Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

Reference and Instruction Librarian

The University Libraries at the University of Missouri, Columbia, seek an energetic, user-oriented librarian for a full-time temporary reference and instruction librarian appointment lasting from August 2016 – May 2017.

Primary responsibilities include provide library and information literacy instruction for lower division writing courses and contribute to supporting other general instruction services as needed; provide general reference service at the reference desk and participate in virtual reference services; provide in-depth research assistance by appointment for students in lower division writing courses, and other areas as needed; assist in creating, maintaining, and updating library guides, including, but not limited to guides supporting lower-division writing courses; contribute to the work of one or more library committees and project teams, including the Library Instruction Team; work on special projects as needed.

The University of Missouri Libraries are located at the flagship campus in Columbia, Missouri.  Working at the University of Missouri in Columbia (MU) offers major learning opportunities in an ARL library.  The reference and instruction librarian reports to the Head of User Engagement as part of the Division of Research and Information Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
  • Ability to present information effectively to a group.
  • Ability to work with instructors and provide effective instructional support for introductory composition courses.
  • Ability to provide excellent reference service for students and faculty in a culturally diverse academic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Willingness to be flexible with scheduling and duties, including some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing instruction in an academic library or teaching in a college setting
  • Experience providing in-person and online reference service in an academic library.
  • Experience creating web-based research guides.
  • Experience creating online learning modules.

Compensation:  Salary starting at $3,636/month for this 9 month appointment.

Applications:  Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php with job ID 20057. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately. Only online application materials will be accepted. To apply, include a cover letter, CV and the names of three references.

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/ums/departments/hr/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 $2.1 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 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.

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, 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:

Staff Job Openings

Assistant Director, Business Administration / Fiscal Officer

The Libraries have an immediate opening for an Assistant Director, Business Administration.  Serving as the Libraries’ Fiscal Officer, the Assistant Director will manage the finance, budgeting, and facilities operations of the Libraries.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, maintain, and reconcile the MU Libraries’ budget.  Approve expenditures and transfers, and manage accounts.  Develop systems and reports to monitor finances and operations.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Director.  Support Libraries administration in assessing current and future needs, planning, and evaluation.
  • Oversee contracts and/or grants.  Provide interpretation regarding the appropriateness of expenditures, contract or grant requirements, extension requirements, and changes in policies and procedures.
  • Resolve operating problems and develop and implement administrative policies and procedures.  Explain policies and procedures for staff and students.
  • Represent the Libraries at campus meetings.  Has the authority to make preliminary commitments on administrative policies and procedures.
  • Hire, evaluate, and manage Administrative/Fiscal support staff, Facilities support staff, and Library Security.  Ensure smooth and efficient operations of these functions.
  • Coordinate with Library HR, Development, Communications, and Library Technology Services to ensure smooth and efficient operations for all departments.
  • Evaluate and initiate requests for services such as printing, building or equipment maintenance, repairs.
  • Liaison with Campus Facilities staff on all projects within the MU Libraries, including Ellis and all branches.  Coordinate schedules between several different campus departments and library staff when work needs to be done.
  • Coordinate items involving outside vendors with other campus departments and the library.
  • Responsible for overseeing space inventory on an annual basis and equipment inventories twice a year.

Hiring Range:  $46,600 – $65,000

Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related area is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have:
  • Supervisory experience
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Library experience
  • Strong computer skills, including PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, and reporting

Application Materials:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 20428.  Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.  Applications will be accepted through August 8, 2016.

Benefit Eligibility:  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 Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.


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.

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, 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: