Institution

University of Alabama

Job Title

Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Renewable Contract (NTRC) - SLIS

Department/College

School of Library & Information Studies

Dates

Opening Date: 10/31/2022
Closing Date:  01/15/2023

Job Description

The University of Alabama College of Communication & Information Sciences - School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) seeks a student-focused faculty member for a full-time, non-tenure-track renewable contract (NTRC) assistant professor in archival studies to begin August 16, 2023. Review of applications will begin on the closing date of January 15, 2023.

Job Duties

Position Summary & Responsibilities:
  • Teaching three graduate courses per semester with the option to teach during the summer. Instructional modes include web-based synchronous distance education and face-to-face. Typically, at least two courses will be taught in the online mode each semester. The third course will be offered in a modality that meets LIS programmatic needs.
  • Teaching LIS courses in the core archival studies curriculum: introduction to archival studies, intellectual foundations of archival theory and practice, archival appraisal, and archival representation. Option to teach in other areas of the LIS curriculum and to develop new courses to meet LIS programmatic needs.
  • Expertise in community archives, preservation, special collections, and media collections is of particular interest; however, all candidates with interest and experience in archival theory and practice are encouraged to apply.
  • Assisting with the administration of the SLIS EBSCO Scholars Program and related outreach initiatives: https://slis.ua.edu/curriculum/mlis-areas-of-emphasis/ebsco-scholarships/
  • Advising graduate students (master’s level).
  • Participating in professional service and engagement to SLIS, the College of Communication and Information Sciences, the University of Alabama, and local/regional/national professional associations.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or cognate area from a regionally accredited university prior to the appointment date.
  • Experience teaching diverse populations and a commitment to working with nontraditional students.
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience in the topical areas covered by the MLIS archival studies core: introduction to archival studies, intellectual foundations of archival theory and practice, archival appraisal, and archival representation.
  • Evidence of successful synchronous teaching of online courses

Supplemental Information

Please note that we have only one NTRC faculty position available at this time. Based on qualifications, we will be hiring for either the Instructor position or the Assistant Professor position.

The position expected start date is August 16, 2023. Review of applications will begin on the closing date of 01/15/23.

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.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please visit https://careers.ua.edu/faculty-jobs and then click on the College of Communication & Information Sciences job group and submit the following required materials.

  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy, instructional excellence, and outlines specific courses within the MLIS curriculum that the applicant could teach.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Contact information (names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for at least three professional references.
Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Robert B. Riter at [email protected]