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Faculty Positions

A complete listing of faculty positions is available online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Please check back often for a listing of current positions.

Digital Humanities Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to continue our excellent support of digital humanities at The University of Alabama Libraries. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research Services & Information Technology, the successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the University of Alabama faculty to promote the resources and community of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC; http://www.lib.ua.edu/using-the-library/digital-humanities-center/).

Located within the University Libraries, the ADHC is a hub for the University’s Digital Humanities Community. As a physical space, the ADHC boasts a high-tech array of equipment, specialized software, presentation space, high-definition virtual conferencing capabilities, and group and individual workspace, and offers programs of outreach and service that evolve to meet the needs of the DH community on campus. Now in its eighth year, the ADHC has an established reputation for:

  • Supporting digital pedagogy and student learning through instruction and curricular support for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Offering opportunities for professional development and community building through brown bags, technology workshops, and guest lectures
  • Consulting with new and established researchers across the humanities disciplines on the development of innovative, sustainable DH projects.
  • Hosting the international DH conference Digitorium (http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/).

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a commitment to growing the University Libraries Digital Humanities initiatives by developing and maintaining programs of outreach and service that evolve to meet the needs of the DH community on campus. The candidate will collaborate with technical (e.g., metadata, technology, and media) and content experts within and beyond the University Libraries; support library liaisons through workshops collaboration; apply proven and emerging technologies to humanistic inquiries; and serve as a resource for a variety of digital projects.

More specifically, this librarian:

  • Offers opportunities for training and skills development for traditional and emergent technologies for digital scholarship;
  • Supports digital humanities curriculum on campus through course-integrated programs of instruction;
  • Develops outreach and programming that nurtures and supports community of practice for innovative and sustainable digital humanities on campus;
  • Plans and hosts Digitorium;
  • Advises researchers at all levels through expert consultation, support, and training on DH tools and techniques, including but not limited to text analysis, text encoding, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, data visualization, virtual environments, digitization, metadata creation, preservation, and data management;
  • Facilitates the development of self-sustaining digital humanities projects;
  • Conducts regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration;
  • Takes an active role in the established community to help the ADHC maintain a responsive environment and to assess its impact;
  • Stays abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars;
  • Actively participates in enacting the University Libraries Strategic Plan 2022-2025 (https://www.lib.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022%20University%20of%20Alabama%20Libraries%20Strategic%20Plan.pdf)
  • Conducts ongoing programmatic and learning outcomes assessment in collaboration with the University Libraries assessment team, liaison librarians, and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly prepares scholarly digital humanities projects and digital exhibits based on UA Libraries Special Collections holdings in consultation with Special Collections faculty and staff on priorities for exhibit.
  • Regularly prepares and submits grant applications and manages sponsored funding projects for Digital Humanities
  • Engages directly with tools such as AntConc, ArcGIS, Audacity, Excel, Google Maps, ImageMagik, NVivo, Omeka, OpenRefine, oXygen, R, Shanti Interactive Suite, SketchUp, Tableau, TEI, TimelineJS, Voyant Tools, WordPress, XMLSpy, and other similar tools to support annotation, analysis, mark-up, presentation, and visualization;
  • Provides information and training on traditional and emergent technologies for digital humanities;
  • Promotes the ADHC through timely website content, social media, and events.
  • Prepares monthly reports for supervisor on ADHC instruction and consultations, active projects, and projects in line for archiving or sunsetting.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Department of English;
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to help them develop an understanding of DH frameworks and methods within their disciplines.

The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research Services & Information Technology Required:

The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Ph.D or doctoral work in a humanities discipline with a digital scholarship component.
  • Knowledge of digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.
  • Knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital humanities methods and technologies.
  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting and 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.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • 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, staff, and students.
  • 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.
  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • 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.

Preferred:

  • At least 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the humanities.
  • Experience with grant applications and managing grant projects
  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of sound copyright practices.
  • Experience planning and hosting events.

    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 at the Associate Professor rank with salary commensurate, depending on 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 September 25, 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 .

Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, dynamic librarian to fill the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian ensures optimal and accurate access to subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and e-books. The Electronic Resources Librarian supports the development of new methods of subscription and resource acquisition and strives to increase available resources for The University of Alabama community. As a tenure-track faculty librarian in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery unit, this position contributes to the overall management of the area, helping to ensure completion of goals in an efficient manner in support of university and library strategic goals. The successful candidate must have willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. They must possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested. University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses EBSCO Discovery Service as its discovery layer.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing subscription resources through the establishment of product trials, license review, access management, record maintenance, subscription renewal, and ongoing vendor relations.
  • Collecting and reporting financial and usage statistics in various forms.
  • Processing invoices in a timely manner.
  • Using ILS acquisitions modules for financial management and processing of collections, currently Voyager and FOLIO.
  • Troubleshooting, customizing, and linking in EBSCO Discovery Service;
  • Activating and managing new and existing e-resources within the knowledgebase of the University Libraries access management systems.
  • Developing proactive methods to preempt e-resource access problems before they are reported.
  • Resolving problems relating to e-resources access in a timely manner.
  • Monitoring trends in e-resource management, analyzing tools and workflows, exploring new models and recommending changes to existing tools and workflows as appropriate.
  • Providing information, training, and support to inform colleagues and the campus of new features and interface changes related to e-resource discovery.
  • Promoting and improving 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.
  • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Prior experience working in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, open-URL link resolvers, and Microsoft Office applications, including proficiency with Excel.
  • Knowledge of web technologies and metadata standards related to effective e-resource access and discovery. Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services.
  • Strong commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Proven ability to utilize effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to view issues from an institutional and library-wide perspective and to manage organizational change.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with the requirements of a tenure-track faculty appointment.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two or more years’ experience working with electronic resources in an academic research library setting.
  • Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the acquisition and management of e-resources.
  • Familiarity with collection analysis and assessment of print and electronic resources, including an understanding of the COUNTER usage data standard
  • A thorough understanding of records management and organizational strategies necessary to coordinate and maintain e-resources workflow effectively (e.g., tracking purchases, subscription terms, payments, access set-up, etc.)
  • Proficiency with the EBSCO suite of tools, including EBSCOAdmin, EBSCONet, EBSCO Usage Consolidation, EBSCO Collection Manager, EBSCO API, Full Text Finder, GOBI, etc.
  • Knowledge of or experience with the FOLIO library services platform

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.

T 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 $60,000.00 to $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. 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 September 25, 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

Metadata Librarian Tenure-Track

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a team of metadata librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the University Libraries resources through providing cataloging records, adhering to current cataloging standards, and analyzing and enriching the catalog. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons and will focus on More Product Less Processing workflows. Specific duties include but are not limited to: original and complex cataloging of monographs, non-book materials such as sound recordings, kits, videos, Government Documents, etc. as needed; bulk record editing and importing of records for continuing resources; performing authority work; evaluating catalog data for resource discovery; keeping current with issues and trends in cataloging; and managing metadata for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), submissions to the Institutional Repository (IR), archival materials, and other library resources and records. This position will contribute to the management of metadata across multiple systems including the University Libraries integrated library system and archival, repository, and library storage solution softwares. The candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change and ambiguity in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position will evolve as the library environment continues to change.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Metadata Librarian will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested. University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses EBSCO Discovery Services as its discovery layer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience creating cataloging records in MARC format.
  • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not limited to: RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, etc.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in metadata and libraries.
  • Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with the requirements of a tenure-track faculty appointment.
  • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years’ professional experience with cataloging or metadata creation in an academic library.
  • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred).
  • Knowledge of data manipulation using MarcEdit, EXCEL, OpenRefine, Python, or R.
  • Knowledge of library data management softwares such as DSpace, CAIAsoft, ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, etc.
  • Knowledge of batch editing and loading MARC records.
  • Experience performing authority control.
  • Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as LRM, RDF, RDFa, BIBFRAME, etc.
  • Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas including but not limited to Dublin Core and MODS.
  • Knowledge of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

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 at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $60,000.00 – $70,000.00, 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 September 25, 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.

Metadata Librarian Clinical

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a team of metadata librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the University Libraries resources through providing cataloging records, adhering to current cataloging standards, and analyzing and enriching the catalog. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons and will focus on More Product Less Processing workflows. Specific duties include but are not limited to: original and complex cataloging of monographs, non-book materials such as sound recordings, kits, videos, Government Documents, etc. as needed; bulk record editing and importing of records for continuing resources; performing authority work; evaluating catalog data for resource discovery; keeping current with issues and trends in cataloging; and managing metadata for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), submissions to the Institutional Repository (IR), archival materials, and other library resources and records. The candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change and ambiguity in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position will evolve as the library environment continues to change.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Metadata Librarian will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested. University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses EBSCO Discovery Services as its discovery layer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience creating cataloging records in MARC format.
  • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not limited to: RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, etc.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in metadata and libraries.
  • Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.
  • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years’ professional experience with cataloging or metadata creation in an academic library.
  • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred).
  • Knowledge of data manipulation using MarcEdit, EXCEL, or OpenRefine.
  • Knowledge of batch editing and loading MARC records.
  • Experience performing authority control.
  • Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as LRM, RDF, RDFa, BIBFRAME, etc.
  • Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas including but not limited to Dublin Core and MODS.
  • Knowledge of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

