Web Development Librarian - Assistant Professor

  • Post Date:March 10, 2020
  • Apply Before: May 29, 2020
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  • Offered Salary 60,000 - 80,000
    Employer Name University of Alabama Libraries
Job Description


Web DevelopmentLibrarian


The University ofAlabama Libraries seeks a talented, energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurialprofessional who desires to work in a creative, collaborative, and respectfulenvironment. S/he will identify and implement promising new technologies thatcan positively impact services or generate a better user experience. Reportingto the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will engagein project work and support new technology initiatives derived from ourstrategic plan and opportunities that arise as part of our teaching, research,and service missions. The responsibilities of this position include, but arenot limited to, maintaining and enhancing our web presence in its many forms;extending web frameworks, applications and tools; and developing modern systemintegrations. The University Libraries is a beta development partner with EBSCOIndustries on the FOLIO Library Services Platform; further developmentopportunities exist there as well.


This position isan excellent opportunity to engage in innovative and exciting projects whileworking collaboratively with other institutions across the country. TheUniversity Libraries emphasizes a culture of continuous learning, professionalgrowth, and diversity through ongoing and regular training, and well-supportedprofessional development. Come join our team of enthusiastic professionals.



MLS/MLIS degreefrom an ALA accredited program, or advanced terminal degree in a comparablefield from an accredited institution.

Demonstratedability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverseconstituencies.

Ability to dealwith change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.

Excellentinterpersonal communication and customer service skills.

Ability toconceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-termgoals.

Ability tobalance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedulesand deadlines.

Ability tosupport and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Ability toproblem solve creatively while learning new technologies and working in adynamic environment.

Current awarenessof best practices in all areas of responsibility.

Experience withLAMP/LAPP systems.

Experiencedeveloping within a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal environment.

Familiarity withJavaScript front-end programming, async JS methods, JSON/XML, HTML 5, and CSS3.

A desire to helpdevelop awesome projects.

Job dutiescontinue to change with the evolving research library environment.



2+ years ofprogramming and development experience.

Experiencedeveloping for and supporting academic library applications such as CONTENTdm,DSpace, etc.

Experienceinteracting with and manipulating REST API data.

Experience withprofessional workflows using IDEs, Taskrunners, Git, staging servers, and unittesting.

Experience withgeneral web security issues, HTTPS, and developing secure applications.

Experiencedeveloping for and within open-source projects.

Experience withJava.

Familiarity withdevelopment frameworks, such as RoR, Angular/Node, or React.

Some awareness ofaccessibility issues and solutions.


ENVIRONMENT: TheUniversity of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’sflagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral levelinstitution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students, is ranked in the top50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leaderamong public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars,with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President StuartBell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressiveresearch agenda and expansion of graduate education.  The Universityhas achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in theCarnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Universityof Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of theUniversity. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources tofacilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of AlabamaLibraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order tosupport discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.  


The UniversityLibraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, theCenter for Research Libraries, the Coalition for NetworkedInformation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of SoutheasternResearch Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance,the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital PreservationNetwork.  We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. GovernmentDocuments Regional Depository.  In this role we serve the academiccommunity and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO betapartner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu 


The University ofAlabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, with avibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as aninnovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosaprovides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful GulfCoast. 


Prior toemployment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment backgroundinvestigation. 


SALARY/BENEFITS:12 month non-tenure track renewal contract faculty appointmentat the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications.  Salaryrange is $55,000 -$70,000, commensurate with qualifications, experience, andadvanced degrees.  Strong benefits, including professional developmentsupport, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.  


TO APPLY:Applications are accepted online onlyat https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   Click Search Positions.University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include yourapplication, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mailaddresses of three references, including one current supervisor. 


Consideration ofapplications will begin April 5, 2020 and will continue until the position isfilled. 


The University ofAlabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is stronglycommitted to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broadspectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabledpersons, are especially encouraged to apply.  For questions regarding thesearch, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean,at [email protected]