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Teach graduate students, establish and maintain a rigorous research agenda and provide service to the University.
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, 2015 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 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.
Specializations of particular interest include any of the following:
• Curation, preservation, and management of data/digital assets
• Data science
• Multicultural perspectives in library and information studies
• Critical/ethical perspectives in library and information studies
• Doctorate earned prior to start date 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 the required core curriculum.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional service.
The School of Library and Information Studies is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and 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 MLIS program ranks among the top 20 programs in North America. 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 College of Communication and Information Sciences affords many exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations including a multimillion dollar Digital Media Center, which houses a commercial television station run by the College as well as the Center for Public Television and Radio, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research (ICIR) that supports a broad range of media and information research.
Founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college, The University of Alabama (UA) is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. With an enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UA provides a creative, nurturing campus environment where students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state, the nation, and the world. Tuscaloosa offers year-round outdoor activities, a vibrant arts community, and the cultural benefits of a flagship university.
Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please submit applications electronically to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Applications shall include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and contact information for at least three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Steven MacCall, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Assistant Professor Position” in the subject line.
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.
Please attach contact information for at least three references under Other Document 1.
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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