Employment Opportunities

University Libraries relies upon faculty, professional, classified staff, and student workers to fulfill its mission. See below for employment opportunities.

Faculty Positions

A complete listing of faculty positions is available online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Currently we have the following positions posted.

Dean of Libraries

The University of Alabama invites applications from, and nominations of, creative and dynamic candidates for the position of Dean of the University Libraries. As chief advocate for a library system with robust institutional support and proactive donor engagement, the Dean has overall responsibility for the collections, programs, and services of the libraries, as well as for planning and developing external sources of funding. Ultimately, the successful candidate will demonstrate a 21st-century vision for leadership in a thriving university library system.

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, including approximately 5,000 graduate students enrolled in 121 graduate and professional degree programs. 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. Tuscaloosa, a growing community of 100,000 residents, is located less than one hour from Birmingham, and a few hours from Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico.

The University of Alabama Libraries is a system of five discipline-related libraries, including the Hoole Special Collections Library, the McLure Education Library, the Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering, the Bruno Business Library, and the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library for the Humanities. Together, they provide access to over 4 million print and electronic resources, 467 full-text online resources, 150 academic software packages, e-Science data management, 3D printing, as well as access and support for student audio, video, and print production tools and resources.

The University of Alabama Libraries hosts and supports the Alabama Digital Humanities Center where faculty, staff, and advanced students can explore digital resources, consult with experts about project development and digital research, and collaborate on innovative research and teaching projects.  The University Libraries system also houses the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, which was acquired by the University of Alabama in 2010. This unique collection contains rare documents, photographs, books and maps related to Southern and American history.  
The University Libraries system maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, the Digital Library Federation, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The University Libraries system is a regional depository for U.S. Government documents, and is one of 90 member libraries in the United States, and the only member in the state of Alabama, to partner with HathiTrust.

The successful candidate will effectively communicate a vision for leveraging emerging technologies, building cooperative campus partnerships that enhance programming opportunities, and promoting and enhancing digital scholarship and collections. Qualifications and characteristics include, but are not limited to:

  • MLIS/MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or Ph.D. degree in relevant field required;
  • A record of professional accomplishment through research, publication, service, and leadership in areas that affect and inform libraries;
  • Significant experience in a complex research library environment;
  • A substantial record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions that would qualify the candidate for rank of full professor;
  • Knowledge of current trends in information technology and scholarly communication;
  • Demonstrated experience and success in managing personnel, budgets, collections, services, and information technologies;
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity;
  • A highly collegial, collaborative and open management style and the ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising; and
  • Ability to communicate the value and impact of an academic library to the larger campus community.
To apply for this position, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu
Inquiries concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Catherine Pagani, Chair of the Search Committee ( librarydeansearch@ua.edu).
For full consideration, applications should be received by June 15, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES and
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Digital Scholarship Librarian/
English Professor

Responsibilities:
The University of Alabama seeks a faculty librarian to hold a joint appointment in the University Libraries and the Department of English to continue our excellent support of digital scholarship at The University of Alabama.  In addition to conducting his or her own research, the successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the University of Alabama faculty to promote the resources and community of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC).  A program of the University Libraries, the ADHC ( http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities) is a space and a community of over 90 faculty and staff members from American Studies, Art and Art History, Communication and Information Sciences, Continuing Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Gender and Race Studies, History, the Libraries, Honors, Modern Languages and Classics, Music, UA Press, and the Center for Community-Based Partnerships.  The facility is outfitted with a high-tech array of equipment, specialized software, presentation space, high-definition virtual conferencing capabilities, and group and individual workspace.  The initiative has evolved through collaboration and represents a growing and dynamic community on campus.  Housed in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, a central gathering point on campus, the Center was built through generous support from the University Libraries, the Office of Information Technology, and a generous gift from Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Taylor.  Open now for four and a half years, the Center has hosted graduate digital humanities classes, numerous guest lectures, monthly brown-bag discussion gatherings, private project consultations, tool training sessions, project work, and community conversations. 

The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies is privately endowed and intended to promote the study of early modern British literature and culture from Skelton to Milton. The endowment provides for symposia and lectures by distinguished scholars and fellowships for graduate study at the University of Alabama. The Strode Program offers both MA and PhD degrees. The Strode Program is a part of the Department of English at the University of Alabama.

The successful candidate will devote 50% time to conducting his or her own research and teaching in the Department of English and 50% time to outreach activities promoting the digital humanities and the mission of the ADHC, including:
• Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels as part of the Strode Program and within the candidate’s academic specialty.
• Perform appropriate research and service in the Department of English, including mentoring graduate students and directing theses and dissertations.
• Work closely with the Strode director and faculty in organizing program events.
• Work closely with the Libraries faculty and staff in organizing and leading lunch discussions, training workshops, and other public events related to the digital humanities.  As the ADHC operates in a team atmosphere, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the established community to help the ADHC maintain a responsive environment and to assess its impact. 
• Provide consultations by appointment to work with faculty and graduate students on digital humanities projects.
• Coordinate the ADHC speaker series.
• Promote the work of the ADHC, including communications about ADHC events and projects, publishing web site content, and engaging with the ADHC community through social media.
• Offer relevant workshops throughout the academic year. 
• Guide the planning and execution of events such as THATCamp Alabama and the Digitorium.
• Supervise one technical specialist.  

The position will report to the Associate Dean for Branch Libraries and Digital Student Services to whom the digital humanities center reports in the Libraries. 

