University of Alabama

Job Title

Digital Preservation and Curation - Assistant Professor


School of Library & Information Studies


Opening Date: 11/19/2020
Closing Date:  04/01/2021

Job Description

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Preservation and Curation, with preference given to candidates whose expertise connects to the social justice mission of the school.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


  • 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

Supplementation Information

The search committee is holding one-on-one informal information sessions for potential candidates on December 7th [12:00pm CST – 2:00pm CST] and December 8th [12:00pm CST –2:00pm CST].

Please write the search committee chair, Miriam Sweeney ([email protected]), by December 3rd to schedule an appointment for the first information session, or to find out the dates of future information sessions and for other questions about the position..

How to Apply

View the full position description and apply online through the University of Alabama job portal:

Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The final deadline to apply is April 1st, 2021.