Assistant Professor, Instructional Design Librarian - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0810064)

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with Libraries faculty and University faculty to plan, develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructional design support to University faculty. This new position serves a dual role as a librarian supporting faculty, staff, and students through library instruction and research services, as well as supports University faculty as an instructional design specialist. S/he will develop and support training activities for best practices of utilizing instructional technology tools. The Instructional Design Librarian will collaborate with Web Applications Services to help librarians create and design active learning environments, video production, and digital learning objects. The Instructional Design Librarian will also work with faculty to help integrate research-based information resources into Blackboard. Reporting to the Department Head of Gorgas Information Services, the Instructional Design Librarian will participate proactively in the department’s priorities and initiatives and will also engage in professional activities. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with The University of Alabama Faculty Resource Center and the College of Continuing Studies to support online learning initiatives.


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

Instructional Design Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with Libraries faculty and University faculty to plan, develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructional design support to University faculty. This new position serves a dual role as a librarian supporting faculty, staff, and students through library instruction and research services, as well as supports University faculty as an instructional design specialist. S/he will develop and support training activities for best practices of utilizing instructional technology tools. The Instructional Design Librarian will collaborate with Web Applications Services to help librarians create and design active learning environments, video production, and digital learning objects. The Instructional Design Librarian will also work with faculty to help integrate research-based information resources into Blackboard. Reporting to the Department Head of Gorgas Information Services, the Instructional Design Librarian will participate proactively in the department’s priorities and initiatives and will also engage in professional activities. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with The University of Alabama Faculty Resource Center and the College of Continuing Studies to support online learning initiatives.

Required:

• Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or Masters in
Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Education, or a related field.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Academic library experience.
• Two to three years of professional experience in an educational environment.
• Knowledge of teaching methodologies and learning theories.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, standards, and their applications to distance education.
• Proficiency with a variety of academic technologies (hardware, software, multimedia, and web-based applications).
• Practical knowledge of and experience with Blackboard Learn or another Learning Management System.

Preferred: • Online teaching experience.

• Experience in the systematic design of instruction for online, blended/hybrid and/or traditional courses.
• Experience designing, developing, and delivering training programs and workshops on teaching methods and technology utilization in the classroom.
• Experience using computer-based technologies in educational environments.
• Knowledge of ADA compliance in online and blended/hybrid courses.

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 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States, and its School of Library and Information Studies is ranked in the top 15 library schools in the country. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 14 Truman Scholars, has had 108 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (136 in 2014), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, 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.
The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://libraries.ua.edu
Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Non-tenure track, renewable 12-month appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary 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. Click 219101- University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references.

Position open until filled.

Applications received by June 30, 2016 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Libraries
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Design
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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