Assistant Professor, Science and Engineering Librarian - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809079)

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama seeks a librarian with innovative ideas focused on development and delivery of user-centric library services. The successful candidate assists teaching faculty with integration of library resources using course management software, provides instruction and information services, promotes the library’s value and resources both onsite and to remote users, participates in the operation of the Libraries’ 3D Studio (http://www.lib.ua.edu/print3d/), and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility (http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/sel/computerstechnology). Plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College. Promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students. Assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections. Creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in science and engineering instruction and research. Candidate will work in a team environment in the Libraries.


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
Science and Engineering Librarian

Responsibilities:
The University of Alabama seeks a librarian with innovative ideas focused on development and delivery of user-centric library services. The successful candidate assists teaching faculty with integration of library resources using course management software, provides instruction and information services, promotes the library’s value and resources both onsite and to remote users, participates in the operation of the Libraries’ 3D Studio (http://www.lib.ua.edu/print3d/), and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility (http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/sel/computerstechnology). Plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College. Promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students. Assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections. Creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in science and engineering instruction and research. Candidate will work in a team environment in the Libraries.

Required: The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

• PhD or ABD in a science or engineering discipline.
OR
• Master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline and a minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in research and/or teaching in the discipline (professional practice related to discipline);
OR
• Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline, and a minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library;

Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated and organized, and have the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff. The candidate must be knowledgeable about science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries. Must possess the ability to reach out to users and create innovative services as needed. Demonstrated knowledge of web content systems and/or tools and their use in facilitating instructional goals. Documented experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.

Preferred: Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the sciences and engineering. Experience with some aspect of e-science support.

Environment:
The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of nearly 100,000
residents. Tuscaloosa is about 59 miles southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment is approximately 35,000. The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:
Full-time, tenure-track position. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.

To Apply:
Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by October 1, 2014 are assured of receiving full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER



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.

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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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