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. Please check back often for a listing of current positions.

Project Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Department/Organization: 219101 – University Libraries

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

Scholarly Communications Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as Scholarly Communications Librarian. The ideal candidate’s primary responsibilities will be in institutional repository development and management, as well as associated scholarly communications, copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues. They must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise in these and emerging areas through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities.

Reporting to the Director of Resource Acquisition and Discovery, this position works both independently and collaboratively to promote the use of the institutional repository (currently DSpace) for University research and publications, including electronic these and dissertations (ETDs), faculty and student works, open access ejournals, and ebooks, data sets, and emerging digital scholarship. This person will lead University Library efforts in promoting the institutional repository as an integrated tool in the scholarly communications process on campus. This position leads the efforts to raise awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as open access publishing and open educational resources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the daily operations of the institutional repository including adding and editing content, training other library faculty and staff on use and workflows, working with vendors/publishers as needed, assessing functionality of the institutional repository, and recommending changes for continuous quality improvement.
  • Determine and implement metadata schemas, crosswalks, and workflows for ingesting and maintaining data in the institutional repository and for the institutional repository instance, utilizing Dublin Core and SGML subsets, as well as making interface recommendations through various CMS systems.
  • Create and update institutional repository procedures, policies, and other necessary documentation in consultation with colleagues within the University Libraries and on campus.
  • Promote the institutional repository to the campus community and proactively recruit appropriate and sustainable content for it.
  • Collect, analyze, and report institutional repository usage data.
  • Participate actively as a library liaison and teach workshops for faculty, departments, and research units.
  • Coordinate and provide training in support of the institutional repository and scholarly communications on campus.
  • Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues.
  • Ensure institutional repository materials are discoverable via the web, listed in registries of open access repositories, and integrated into the University Libraries web site.
  • Serve as a contact for the University Libraries collection of electronic theses and dissertations and undergraduate research projects.
  • Oversees DSpace upgrades, patches, and plug-ins.
  • Monitor development in scholarly communications, open access, open educational resources, related initiatives, repository trends, and best practices while communicating their implications to library and university stakeholders.
  • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.
Qualifications:

Required:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Knowledge of and experience with an institutional repository.
  • Prior success in managing projects and effectively balancing completing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property, rights management, and open access.
  • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models and the economics underlying them.
  • Experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators, and students on research or scholarly topics.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • 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 develop the institutional repository and to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Ability to meet requirements of tenure and promotion.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
Preferred:
  • Experience working in an academic or research library.
  • Experience supervising staff and students.
  • Additional graduate or doctoral degree.
  • Experience managing information technology systems such as complex databases, repositories, web sites, or other locally developed digital resources.
  • Experience designing usable, accessible, and attractive front ends to digital resources.
  • Experience working with structural metadata and applying it to digital resources.
  • Familiarity with digital preservation issues.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing relationships with academic units and faculty.
  • Demonstrated professional development activity.
  • Experience with an institutional repository platform.
  • Knowledge of data formats (e.g., XML, JSON).
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python or Java.
  • Knowledge of HTML.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet applications such as MS Excel.
  • Experience in digital conversion, file transfer, and file management.

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

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at https://www.lib.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 Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $60,000.00 to $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu Click Search Positions, University Libraries in 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 November 29, 2021 are assured of receiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean at mljackson@ua.edu

Research Data and Geographic Information Services (GIS) Librarian

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Director, Resource Acquisition and Discovery

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, experienced, innovative manager to lead all aspects of Resource Acquisition and Discovery, including acquisitions, electronic resources, scholarly communications, systems and technical processes, and metadata. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all work within the unit and will provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating resources in all formats into University Libraries collections while promoting and building a robust Institutional Repository appropriate for an R1 research university. The successful candidate will possess a vision for establishing a contemporary organizational model that ensures efficient and effective workflows throughout the unit. The Director of Resource Acquisition and Discovery reports to the Senior Associate Dean, supervises 8 faculty, 5 professional staff, and 6 hourly staff, leading the work of the Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, the Coordinator of Metadata, the Scholarly Communications Librarian, and the Systems and Technical Processes Librarian. Primary duties for this position include managing expenditures and financial reporting for the University Libraries collection budget. The position also collaborates with librarians from within University Libraries to manage collections in a distributed liaison model. The Director manages complex licensing and contract issues with vendors and publishers related to ongoing renewal of online resources and may work with other institutions to negotiate for preferred group pricing and license terms. They oversee all operations related to quality cataloging and classification of materials following established standards and generating priorities for cataloging and metadata projects, as well as collaborative cataloging efforts within other areas of University Libraries. The candidate oversees all activities related to scholarly communications, including the Institutional Repository and efforts to develop and promote services associated with copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues. The Director is responsible for acquiring, analyzing, and reporting statistical information from across all areas within Resource Acquisition and Discovery for distribution to Library Administration. This position oversees management of the library services platform (currently Voyager) and ensures proper authentication and security for library resources. The University Libraries are a beta development partner with EBSCO for the FOLIO Library Services Platform and plan to migrate in 2022. The person in this position will lead the planning, development, testing, training, and migration to FOLIO as it relates to all functionality managed within Resource Acquisition and Discovery while maintaining the current Voyager system during the implementation phase.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position oversees or participates in:

