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Gretchen Whitney, PhD, Retired
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 USA [log in to unmask]
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Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:04:54 -0400
From: "Wallace, Danny" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Assistant/Associate Professor Position -- The University of Alabama
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES
Assistant/Associate Professor Position for August 2013
The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks
a visionary faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin
August 16, 2013 at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
The successful candidate will have opportunity to shape the character and
direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of
librarianship, archives, and related areas with new technologies. This
faculty member is 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
teaching load is two graduate courses per semester with the option to
teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with
diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, maintain a rigorous
research agenda, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain
external funding. The school has successful on-campus and onlinedegree
· Earned doctorate in library and information studies or a cognate area
prior to the appointment date.
· Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and
rigorous research agenda.
· Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in the
required core curriculum.
· Demonstrated commitment to professional service.
Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are of
· Digital content management
· Geographic information systems
· Human aspects of information technology
· Information seeking behaviors
· Knowledge organization
· Preservation/conservation/digital preservation
· User instruction
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 program in the book arts, doctoral courses that
contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in Communication and
Information Sciences, and undergraduate courses in Information Science.
The MLIS program ranks among the top 25 programs in North America. 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. 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 30,000
undergraduate and graduate students, UA provides a creative, nurturing
campus environment where students can become the best individuals
possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive
difference in the community, the state, the nation, and the 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.
Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and
commensurate with experience. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT
https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. 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.