Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Archives,and Digital Services – 27693

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Associate University Librarian (AUL) for the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Services.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries (University Librarian), this position provides dynamic leadership and strategic vision to special collections, archives, and digital services at the University of Missouri.  The AUL is responsible for creating local and regional partnerships, building capacity for the Division through grants and fundraising, and directing the operations of the Division in a wide variety of functional areas, including collection development, processing, digitization, and public services.

The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and services programs of an engaged public University. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Division's three departments (Special Collections and Rare Books, University Archives, and Digital Services) and its staff of 10 employees, including three full-time librarians, two full-time archivists, three full-time staff members, and several part-time employees, including graduate assistants and other student assistants. This includes establishing goals and objectives, setting priorities, long-term planning, resource allocation, personnel and operations evaluation, professional development of staff, and general administration.
  • Provide leadership for grant writing, fundraising and development activities, including proactively cultivating relationships with donors and seeking out gifts and other external support in cooperation with the Libraries' Director of Advancement. 
  • Promote student, faculty, and researcher engagement with the collections through instruction and research services.
  • Foster partnerships and projects with other library, campus, and extramural partners.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries' management team, participating in library-wide policy decisions and planning.
  • Serve on library, campus, and professional committees.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist.  For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries' Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent or an advanced degree in a supporting discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of book history, archival administration, and current and emerging trends in special collections, archives, and digital services including collection development, digital preservation, and book conservation.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital projects. 
  • At least six years of progressively responsible special collections experience, including experience working with rare books, and at least two years supervisory experience.  
  • Record of successful grants and/or donor relationships.
  • Excellent outreach and communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in relevant field of study.
  • Language skills in non-English language(s).
  • Experience in an ARL or other large research library.
  • Experience working with library donors, large gifts, and with University Advancement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in digitization, local digital repositories and aggregated digital collections in repositories such as the HathiTrust and DPLA.

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with rank.  Negotiable from $85,000.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 27693.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application.  Preference for applications received by December 1, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the Libraries, the campus, and community: The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of Americal Universities (AAU).  The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with more than 30,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 100 countries. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $248 million annually on scientific research.  The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities.  Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life.  For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

 

Technical Services Librarian – 28264

The University of Missouri Libraries have an immediate opening for a Technical Services Librarian to oversee the cataloging work of all staff, either directly or indirectly, in the creation and maintenance of high quality bibliographic catalog records for all library resources.

Specific duties include:

  1. Provide access to library materials through descriptive metadata, subject analysis and classification along with retrospective conversion, holdings work, and related authority work according to established standards and procedures.
  2. Oversee and provide leadership to all staff in the Cataloging unit maintaining the integrity of the online catalog.
    • Develop procedures, set priorities, assign work activities, and monitor workflow of the unit.
    • Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff. Ensure that personnel policies of the Libraries, MU, and UM are correctly and consistently carried out.
    • Ensure that staff have access to ongoing training and staff development opportunities.
  3. Oversee all work related to the transfer and/or withdrawal of physical materials according to established procedures.
  4. Participate in planning, including developing unit, departmental, and project goals, priorities, and procedures in the Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services (ACTS) division.
  5. Provide statistical and activities reports as required by Administration for third parties such as ACRL, ALA, and ARL.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

This position will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian I or Librarian II, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.  For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in Library/Information Science, or its equivalent.
  • Skills in oral and written communication, project management, and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Self motivation, willingness and ability to learn and accurately perform complex tasks following established rules, standards, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and provide leadership for staff at all levels, including the ability to engage staff in a continual process of change and improvement.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards, the principal tools and systems used to create bibliographic records, and current trends in the application of technology to the cataloging process.
  • Strong service orientation and an awareness of end-user needs as they affect cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the potential to be successful and effective in a complex, rapidly changing organization.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in bibliographic control in an academic or research library.
  • Experience in originally cataloging various formats of physical materials.
  • NACO trained and experienced in authority work.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with rank.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 28264.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by December 1, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.


About Mizzou

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools.  Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens.  The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries.  The fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 million annually on scientific research.  The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities.  Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:


MU Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-882-5835.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Staff Job Openings

 


MU Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-882-5835.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: