Book Arts Instructor / Studio Manager - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Half of the position will be for teaching Book Arts courses in bookbinding, letterpress printing & hand paper-making. The other half of the position will include responsibility for the upkeep of three studios.

The University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a three year, non-tenure track position to begin August 2016 for the position of Instructor / Studio Manager for the Book Arts program.

Candidate must be able to teach courses in bookbinding, letterpress printing and hand paper-making in addition to maintaining the upkeep of three Book Arts studios.

Relevant Education or Training:
MFA in Book Arts and/or terminal degree in a related field. College teaching experience is strongly preferred, with a minimum of two years teaching assistance experience at the college level and/or equivalent work experience.

Experience Requirements:
This position requires a highly organized and disciplined individual with a commitment to outstanding job performance and demonstrated aptitude for and experience in effective leadership, teaching, and studio management.

Additional Requirements:
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of and skills in bookbinding, letterpress printing, and/or hand paper-making as well as equipment and studio maintenance; excellent communication skills and writing capabilities; and a demonstrated ability to be flexible and positive in the work environment.

Three letters of recommendation are required and may be mailed or uploaded with this application. Please see “Special Instructions” for more details.

This position does come with health and leave benefits. Salary contingent upon qualifications. Applications can only be accepted online through the University of Alabama Faculty Jobs website at .

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please do not attempt to contact the department directly regarding this position. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system.

Please remember to attach digital portfolios to your online application via the “Other Document 1” tab.

It is recommended that you use the UA Application system due to on-going issues occurring when users try to upload recommendation letters from Vitae. Please mail all letters of recommendation to:

U.A. School of Library & Information Studies
Attn: Book Arts Search Committee
Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. 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 will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Book Arts Instructor / Studio Manager
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
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  • Library Science
  • Other Fine & Applied Arts
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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