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English Composition And Student Success Liaison Librarian - F1950p

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
English and Literature
School/College: UAB Libraries

Assignment Category

Rank: Open Rank

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

Job Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented professional for the position of Composition and Student Success Liaison. This is a non-tenure track faculty position. Reporting to the Head of the Mervyn H. Sterne Library Department of Research and Learning, the person in this position will contribute to the expansion of a student-centered information literacy program for first-year writing students by designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction for freshman composition courses. The position will also provide liaison, outreach, programming, and support to academic and nonacademic units such as UAB Athletics, USGA, TRIO Academic Services, and the UAB Career Center.

UAB Libraries supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham's teaching mission by providing information literacy instruction to a diverse community of learners through programmatically integrated, scaffolded, and engaging learning experiences to promote research skills and multiple literacies. This position will be based in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at UAB. Sterne Library supports research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Required duties include:
  • Working closely with the Director of Freshman Composition and Developmental Studies and the Director of the University Writing Center to develop curricula and activities to create library instructional outcomes based on the freshman composition curriculum.
  • Partnering with instructors in the English Department, including adjunct writing instructors and TAs, to plan curriculum and schedule library instruction for first-year composition classes.
  • Serving as the contact for academic and nonacademic departments.
  • Developing and co-developing reusable and one-time learning objects.
  • Participating in peer-to-peer evaluations of teaching and/or teaching tools.
  • Providing reference and research assistance to library patrons through multiple modes of delivery, including chat.
  • Instruction, workshops, and research assistance for all first-year writing classes and students.
  • Active participation in the campus community, including serving on library and university committees.
  • Involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
Performing other duties and special projects as

Required Qualifications
  • A Master's degree, either awarded or completed by the start date, in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
  • Strong commitment to cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Potential to achieve the requirements for promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's or other advanced degree.
  • 1-2 years of relevant library experience; experience may include coursework or library school experience.
  • Knowledge of information and visual literacy framework and standards.
  • Experience with instruction.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy, technologies, and literacies.
  • Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services, including LibGuides, Articulate, or video- or screen-capturing software.
  • Willingness to take risks and experiment with new methods.
Open Date: 10/12/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

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