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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Information Science

The University of Alabama, School of Library and Information Studies, College of Communication and Information Sciences

Application Deadline: January 20, 2023.

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2023. Appointments to the faculty of The University of Alabama are based on the personnel requirements of the University’s academic programs and on the goal of achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching, research, and service/academic citizenship activities.

We seek a faculty colleague to contribute to an active community of researchers, artists, and educators. The ideal candidate will have a research agenda focused on information science broadly defined to include technology and human aspects of systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited, to:

  • Social Informatics

  • User experience design (UX/UI)/Human-computer interaction (HCI)

  • Human-Centered Data Science

  • Machine learning, human-AI interaction, Responsible AI

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help shape the character and direction of the School as it embarks on development of an undergraduate informatics initiative. All faculty members 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.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences is home to state-of-the-art media and research facilities like the Digital Media Center and the Institute for Communication and Information Research. The College's students and programs have won several regional and national awards in multiple areas ranging from forensics and debate to being named PRWeek's Most Outstanding Education Program. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in advertising, communication studies, creative media, news media and public relations; master’s degrees in advertising and public relations, book arts, communication studies, journalism and creative media, and library and information studies; and a multidisciplinary doctoral degree in communication and information sciences. With an award-winning faculty and staff and commitment to innovative scholarship and teaching, the College of Communication and Information Sciences is dedicated to realizing the potential of communication and information to make everyone’s world a better place. SLIS offers an ALA-accredited master's program, an MFA degree program in the book arts, and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in communication and information sciences. 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.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Laurie J. Bonnici, Search Committee Chair.


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