  • Overseeing collection management for the University Libraries and working collaboratively with liaisons in a distributed collection development model.
  • Providing oversight to help align purchasing that supports the teaching and research mission of the University.
  • Participating in development of accreditation reports and new program proposals.
  • Monitoring, assessing, and reporting on the annual collections budget, including collaborating with the Senior Associate Dean, regarding expenditures and financial reporting for the University Libraries.
  • Working with vendors to assure ordering and processing of orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Negotiating with publishers and vendors to ensure cost containment, author rights, and other priorities.
  • Leading efforts to collaborate when feasible with other institutions within the State of Alabama to acquire better pricing and/or increase access to content.
  • Managing large journal, e-book, and database package collections, using tools and services such as EBSCONet, EBSCOAdmin, EBSCO Collection Manager, Voyager Financials, GOBI Administration, MARC and KBART Holding Files, and through direct access to vendor and publisher administrative sites.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of subscription-based resources, using key performance indicators, reporting monthly and annual statistical information, and making recommendations on purchases and renewal decisions through data-driven decision-making.
  • Managing domestic and foreign language acquisitions approval plans for print and electronic resources, demand driven acquisitions (DDA), evidence based acquisitions (EBA), and streaming media purchasing models.
  • Leading continuous improvement of work processes and procedures, including training and succession planning, workflow analyses, and reorganization projects to assure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.
  • Managing faculty librarians and staff, including mentoring and development of skills and documenting performance.
  • Establishing unit priorities and goals to align with the University Libraries Strategic Plan.
  • Overseeing scholarly communications workflows, including established processes related to the Institutional Repository and Open Journal Systems.
  • Overseeing workflows and project management related to metadata and systems, ensuring the application of standards and processes that ensure efficient and effective access and discovery of materials.
  • Responsibilities of this position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Five to ten years of progressive responsibilities within a research library technical services unit.
  • Proficient understanding of and experience with fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with ExLibris Voyager products.
  • Substantial knowledge of and/or experience with FOLIO or other open source library products.
  • Extensive experience engaging with vendors, publishers, subscription agents, and consortia.
  • Extensive experience negotiating business and licensing terms and conditions of contract renewals.
  • Adept understanding of EZ-Proxy, Shibboleth, and/or other authentication methods.
  • Understanding of metadata standards and applications.
  • Experience performing assessment of technical services.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and set priorities.
  • Significant experience solving complex issues related to electronic resources access and discovery, including demonstrated ability to troubleshoot access and discovery issues related to systems and metadata workflow.
  • Understanding of scholarly communications, including author rights, Open Access, OER, and data storage.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with innovative use of resources and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and motivating faculty librarians and staff with the ability to facilitate positive and progressive change.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of colleagues.
  • Proficiency with creating and analyzing detailed spreadsheets while creating data visualizations of complex data sets.
  • Enthusiasm for an innovative and evolving work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and evidence of strategic initiative to carry projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Evidence of an active research portfolio, and the ability to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for University Libraries faculty.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ten to fifteen years progressively responsible experience in a research library.
  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Experience managing or working closely with collection development in a research library.
  • Evidence of professional involvement in associations and organizations as expected of the position.
  • Budgeting, compiling, and reviewing technical services data for decision-making.
  • Demonstrated stewardship of financial resources with respect to library collections.
  • Experience with statewide negotiations for contract and licensing renewals.
  • Experience coordinating a broad range of technical services workflows to ensure efficiency related to the acquisition, discovery, and access to library resources.
  • Experience working with faculty and students regarding fair-use of electronic resources including streaming media.
  • Experience with the EBSCO suite of tools and services for acquisitions, access, and discovery, including the administration of GOBI.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into workflow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.