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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


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 
particular interest:

·      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 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.