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.

Systems and Technical Processes Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks an innovative faculty member to coordinate and lead the administration of the library services platform and collaborate across departments that handle cataloging, metadata, and discovery. The position will be a member of Resource, Acquisition, and Discovery. The ideal candidate will possess experience with integrated library systems, EZProxy, and administration of authentication and security. S/he will be skilled in troubleshooting and problem solving. The person will be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders on issues related to maintenance, authentication, and administration of technology systems. The candidate must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. The University Libraries are a beta development partner with EBSCO for the FOLIO Library Services Platform and plan to migrate in 2022. The person in this position will be actively engaged in the planning, development, testing, training, and migration to FOLIO while maintaining the current system, Voyager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position oversees or participates in:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student- centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

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

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month Tenure Track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank depending on qualifications. Salary range is $55,00.00-$65,000.0 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

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

Position open until filled. Applications deadline is August 23, 2021.

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.

Web Development Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a talented, energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurial professional who is looking to up their technology game. If you have some technology experience and desire to advance your learning and experience, we invite you to apply. The University Libraries offers an opportunity to build on your foundation in web development and programming (full-stack), as well as engagement with such programming feats as the FOLIO Library Services Platform, system integrations, commercial product implementations, and interactive online resources and tools. Interested in becoming proficient with React and Vue or Python, PHP, Ruby, or R? Like working in a fast-paced environment? Want to engage with cool, meaningful projects? Want to meet JSON and LAMP around together with Node? Have a passion for creating secure and accessible applications? Come join our team of enthusiastic, creative professionals. Reporting to the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will engage in project work and support new technology initiatives derived from our strategic plan and opportunities that arise as part of our teaching, research, and service missions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program, or advanced terminal degree in a comparable field from an accredited institution.
  • Some experience working with a programming or scripting language or configuration of a content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to problem solve creatively while learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
  • A desire to help develop awesome projects.
  • A sincere commitment to learning whatever is needed.
  • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with LAMP/LAPP systems.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript front-end programming.
  • Familiarity with JSON/XML, HTML 5, and CSS3.
  • Familiarity with academic library applications such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, etc.
  • Familiarity with getting, manipulating, and posting REST API data.
  • Familiarity with development frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Angular/Node, or React.
  • Awareness of accessibility issues and solutions.
  • 2+ years of programming experience.

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

The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student- centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

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

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month non-tenure track renewal contract faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary range is $55,000 -$70,000, 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 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 21, 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.

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.