The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (UA-SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin August 16, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates in the area of digital preservation and curation, with preference given to candidates possessing expertise in the preservation and curation of audio and video materials, including the digital transformation of analog formats. Applicants will find multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities within UA-SLIS, our College of Communication and Information Sciences, and The University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels, and extensive community-based outreach initiatives.
Job Duties 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, archival studies, and information studies, informed by contemporary and emerging technologies and practices. 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 normal 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, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.
Qualifications: • Possess expertise in the field of digital preservation and curation, with preferred expertise in the area of audio and video materials; • Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library & information studies, archival studies, information science, or a cognate area (must be completed prior to start date); • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda; • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in our social justice-driven curriculum; • Demonstrated commitment to professional service.
Supplemental Information Applicants should use the “Create an Account” option to apply for the job rather than the “Apply with Chronicle Vitae” or Apply with Linkedin” options. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit official university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019. The final deadline to apply is November 30, 2019. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ and submit the following required materials:
•Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy •Curriculum vitae •Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references. (Use “Other Document” to upload)
Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Riter, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Internal Number: 0811959
About University of Alabama - School of Library & Information Studies
The School of Library and Information Studies is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS), and offers an ALA-accredited Master’s program (online and face-to-face), an MFA program in the book arts and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in Communication and Information Sciences. SLIS has a growing focus on social justice in the curriculum and has an internationally recognized faculty with strong commitments to equity, inclusion, access, and diversity as reflected in our research, teaching, and service. CCIS also supports a Diversity Research Forum of faculty throughout the College engaged in diversity-related research and scholarly activities.