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 $52,000.00 – $60,000.00, 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 September 25, 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 and Instructional Services Librarian—Engineering

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in engineering and related STEM disciplines. Reporting to the Director of Branch Library & Research Data 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. Teaching, as part of liaison duties, will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Library Instruction and through peer feedback processes. This position 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 manages the 3D Studio, including instruction/demonstration for groups and classes, supervising student workers, and evaluation of current trends and campus needs related to 3D printing and augmented and virtual reality.

Research and Instructional Services librarians are members of a liaison team across the University Libraries. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in STEM instruction and research. This position will develop and engage in both course-integrated and standalone instructional support for information and data literacy, as well as data-intensive research tools and workflows under the umbrella of Research Data Services (RDS). This position plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, as well as participates in instruction for the First Year Writing program.

This position assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections, and creating and utilizing a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. The successful candidate will collaborate on an ongoing basis to seek out sponsored funding in engineering and related STEM disciplines. The candidate will work in a team environment in the University Libraries and must have a willingness for 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 in an academic setting. 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.
  • 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 and data literacy instruction.
  • Knowledge of science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries.
  • Familiarity with a variety of science and/or engineering software applications.
  • Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction, collections and services to various groups.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • Excellent communication 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.
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in an academic library.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • 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.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in science or engineering.
  • One to three years of experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience with drafting grant applications and managing grant projects.
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and digital learning objects.
  • Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.
  • Functional knowledge of science and engineering software applications is a plus.

    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 clinical faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary range is $52,000-$65,000, 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 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 October 5, 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

NDNP Project Manager

This is a two-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 will manage daily operations and workflow, supervise several student workers, and coordinate the work of other staff contributing to the project. The incumbent will possess strong managerial skills, project management experience, supervisory experience, knowledge of and experience with technical and metadata standards and best practices for digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The incumbent will report to the Project Director. This is a good opportunity for an early career librarian or a recent graduate to gain expert knowledge of archival operations and practices in an R1 university Special Collections unit.

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.

20% Supervise several student workers; coordinating work of other staff contributing to the project.

10% Create outreach initiatives and partnerships, including overseeing project publicity and developing public relations materials; assisting with the maintenance of the project website; coordinating communication with the project Advisory Board; promoting the project through presentations (local, state and 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 experience with digitization processes.
  • Demonstrated project management and supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and experience applying them.
  • Demonstrated understanding of microfilm to digital conversion processes.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year’s experience as a project manager or coordinator for an NDNP or other federal grant.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience working in a library or archives setting.
  • 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 October 8, 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 .

Archival Metadata Librarian

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual for the position of Archival Metadata Librarian. This is a clinical appointment reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery unit and working collaboratively with metadata librarians, archivists, and digital initiatives staff in Special Collections. The position supports access to and discovery of University Libraries rare and unique resources, including manuscript and photograph collections, rare published materials, historic maps, and University records. This position will play a role in improving discovery of archival materials for patrons and will be committed to More Product Less Processing (MPLP) workflows. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: accessioning, processing, and arranging manuscript and photo collections; creating, maintaining, evaluating, and enhancing metadata records and finding aids; managing authority control and subject description in the University Libraries archival data management system (ArchivesSpace); and keeping up-to-date with current trends and issues in archival assessment, arrangement, and description. Responsibilities of the position change as the library environment continues to evolve.

This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or early career librarian to gain an expert knowledge of all archival operations and practices at an R1 university Special Collections unit, working with colleagues who are dedicated to processing and providing access to a wide array of rare and unique materials related to Southern U.S., African American, and Latin American history.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience with archival metadata creation and schemas including but not limited to: DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, LCSH, etc.
  • Knowledge of current archival content and structure standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of More Product, Less Process (MPLP).
  • Knowledge of basic preservation strategies for archival collections.
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Knowledge of professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in metadata and libraries.
  • Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
  • Responsibilities of this position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 1-2 years of professional experience processing manuscript and/or photograph collections, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with archival best practices.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or another archival data management system.
  • Knowledge of data manipulation using MarcEdit, EXCEL, or OpenRefine.
  • Experience working with born digital collections.
  • Experience performing authority control.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with photographic formats.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • 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 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 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 September 30, 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.

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.