Digital Preservation and Curation - Assistant Professor

Job description

Requisition Number::

0812752

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Digital Preservation and Curation - Assistant Professor

Organization::

207401 - SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES

Position Summary::

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, 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of digital preservation and curation.

Ad Text::

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, 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates in the area of digital preservation and curation, with preference given to candidates whose expertise connects to the social justice mission of the school.

UA SLIS is part of the interdisciplinary College of Communication and Information Sciences (CC&IS) which is home to state-of-the-art media and research facilities like the Digital Media Center and the Institute for Communication and Information Research. 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.

The University of Alabama is the state flagship public university, has a Carnegie Very High Research classification, and offers a full course of academic undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs to over 38,500 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, one of Alabama’s most progressive cities, with a metropolitan population of over 115,000. Offering many cultural and outdoor activities and a reasonable cost of living, this diverse city affords an excellent quality of life for its residents. It is conveniently located an hour from Birmingham and is within easy driving distances to the Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, the Smoky Mountains, and Atlanta (https://www.visittuscaloosa.com/).

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.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

•Possess expertise in the field of digital preservation and curation
•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

Review of applications will begin January, 15 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The final deadline to apply is April 1, 2021. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ by April 1, 2021 and submit the following required materials:
•Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
•Statement that addresses the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and how the applicant sees themselves supporting diverse constituencies
•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. Miriam Sweeney, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Position 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.

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.
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“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

11/19/2020

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Submit the following required materials:
•Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
•Statement that addresses the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and how the applicant sees themselves supporting diverse constituencies
•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. Miriam Sweeney, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

College/School/Division::

Communication and Information Sciences

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Posted: 11/13/2020
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