University Libraries relies upon faculty, professional, classified staff, and student workers to fulfill its mission. See below for employment opportunities.

Faculty Positions

A complete listing of faculty positions is available online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Currently we have the following positions posted.

Head of Gorgas Information Services

RESPONSIBILITES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a creative, innovative, and experienced librarian to lead the instructional, reference, and information services program in Gorgas Library, which serves six colleges on campus. The candidate will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a user-focused instructional and teaching program for the 21st century and will assist in setting standards for a positive, service-oriented atmosphere. Evaluation and assessment of current programs, and the development of new programs, will be expected as well as marketing programs and services to the campus community. The candidate must possess a broad understanding of teaching and learning methods in multiple disciplines and is committed to supporting and developing training to deliver instruction and research services both physically and virtually. The candidate must possess the ability to develop benchmarks to provide assessment for the instructional program and research services and be able to assess programs using multiple methods. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading a unit of 8 librarians in Gorgas Library, overseeing the Sanford Media Center, and student workers.
  • Providing leadership and oversight in the continual development, promotion, assessment and reporting on a comprehensive instruction program that fosters excellence in teaching and learning, enhancing user experience, and deepening academic engagement.
  • Working with the Associate Dean for Research & User Services to develop and facilitate a program of innovative 21st century services and programs that are aligned with the University Libraries Strategic Plan.
  • Developing a robust and rigorous assessment and reporting program for the unit.
  • Understanding and responding to the methodological differences in subject area. research and developing strategies to best target the needs of users within these areas.
  • Collaborating with other Gorgas Library units as well as branch libraries on instructional programs and services.
  • Developing relationships with faculty and staff to strengthen instructional and teaching programs and to foster collaboration on campus.
  • Overseeing the projects undertaken by librarians and staff in the area and coordinating annual goal setting and achievement across Gorgas Information Services.
  • Overseeing the creation of digital learning objects and audio/visual production toward enhanced learning outcomes.
  • Overseeing liaison engagement in the distance learning programs.
  • Implementing programs and services toward increased student success.
  • Coordinating customer-service initiatives toward enhanced user experience.
  • Providing leadership for the music and fine arts collection.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS/MILS degree from an ALA accredited program.
  • At least five years experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with innovative use of resources and emerging technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of issues and trends in reference and instruction services.
  • Deep understanding of instruction and teaching design.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills.
  • Experience with assessment of different disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and motivating faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging in outreach to faculty and students.
  • Ability to facilitate continuous quality improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with expert skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Record of scholarship and professional service.
  • 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:

  • Additional graduate degree in the social sciences or humanities.
  • Record of mentoring and leading librarians and staff.
  • Leadership experience as a unit head in instruction and/or reference in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in 21st century academic research libraries.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and assessing instruction using qualitative and quantitative methods.

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 38,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars, with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University has achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student- centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone. Gorgas Library serves the Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Communication & Information Sciences, Honors College, College of Continuing Studies, and the School of Social Work.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at [http://www.libraries.ua.edu](http://www.libraries.ua.edu).

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, 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.

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

Salary/benefits: 12-month tenure track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, 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 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 November 18, 2019 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 Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

Systems and Technical Processes Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks an innovative faculty member to coordinate and lead the administration of the library services platform and collaborate across departments that handle cataloging, metadata, and discovery. The position will be a member of Resource, Acquisition, and Discovery. The ideal candidate will possess experience with integrated library systems, EZProxy, and administration of authentication and security. S/he will be skilled in troubleshooting and problem solving. The person will be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders on issues related to maintenance, authentication, and administration of technology systems. The candidate must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. The University Libraries are a beta development partner with EBSCO for the FOLIO Library Services Platform and plan to migrate in 2020. The person in this position will be actively engaged in the planning, development, testing, training, and migration to FOLIO while maintaining the current system, Voyager.

