, including University Libraries positions, is available online through the Human Resources Department’s Internet-based application system. The J.O.B. site (Job Opportunities at Bama) allows users to conduct the entire job search and application process online. Human Resources no longer accepts paper applications, faxed applications or e-mailed resumes. The J.O.B. Site can be accessed by going to staffjobs.ua.edu. For more information call the Human Resources Service Center at 205-348-7732.

Staff Position – Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting the overall development of the project. Assists with project design, management, and implementation. Promotes the project and serves as liaison between the project and contacts internal and external to the University. Position may also supervise students, provide general office assistance, create promotional materials, and assist in the development of other potential projects

Serves as primary contact for all facilities, including Gorgas Library, Bruno Library, McLure Library, Rodgers Library, Hoole Library, University Libraries Archive Facility, and other locations as added. Provides independent evaluations to assess facility related issues and needs. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, routine and emergency maintenance and repairs, furniture assessment and needs for faculty, staff, and students, as well as a repair and replacement plan. Develops and maintains solid working relationships with all UA departments and vendors involved in maintenance, repair, furnishings, design, renovation, construction, access control and security.

Coordinates and facilitates meetings and decisions with these partners. Manages security of all library facilities by coordinating with UAPD and other offices to plan and manage the maintenance of access and surveillance systems. Develops and implements plans to ensure facility security. Manages the emergency operations procedures for University Libraries and maintains an Emergency Operations Manual that is available to all library employees. Develops strategic plans for facility operations and logistics. Plans include reviews of goals and customer requirements and identifying the resources needed to meet the goals and requirements.

Construction/Renovations:
Oversees, in conjunction with the Accounting Administrator I, library-related renovation/construction projects. Serves as liaison with UA project managers and external contractors for project related transactions. Monitors financial status of assigned projects and routinely produces reports to financial officer. Prepares and monitors Project Initiation Requests and Project Approval Forms as required by UA project processes and procedures. Ensures proper and timely processing of these forms throughout the process. Develops, communicates, and implements internal logistics, communications, and coordination of schedules related to building projects, including remodeling, relocations, renovations, etc.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of construction and/or maintenance experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and one year of construction and/or maintenance experience.

Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated ability to manage and monitor multi-million-dollar renovations and construction projects. Demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate effectively. Ability to recognize critical issues and respond appropriately. Strong organizational and logistical skills. Ability to advocate needs and expectations of libraries.

Preferred Qualifications: B.S. or other undergraduate degree that directly relates to facilities management and construction and renovation. Ability to evaluate design. Working knowledge of components of construction in an academic environment or an environment with facility operations similar to an academic environment

Background Investigation Statement:Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 57 Monthly (exempt): – Minimum – $ 35027.16 Midpoint – $ 51147.24

Department/Organization: 219101 – University Libraries

Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:15 pm, some after hours required

Student Positions

University Libraries employs student assistants in each of the libraries. Typical jobs include checking-out library materials, searching for bibliographic information, assisting library users, and shelving returned materials. Most student assistant positions do not require previous work experience. The libraries are looking for students with good time management skills who can balance work, study, and other campus activities. Dependability, accuracy, and a strong service orientation are other characteristics important to successful work in the libraries. Hours vary depending on the needs of each library unit.

All students applying for employment should consult the school employment web site for information concerning background check requirements.

Payroll students should apply online at UA Student Jobs.