Assistant Professor, Instruction Coordinator Librarian - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809480)

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, user-focused librarian to serve as Instruction Coordinator for a thriving, innovative information literacy program. This is a twelve month tenure-track position that reports to the Head of Gorgas Information Services. The Instruction Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the First Year Experience information literacy program. Providing leadership and vision, the coordinator works with instruction librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum. The coordinator is responsible for developing new opportunities for library instruction by working collegially with faculty in all disciplines. The Instruction Coordinator will guide instruction librarians in their efforts and work closely with the Head of Gorgas Information Services to balance workload and scheduling. Expected start date is August 17, 2015.


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

Instruction Coordinator Librarian

Position Summary:
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, user-focused librarian to serve as Instruction Coordinator for a thriving, innovative information literacy program. This is a twelve month tenure-track position that reports to the Head of Gorgas Information Services. The Instruction Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the First Year Experience information literacy program. Providing leadership and vision, the coordinator works with instruction librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum. The coordinator is responsible for developing new opportunities for library instruction by working collegially with faculty in all disciplines. The Instruction Coordinator will guide instruction librarians in their efforts and work closely with the Head of Gorgas Information Services to balance workload and scheduling. Expected start date is August 17, 2015.

The coordinator will act as liaison to the First-Year Writing Program in the English department, and to The University of Alabama Writing Center. The coordinator will teach course-related instruction sessions, and will organize and participate in other venues to promote information literacy across campus. The coordinator is responsible for organizing professional development opportunities for instruction librarians. The coordinator will supervise the Instruction Internship and GTA Program. The coordinator is responsible for collecting and analyzing data, assessing student learning outcomes, evaluating effectiveness of the information literacy program and reporting analyses. The coordinator will also provide reference services as needed.

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college, is a beautiful residential campus dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Enrollment at the University reached a record high of 36,155 for fall 2014. The 2014 freshman class, at 6,856 students, was the largest and best qualified in UA history. Ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 38th among public universities in 2015.

Required qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited program;
• 3-5 Years’ experience providing reference service and managing information literacy instruction in an Academic Library setting;
• Demonstrated knowledge of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction, and best practices in information literacy at class, course, and program levels;
• Coursework or experience with online instructional technologies (e.g., e-learning software and authoring tools, content management systems, and learning management systems);
• Demonstrated ability to adapt emerging technologies to enhance user services and student learning;
• Evidence of commitment to undergraduates and undergraduate education; proven ability to work, and build rapport, with students;
• Strong commitment to excellence in public service; adaptability, flexibility, and willingness to engage in continuous learning in order to meet the changing needs of library users;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; strong and effective written communication skills;
• Ability to work independently; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion;
• Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a team environment;
• Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty.

Preferred qualifications:
• A record of curriculum development collaboration with faculty;
• Supervisory experience;
• Research experience, including experience with Institutional Review Board processes;
• Experience developing programmatic assessment.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Full-time, tenure track appointment. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. 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, 2015 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.

Keyword Phrases

  • UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Library Science
  • Libraries
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
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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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