Responsibilites

This position oversees or participates in:

  • Planning for and implementing new software versions, corrections, and customizing system options.
  • Performing bulk record loads on a regular basis, maintaining security, and configuring the online catalog interface.
  • Managing authentication systems such as EZProxy, Shibboleth, and OpenAthens.
  • Creating and maintaining custom reports from Voyager and FOLIO and other library- related relational databases using SQL, Access, or other reporting tools.
  • Prioritizing and timely completion of ongoing batch processing such as e-book record loading and other special projects involving reports, global changes, etc.
  • Managing user and system security hierarchies related to library services platforms.
  • Participating in the UA partnership for developing and managing the FOLIO Library Services Platform.
  • Collaborating with the electronic resources unit on statistics and data loads.
  • Other position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Supervises staff and students as required.
    • Performs other duties/functions as requested.
    • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated understanding of administering a library services platform.
  • Knowledge of the FOLIO project.
  • Understanding the management of EZProxy, Shibboleth, and/or other authentication methods.
  • Experience bulk importing/exporting records.
  • Knowledge of bibliographic record structures and core library operations such as circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions.
  • Knowledge of MARC formats and non-MARC metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems and the ability to navigate the command- line interface.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on MS Access and Excel.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills, with an aptitude for detail-oriented work.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service excellence.
  • 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 conceptualize, articulate and implement short and long range goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an AGILE project management environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks according to an established time frame.
  • 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 support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Must possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming languages, scripting environments, coding systems, and/or notation formats such as Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XSL, and XML.
  • Experience with training and documentation.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of linked data, including emerging library initiatives such as BIBFRAME.

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 38,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars, with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University has achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, 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.

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

Salary/benefits: 12 month Tenure Track faculty appointment at the Assistant depending on qualifications. Salary range is $55,00.00-$65,000.0 and 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 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 deadline is January 2, 2020.

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 Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

Instructional Design Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and creative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. This position serves a dual role as a librarian participating in multimodal library and information literacy instruction and as an instructional design specialist directly developing content and training liaison librarians who are building instructional design projects.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with University Libraries faculty and staff to plan, develop, and deliver asynchronous and classroom library instruction. This includes training and working with librarians to design active learning environments, multimedia tutorials, and other digital learning objects. This also includes working with staff and faculty in the Sanford Media Center to design programmatic curricula for multimodal projects and instruction. The Instructional Design Librarian will also develop and support training activities for best practices in utilizing instructional technology tools.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design within Gorgas Information Services, the Instructional Design Librarian will participate proactively in the unit’s priorities and initiatives. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with The University of Alabama Faculty Resource Center and the College of Continuing Studies to support online learning initiatives in the broader campus community. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

Primary Job Duties

  • Develop and maintain major instructional design projects for the University Libraries
  • Train liaison librarians who are building instructional design projects for distance learning, classroom supplementation, and flipped classroom pedagogy.
  • Participate in instruction efforts by leading instruction sessions for multimodal projects and by helping to design programmatic instructional curricula in partnership with the Sanford Media Center.
  • Serves as a knowledgeable resource to support greater liaison presence in University of Alabama’s learning management system (LMS; BlackBoard Learn)
  • Help design and conduct assessment of University Libraries’ instructional design efforts and multimodal projects
  • Participate in research services and the University Libraries’ larger information literacy instruction for UA’s First-Year Writing Program as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program OR Masters in Instructional Design, Education, Educational Technology or a related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Demonstrated experience/expertise with relevant academic and instructional design technologies, including but not limited to: video capture and editing software (e.g., Camtasia, iMovie), e-learning authoring tools (e.g., Storyline 360, Adobe Captivate), content creation and design in Blackboard Learn or an equivalent learning management system (LMS) (e.g., d2L, Canvas, Moodle).
  • Proven interpersonal skills, evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply teaching methodologies and learning theories.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, standards, and their applications to distance education.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex changing environment and complete tasks according to an established time frame.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in an educational environment.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Experience in the systematic design of instruction for online, blended/hybrid and/or traditional courses.
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering training programs and workshops on teaching methods and technology utilization in the classroom.
  • Experience with creative media applications to support content creation (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, video and audio editing).
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG 2.0 guidelines for interactive and video content.

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 38,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars, with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University has achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student- centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone. Gorgas Library serves the Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Communication & Information Sciences, Honors College, College of Continuing Studies, and the School of Social Work.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, 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.

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month non-tenure track renewable-contract faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $52,000.00 – $60,000.00 and 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 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 January 2, 2020 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 Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

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.

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.