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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Assessment Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, analytical, and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the role of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment & Government Information, the ideal candidate for this tenure-track position will have the ability to collaborate across all library departments to formulate, establish, and monitor a systematic and sustainable library assessment program. The librarian will oversee University Libraries learning assessments, including oversight of IRB applications, identifying/monitoring meaningful organizational performance indicators, establishing procedures for and monitoring all monthly/annual assessment reporting, basic systems administration, help desk support, as well as user training for all assessment management systems (e.g., LibPAS and LibInsight), and organizing/analyzing assessment data to produce custom reports that support strategic, evidence-based management practices within UA Libraries. Internally, the Assessment Librarian’s skills in data analysis will be leveraged in support of those ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries administration. In addition, the librarian will be expected to utilize their knowledge of appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to design and administer user surveys for original data collection and analysis, as well as effectively gather, organize, and analyze secondary-source data from UA Libraries ILS, and other common sources of university and library assessment data. 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. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D. in the social sciences.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as their appropriate analytical counterparts.
  • Proven ability utilizing software for data organization and analysis (e.g., Excel, Access, SPSS, and NVivo).
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Demonstrated ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, or a PhD in the social sciences with experience conducting statistical analyses.
  • Prior experience with library assessment.
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 37,000 students and is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA holds the designation of a Top Fulbright Producing institution with 163 Fulbright Scholars as well as a top institution for Goldwater Scholars over the past ten years. In addition, UA has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, and is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015). Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the faculty ranks. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and an expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000. Tuscaloosa affords its residents 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary range is $50,000-60,000 and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 June 5, 2017 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Data Services Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as the Data Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment & Government Information, the Data Services Librarian will develop a robust suite of data services, including components of instructional support, that serve to bolster student and faculty research through the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of data. The ideal candidate possesses strong research and analytical skills, as well as the desire to teach. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with liaison librarians to promote and integrate data services and data literacy into library instruction across the disciplines. They will also engage in outreach to academic departments toward the development of course-specific data service support for undergraduate and graduate students. Such support would involve both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g., LibGuides, video tutorials, etc.) educational programs covering a variety of topics including analytical/visualization software packages such as R, SPSS, Matlab, and Tableau, as well as geographic information systems such as ArcGIS. Additionally, the Data Services Librarian will work across the libraries to advance open data and deliver services that support those faculty engaged in data-intensive research projects. Working with the aforementioned academic departments, as well as non-academic departments, such as the university’s Office of Institutional Technology, the successful candidate will promote centers of excellence for geospatial and data visualization research. Internally, the Data Services Librarian’s skills in data analysis and visualization will be leveraged in support of those ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries administration. The candidate will work in a team environment and must have a willingness to engage in continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D.in the natural or social sciences.
  • Ability to conduct outreach to academic departments.
  • Experience with conducting data-driven academic research.
  • Experience with data management and/or visualization applications (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Tableau, and ArcGIS)
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven experience delivering services in the academic library environment.
  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, or a PhD in the natural sciences or social sciences.
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Tcl, and Python).
  • Experience with data mining.
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 37,000 students and is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA holds the designation of a Top Fulbright Producing institution with 163 Fulbright Scholars as well as a top institution for Goldwater Scholars over the past ten years. In addition, UA has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, and is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015). Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the faculty ranks. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and an expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000. Tuscaloosa affords its residents 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is between $60,00-$80,000, 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. 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 June 5, 2017 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | PROCESSING ARCHIVIST

The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Processing Archivist. This is a one-year renewable appointment reporting to the Archival Access Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives and working collaboratively in an archival team of 3 archivists and 2 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries. This position supports access to and preservation of the Libraries’ rare and unique resources, including manuscript collections, through physical arrangement and intellectual description. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement of varied formats of materials and creation of finding aids and other inventories; maintaining the department’s archival data management system; accessioning collections; management of authorities and rights; screening for potentially sensitive materials; applying preservation strategies; providing reference service; and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in arrangement, description, and preservation of manuscript collections.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated experience processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with archival best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival content and structure standards
  • Demonstrated experience implementing basic preservation standards for archival collections
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or other archival data management system
  • Experience applying MPLP (More Product Less Process) as well as more intensive processing strategies
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with WordPress for content management
  • Experience working with born digital collections
  • Knowledge of photographic formats
  • Successful completion of the Certified Archivist exam
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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, holds the designation as a Top Fulbright Producing Institution having had 163 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 7 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new 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, with over 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000, 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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: Non-tenure track renewable appointment. Salary is $45,000-$50,000 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. 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 May 31, 2017 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | METADATA LIBRARIAN (Two positions available)

The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator for Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: creating original metadata and complex metadata revision for the Libraries’ digital collections, creating original metadata and complex metadata for special collections materials, performing original and copy cataloging of continuing resources and non-book materials such as sound recordings, and performing authority work, evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery, participating as a consultant to digital humanities projects with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

Required Qualifications:
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of foundational cataloging and metadata principles and application of cataloging and metadata standards such as AACR2, AAT, BIBFRAME, FRBR, RDA, RDF, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core, TGN.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; comfortable with ambiguity; and effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated comfort with evolving technology landscape, metadata and cataloging practices.
For tenure track faculty:
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years experience in cataloging or metadata production work; experience using OCLC, integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s) (DSpace preferred).
  • Strong and diverse metadata background.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data standards.
  • Experience in batch loading of MARC records; knowledge of Serials Solutions Client Center.
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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, holds the designation as a Top Fulbright Producing Institution having had 163 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 7 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new 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, with over 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000, 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 or non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $50,000-$60,000 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. 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 May 15, 2017 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.

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 identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments in social sciences or humanities. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. Candidates are members of a liaison team across the Libraries. Teaching, as part of liaison duties, will be evaluated annually by the Coordinator of Library Instruction. 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 also plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the social sciences, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, as well as 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. 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. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. 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 is currently re-envisioning the liaison program with more emphasis on outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and students.

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. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • 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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 $50,000-$60.000 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. 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 March 15, 2017 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. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Research and Instructional Services Librarian—Science and Engineering

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in STEM disciplines. Reporting to the head of Rodgers Science and Engineering Library, this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments in STEM disciplines. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. Candidates are members of a liaison team across the Libraries. Teaching, as part of liaison duties, will be evaluated annually by the Coordinator of Library Instruction. 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 also 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 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 STEM instruction and research. 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. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. 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 is currently re-envisioning the liaison program with more emphasis on outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and students.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution, or PhD in math, science, or engineering. 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.
  • Knowledgeable about 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.
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 developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning objects. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.
  • Experience with e-science support.
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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 $50,000-$60,000 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. 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 March 15, 2017 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. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Research & Instructional Services Librarian – Social Sciences

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in social sciences. This position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments in social sciences. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. Candidates are members of a liaison team across the Libraries. Teaching, as part of liaison duties, will be evaluated annually by the Coordinator of Library Instruction. 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 also plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the social sciences, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, as well as 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 social sciences instruction and research. 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. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. 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 is currently re-envisioning the liaison program with more emphasis on outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and students.

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.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development. (this would be for tenure track).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in social sciences.
  • One to three years of experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning objects. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • 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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 $50,000-$60.000 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. 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 March 15, 2017 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.
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Professional and Classified Staff Positions

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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 studentjobs.ua.edu