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Faculty Positions

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

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Research & Instructional Services Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in social sciences or humanities. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and to identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. S/he will be responsible for developing a robust instruction and outreach program, both in-person and online, while also offering software application training and support related to areas of responsibility for the disciplines assigned. This position also plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, and participates in instruction for Freshman Writing. This position promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students, assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections, and creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in instruction and research. This position may also provide outreach to non-academic units, such as student housing, to develop events and services that promote the University Libraries, supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as requested. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change. The University of Alabama Libraries has recently re-envisioned the liaison program with more emphasis on outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and students. Working in a team environment in the University Libraries, the successful candidate must be willing to continually learn, develop, and apply additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. S/he must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in an academic library.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction, collections and services to various groups.
  • 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.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in social sciences or humanities.
  • One to three years of experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning objects.
  • Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.
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. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. 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 500 currently enrolled. 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. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, 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, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu .   Prior to employment, the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000.08-$60,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver. Moving reimbursement may be available.

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 April 30, 2018 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.

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

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a creative and experienced librarian to coordinate creative media and instructional design. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design will supervise operations of the Sanford Media Center and coordinate and facilitate Instructional Design projects for Gorgas Information Services and the University of Alabama Libraries. In addition to performing assigned liaison, instruction, and reference duties, the successful candidate will work independently and collaboratively with multiple departments within and outside the University Libraries to focus on three major areas of responsibility: (1) supervision of media production, instructional operations, outreach, and continual development of the Sanford Media Center (2) supervision and coordination of instructional design efforts and major projects within the University Libraries (3) facilitating and assisting relevant stakeholders with the production and dissemination of relevant media assets in line with the Libraries branding and messaging goals. The successful candidate will be committed to continual learning and development of expertise in emerging areas of creative and academic technologies, along with their related best practices in a higher education context, through both regular work-related experience, industry monitoring, and via professional development opportunities.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supervise the operations and ongoing development of the Sanford Media Center (SMC), including classroom and asynchronous instruction, outreach, content production, and adoption / implementation of new technologies, services, and equipment.
  • Coordinate production of promotional and instructional video content created by SMC staff.
  • Work with SMC staff to expand offerings of instructional sessions and identify outreach opportunities.
  • Supervise ongoing development of major instructional design projects relevant to University Libraries mission and strategic plan (e.g. online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects).
  • Provide expertise, assistance, and guidance regarding best practices to faculty and staff of the University of Alabama Libraries in the development of online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders within the University Libraries (Coordinator for Instruction, Head of GIS, Director of Branch Services, and Department of Assessment & Government Information) to produce, deploy, assess, and revise online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects delivered via the University’s LMS (Blackboard Learn) or via the University Libraries webpage.
  • Monitor developments in academic technologies related to instructional design, teaching and learning, and accessibility and provide expertise and guidance on relevant changes, new technologies, and issues in the field. These include creative media software and hardware, academic / office / presentation software, citation management software, learning management systems and instructional design software, 3-D imaging and design software, 3-D printing, stereoscopic imaging, data visualization software, and other relevant academic and creative media technologies as they develop and the mission and goals of the Libraries continue to evolve.
  • Lead workshops on related technologies for the Libraries and the University community.
  • Represent University Libraries on the Technology & Learning Committee and other relevant campus committees as assigned.
  • Work with Libraries Director of Public Relations and Libraries Administration to provide technical assistance and produce and disseminate assets and communications adhering to University branding and visual standards for the Libraries.
  • Create and update policies, procedures, and other relevant documentation in consultation with colleagues and stakeholders within the Libraries and on campus.
  • Promote a culture of learning within the University Libraries community by offering regular technological workshops and communications.
  • Communicate with the broader scholarly community through participation in conferences, presentations, and publications.
  • Provide reference, instruction, and liaison services as a member of GIS faculty as assigned.
  • Work on other relevant special projects related to the evolving mission of the University Libraries as assigned.
  • Supervise staff and students.
  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Additional graduate degree, preferably a Ph. D., in Communications, Instructional Design, or in a related field.
