Assistant Professor - Digital Media Management

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Requisition Number: 0811661 Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Assistant Professor Other Title Information: Assistant Professor - Digital Media Management Organization: 207401 - SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES Position Summary:

This is for a faculty, tenure-track position. Specializations of particular interest include any of the following:

• Information Systems and Structures
• Users and User Services
• Knowledge Organization

Must also conduct scholarly research, maintain an active role in advising master’s and doctoral students, and participate in professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.

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The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor.

We are seeking candidates in digital media management, including digital preservation, linked data, and Web archiving, to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College of Communication and Information Science, and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels and extensive outreach project possibilities that include under-served and marginalized communities.

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 program 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, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

•Experience with digital management technologies, including linked data, Web archiving, digital preservation, or open archival information systems;
•Knowledge of digital curation methods, including community-driven, post-custodial, collective memory, or sustainable digital archival approaches;
•Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library and information studies 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.

Additional Position Information:

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. 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 multi-million-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 range of information and media 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 over 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UA provides a creative, nurturing campus environment where students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, state, nation, and world. Tuscaloosa is ideally located in the Southeast, convenient to metropolitan cities, mountains, and beaches. The area offers year-round outdoor activities, a vibrant arts community, the cultural benefits of a major university, and services befitting a larger community.

Salary & Benefits:
•Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
•Health and Life Insurance
•TIAA-CREF and VALIC available
•Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The final deadline to apply is January 15th, 2019.

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Search Initiation Date: 10/17/2018 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please do not attempt to contact the department directly regarding this position. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system.APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT 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)

IMPORTANT: 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.

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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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