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Assistant Professors, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama, School of Library & Information Studies is seeking two new faculty members to join our faculty in Fall 2019. We are seeking one faculty member with expertise in information technology and another in digital media management.  Position descriptions follow:

Assistant Professor Position for August 2019

Information Technology

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in the area of information technologies as they relate to the field of Library and Information Studies. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of information science, librarianship, and archives, in the context of new and emerging technologies. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute through service at the school, college, university, and professional levels. UA SLIS offers nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs. Faculty engage in a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

 

We are seeking faculty with teaching and research interests in:

  • Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • Metadata Technologies
  • Information systems
  • Network architecture

 

This faculty member must have the ability to connect relevant technology expertise to teaching assignments and projects reflecting Library and Information Studies, and be able to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels.

Qualifications:

  • Completed doctorate or nearing completion in library and information science or related field;
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability;
  • Commitment to professional service.

 

See application process below. Questions may be directed to Laurie Bonnici, Search Chair at lbonnici@ua.edu

 Assistant Professor Position for August 2019

 Digital Media Management 

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor. 

We are seeking candidates in digital media management, including digital preservation, linked data, and Web archiving, to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College of Communication and Information Science, and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels and extensive outreach project possibilities that include underserved and marginalized communities 

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archives, and information studies in the context of new and emerging technologies. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels. The school has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree program with a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged. 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience with digital management technologies, including linked data, Web archiving, digital preservation, or open archival information systems;
  • Knowledge of digital curation methods, including community-driven, post-custodial, collective memory, or sustainable digital archival approaches;
  • Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library and information studies or a cognate area;
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in our social justice-driven curriculum;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service

See application process below. Questions may be directed to Steven MacCall, Search Chair at smaccall@ua.edu.

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is one of four academic units in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. SLIS offers an ALA-accredited master's program, an MFA degree program in the book arts, and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in communication and information sciences. The college has 3,225 undergraduates, 100 full-time faculty members, and 404 graduate students, including 48 in the college's Ph.D. program. Facilities include the Institute for Communication and Information Research and the 50,000-square-foot Digital Media Center, home to the Center for Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving a top-50 television market. The university, college and departments are fully accredited. We are at an exciting juncture in the history of our school with new leadership and vision dedicated to facilitating a global vision of LIS education and building a community of scholars.

 

The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,500 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, which has a metropolitan population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning's drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TIAA-CREF and VALIC available
  • Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama

 

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2019. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and submit the following required materials: letter of application that addresses the applicant's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references.

IMPORTANT: Applicants should use the "Create an Account" option to apply for the job rather than the "Apply with Chronicle Vitae" or Apply with Linkedin" options. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit official university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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