Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings


Special Collections Librarian

The University of Missouri Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for an entry level position, Librarian I, in the Special Collections and Rare Books Department of the (SCARAB) Division. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Special Collections Librarian is responsible for:  

  • making presentations to classes and tour groups
  • providing reference service to patrons, and supporting day to day operations
  • taking primary responsibility for microform  and other non-print collections development, management, and maintenance
  • interacting with faculty and departments to meet their instructional needs
  • collaborating in the design, revision, and update of the Special Collections website
  • developing new instructional programs to engage new audiences from all educational levels, and increasing support for the integration of Special Collections into students’ curricula
  • initiating new ways to engage students and faculty with primary source materials
  • participating in outreach and social media activities

Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively with colleagues and associates is essential.  Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to build relationships and work effectively with faculty, students, and donors. Commitment to public service and expanded access to the collections is essential.

Preference will be given to candidates with the strongest combination of these additional qualifications:  An additional graduate degree or additional graduate work in a relevant and appropriate subject area.  Work experience and/or course work in the area of rare books, special collections. Knowledge of preservation practices is highly desirable.  Reading knowledge of one or more classical or modern languages in addition to English is a plus as well as knowledge of exhibit development and exhibition practices for collections.  Understanding of the role of digital technology in special collections and knowledge of current library technology and web-based applications. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with current best practices for library instruction.

This position will be hired at a rank of Librarian I.  All entry-level librarians must qualify for promotion from Librarian I to Librarian II by the 5th anniversary of their start date.  Please refer to pages 12-16 of the MU Libraries’ academic Governance Document for additional information  http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Compensation: Minimum salary $40,000

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

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php/Job ID 16070.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Preference for applications received by May 3, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About Special Collections and Rare Books:  For more information on the Special Collections and Rare Books Department, please visit http://library.missouri.edu/specialcollections/.


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 $2.1 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 selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.  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.  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. Between fall 2002 and fall 2013, Hispanic enrollment grew 160 percent and African American enrollment 81 percent.  MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 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 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five 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.

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The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.

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Staff Job Openings

There are no open staff positions at the MU Libraries at this time.


The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.

EEO IS THE LAW

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