  • At least one year of professional experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated teaching or instructional effectiveness in a higher education setting.
  • Professional experience working with creative media software and/or hardware.
  • Demonstrated experience / expertise with relevant creative software and hardware including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premier), Final Cut, Google SketchUp, and animation software.
  • Demonstrated experience / expertise with relevant academic and instructional design technologies, including but not limited to: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360 Suite (Storyline, Rise, Replay), Blackboard Learn or an equivalent Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, developing, creating, and refining major instructional design projects in a higher education environment.
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG 2.0 guidelines for interactive and video content.
  • Prior success in coordinating and executing large, collaborative projects in a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with teaching faculty, administrators, and students to develop instructional programming and assess and identify issues related to instruction and instructional design.
  • Understanding of issues regarding organizational branding and intellectual property as it relates to the design and production of digital content.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Friendly and approachable public service attitude.
  • Commitment to excellence and attention to detail in regards to media production and content creation.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise team members in completing short- and long-range goals on schedule.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience developing courses and serving as an instructor of record in a higher education setting.
  • Professional experience working with Blackboard Learn and developing / deploying WCAG 2.0 compliant and accessible modular content.
  • Understanding of LMS content standards (e.g. SCORM 1.2).
  • Familiarity with the requirements of research compliance and working with IRBs in a higher education environment.
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. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. 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 500 currently enrolled. 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. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, 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, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.   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 rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $60,000.00-$80,000.00, 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 April 30, 2018 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.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a creative, forward-thinking professional to serve as Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian within the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection. Through its Strategic Plan, the University of Alabama Libraries is committed to providing leadership in the area of digital scholarship. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, the Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian will oversee day-to-day digitization activities, create innovative online exhibits, provide virtual and onsite outreach and instruction, and collaborate with other stakeholders in the preservation of digital assets to make the unique resources in University Libraries Special Collections more accessible to the global community of researchers. The successful candidate will be competent and comfortable communicating the importance and uses of the library’s digital platforms and applications to a wide variety of partners, collaborators, and users. This position requires a librarian with a broad understanding of digital scholarship, an excellent attention to detail, and an aptitude to learn new skills and technologies, but who need not be proficient in programming or systems. We are seeking an information professional who has the oral and written communication skills to articulate the importance of the library’s digital assets to the university community and to communities outside the university.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Oversees operations in Digital Services, including supervision of staff and students working on digitization projects
  • Oversees staff, students, and collections in the Williams Collection
  • Designs and implements innovative online exhibits of resources in the Hoole Special Collections Library and the Williams Collection
  • Collaborates with University Libraries to employ data visualization tools to assess Special Collections holdings and use statistics for library administration and the general public
  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Special Collections to determine the intellectual property rights of resources selected for online display
  • Keeps apprised of current trends in academic research and the digital humanities
  • Serves as a liaison between Special Collections and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center
  • Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise technology, including digital assets management systems, production software for image editing, and other advanced hardware and software for digitization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web design, including experience with markup (HTML), style sheet (CSS), and scripting (JavaScript) languages commonly used to develop websites
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital humanities tools and standards, such as TEI, text mining, and data visualization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival arrangement and description, including finding aid creation, provenance, and MPLP
  • Previous experience curating online exhibitions
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines; excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Additional graduate or doctoral degree
  • MLIS with a concentration in archives management
  • Minimum of two years professional experience as a librarian or archivist with responsibilities for managing digital assets
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. history, particularly Southern history
  • Demonstrated publishing activity, including a history of presentations and projects appropriate to a tenure-track position
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata description standards such as Dublin Core, RDA, MODS
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. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. 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 500 currently enrolled. 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. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, 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, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000-$59,000 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 then University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.  
Position open until filled. Applications received by May 1, 2018 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.

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.

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.