School Library Media Specialist NTRC

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0811257

Position Summary: The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a visionary faculty member for a full-time, Non-tenure Track Renewable Contract (NTRC) position to begin August 16, 2018 or at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of School Library Media. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to lead our existing NCATE/CAEP and ALA accredited School Library Media program.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Position Summary & Responsibilities: This energetic individual is expected to maintain an active role in: * Advising master's students * Supervising graduate internship experiences at K-12 school placements * Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with educators in K-12 schools and with other faculty members in the College of Education * Participating in professional LIS organizations at the state, national, and international levels. Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential. The teaching load is four graduate courses per semester with the option to teach during the summer. Teaching modes include web-based synchronous distance education and face-to-face (on campus and at our satellite center in Gadsden, AL.) All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, engage in interdisciplinary activities, and obtain external funding. Additional Requirements: * Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or Education from a regionally accredited university prior to the appointment date. * ALA-accredited MLIS degree or significant graduate coursework in school library media * At least two years, full-time teaching experience in K-12 schools as a school librarian. If teaching experience is more than 5 years old, the successful candidate will be required to spend 10 hours per semester in K-12 schools substituting in the school library or shadowing a highly effective school librarian * Experience teaching diverse populations and a commitment to working with non-traditional students Preferred Requirements: * Hold or have the ability to obtain an Alabama Class A teaching certificate in the area of school library media * Active involvement in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) * Previous experience teaching and supervising graduate students in school library media Salary & Benefits: * Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience * Health & Life Insurance * TIAA-CREF available * Teacher's Retirement System of Alabama 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. Visit facultyjobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions: The deadline for applications is May 18, 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Riter, Search Committee Chair (rbriter@slis.ua.edu) with "School Library Media Faculty Position" in the subject line. Applicants must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and submit the required materials. (IMPORTANT: Please do not use the "Apply with Chronicle Vitae" or "Apply with LinkedIn" options when applying for the job. Use the "Create an Account" option instead.) AS PART OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS BE PREPARED TO ATTACH THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: * Letter of application that addresses the applicant's teaching philosophy and research agenda * Curriculum Vitae * Contact information (names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for at least three references 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.

UA EEO Statement: 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, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

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