Monday, October 1, 2018

University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies Seeks Instructor/ Studio Manager

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a full-time, instructor / studio manager position in the MFA in the Book Arts program.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the future direction of the MFA in the Book Arts Program as it as it continues to integrate historical Book Arts practices with new technologies. This faculty member is expected to oversee the upkeep of three book arts studios, maintain an active role in advising graduate students, and participate in community outreach and programmatic service activities. The teaching load is two courses per semester. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies and teach in the core curriculum.


• An earned MFA in Book Arts and/or terminal degree in a related field.
• Demonstrated teaching ability in the areas of hand papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing. Minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level and/or equivalent work experience.
• Documented evidence of proficiency with book arts equipment and studio maintenance.
• Demonstrated commitment to programmatic and professional service.
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies

This position requires a highly organized and disciplined individual with a commitment to outstanding job performance and aptitude for, and experience in, effective leadership, teaching, studio management, and programmatic support. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, writing capabilities, and a demonstrated ability to be flexible and positive in the work environment.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 23, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please submit electronically the following: letter of interest, curriculum vita, and contact information for at least three references through the online application system Emailed questions about the position should be directed to Anna Embree, Search Committee Chair ( with “Instructor/ studio manager position” in the subject line.

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, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law”

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