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

• PhD in English (or a closely related discipline) and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution.
• A minimum of 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library.
• Substantial experience working on digital scholarship/humanities projects of your own and other scholars.
• A well-developed scholarly agenda.
• Experience planning and hosting events.
• University-level teaching experience. 
• A strong background in the study of Early Modern literature.

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 digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.  The candidate must possess knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital humanities methods and technologies, and have 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 humanities.  Experience with project management.

About the University of Alabama:
Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama ( http://www.ua.edu) is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. 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 36,000.  The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities.

The College of Arts and Sciences ( http://www.as.ua.edu/home/) is the University's largest division, with approximately 9,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students.

The University of Alabama Libraries ( http://www.lib.ua.edu) ranks 73rd among 115 U.S. and Canadian university libraries qualifying for membership in the Association of Research Libraries and 37th among libraries at publicly funded universities in the U.S., belonging to ARL. The Libraries is also a member of the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern 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, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. The Libraries maintains an ongoing program to digitize special collections, supported in part by a $1.5 million gift.  Among its research collections, both in print and online, the Libraries’ special collections pertaining to the history, culture, and economic development of the South are nationally recognized for their breadth and depth.  Noteworthy strengths are in Southern economic, political and social history; Civil Rights; and African-American studies. An extensive photo archive of the South, ca. 1850 to the present (largely unpublished and unstudied), oral histories of prominent national and Civil Rights figures, sheet music, sound recordings in a broad range of formats and subjects, and extensive collections of historical documents, literary archives, and correspondence round out the collections.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.

The University of Alabama English Department ( http://english.ua.edu) seeks to cultivate the arts of reading, writing, and speaking the English language. We encourage the creation and interpretation of imaginative works of literature; we strive for a mastery of composition, linguistics, literary history, and theory. We challenge our students to read, write, and think in a sophisticated and critical fashion; to understand the historical evolutions of American and English literatures; to participate in the development of knowledge through scholarly research, publication, and creative writing; and to provide meaningful service, to the state and nation, as teachers, writers, and scholars. The department offers graduate programs in Literature (specialization: Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies), Composition/Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. 

Salary/Benefits:
Full-time, tenure-track position.  Tenure home will be the University Libraries.  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 July 31, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

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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, and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility.  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 in a science or engineering 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-graduate 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 36,000.  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, the Digital Preservation Network, 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.  Rodger Library: http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/sel/

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 June 30, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
Department Head, Angelo Bruno Business Library

Responsibilities:
The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a creative, innovative and experienced librarian to lead the Angelo Bruno Library, primarily serving the instructional, information, and research needs of the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce ( http://culverhouse.ua.edu). Reporting to the Associate Dean for Branches and Digital Student Services, the candidate will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a 21st century user-focused business library. Evaluation of current programs and development of new programs will be expected, as well as marketing programs and services to the campus community, in addition to overseeing the operations of a significant library. Must possess an understanding of pedagogy and research support. The candidate will actively participate in the Dean’s Advisory Council. Additional responsibilities include: 
  • Leading a team of librarians and staff members in Bruno Library.
  • Developing, implementing, and assessing innovative reference, instruction, and outreach programs and services in support of learning, teaching, and research.
  • Collaborating with all campus libraries on instructional programs and public services.
  • Developing relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff to strengthen instructional and research programs and to foster collaboration in the college and on campus.
  • Working with the Associate Dean for Branch Libraries and Digital Student Services to develop and facilitate innovative 21st century programs and services that are responsive to the University’s, College’s, and Libraries’ priorities.
Required:  
Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution, Master of Business Administration, and a minimum of 10 years post-graduate degree experience as a business research librarian with at least three of those years in a supervisory or administrative role in an institution serving a large undergraduate and graduate enrollment and a sizable business college faculty.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience managing, coordinating and/or motivating faculty; ability to facilitate change; and knowledge of and deep experience with business, and related fields of research, resources, services, and tools, such as Bloomberg, WRDS, Compustat, and CRSP.  Experience with collection development and management (print and e) and facility with tools necessary to manage the selection and delivery of resources.  Demonstrated awareness of current and emerging trends in academic business libraries.  Demonstrated leadership of teams and innovative use of resources and emerging technologies and a record of scholarship and professional service.  Ability to reach out to users and create innovative services as needed and documented experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted. 

Preferred: 
Effective communication with donors and experience managing endowment expenditures. 

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 36,000.  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 Academic Business Library Directors, 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, the Digital Preservation Network, 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.  Bruno Library: http://brunolib.cba.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 July 31, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER 

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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 APPLYApplications 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

Professional and Classified Staff Positions

A complete listing of administrative/professional and classified positions at The University of Alabama, including University Libraries positions, is available online through the Human Resources Department's Internet-based application system. The J.O.B. site (Job Opportunities at Bama) allows users to conduct the entire job search and application process online. Human Resources no longer accepts paper applications, faxed applications or e-mailed resumes. The J.O.B. Site can be accessed by going to https://staffjobs.ua.edu. For more information call the Human Resources Service Center at 205-348-7732.
Currently we have the following position available:

Student Positions

University Libraries employs student assistants in each of the libraries. Typical jobs include checking-out library materials, searching for bibliographic information, assisting library users, and shelving returned materials. Most student assistant positions do not require previous work experience. The libraries are looking for students with good time management skills who can balance work, study, and other campus activities. Dependability, accuracy, and a strong service orientation are other characteristics important to successful work in the libraries. Hours vary depending on the needs of each library unit.

All graduate students applying for employment should consult the graduate school web site for information concerning background check  requirements at http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/secure_background_reports.pdf

Payroll students should apply online at https://staffjobs.ua.edu/.

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