Assistant Professor - Information Technology

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in the area of information technologies as they relate to the field of Library and Information Studies. 

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of information science, librarianship, and archives, in the context of new and emerging technologies.

This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master’s and doctoral students and to contribute through service at the school, college, university, and professional levels. UA SLIS offers nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs. Faculty engage in a 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.

We are seeking faculty with teaching and research interests in:
• Data Science
• Database Systems
• Metadata Technologies
• Information systems
• Network architecture

This faculty member must have the ability to connect relevant technology expertise to teaching assignments and projects reflecting Library and Information Studies, and be able to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels.

• Completed doctorate or nearing completion in library and information science or related field (must be completed before start of employment);
• Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
• Demonstrated teaching ability;
• Commitment to professional service.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The final deadline to apply is December 17, 2018.  

Please do not attempt to contact the department directly regarding this position. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system.APPLICANTS MUSTAPPLY ONLINE AT and submit the following required materials:

• Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references. (Use “Other Document” to upload)

IMPORTANT: 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.

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.