University of Alabama — Faculty Positions, School of Library & Information Studies

Currently the School of Library & Information Studies has two full-time, tenure-track, faculty positions open. Please note the closing dates for each job listed below:

School Library Media Specialist: Closes September 30, 2016

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a visionary faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin January 1, 2017 or August 16, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of School Library Media. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to lead our existing NCATE/CAEP and ALA accredited School Library Media program.

Position Summary & Responsibilities: This energetic individual is expected to maintain an active role in:

  • Advising master’s and doctoral students
  • Supervising graduate internship experiences at K-12 school placements
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with educators in K-12 schools and with other faculty members in the College of Education
  • Participating in professional LIS organizations at the state, national, and international levels.

This highly motivated individual should also exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar in the areas of school librarianship, information literacy, and/or instructional technology.

Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential. The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester with the option to teach during the summer. Teaching modes include web-based synchronous distance education and face-to-face (on campus and at our satellite center in Gadsden, AL.) All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, maintain a vigorous research agenda, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain external funding.

Assistant Professor – Closes February 2017

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, 2017 at the rank of assistant professor.

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 programs with a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to maintain critical and ethical perspectives in library and information studies, work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

In regards to the areas of specialization listed in the position summary, candidates should be able to teach in one or more of these areas:

  • Academic libraries
  • Planning, marketing & assessment
  • Cataloging / metadata

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by time of appointment in library and information studies or related field.
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in the required core curriculum.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service.

To apply for either position, please vist https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/. We ask that applicants use the “Create an Account” option rather than the “Vitae” or “LinkedIn” options. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity, and we value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. The University welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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