Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

There are no Librarian or Archivist positions open at this time.


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

Library Information Assistant (part-time)

The University Libraries have immediate openings for 2-3 Library Information Assistants to work at the Libraries Depositories (UMLD).  Working in cooperation with the Depository Supervisor, the Library Information Assistants will fill patron requests and process items into storage. 

Specific duties include:

  • Process items going into storage.  Sort new items by size, assemble and pack trays, make barcodes for each new item and enter new barcode number into each item record.  Promote a safe work environment by performing effective access control, admitting only assigned employees, and official guests to the facility.
  • Prepare patron requests for retrieval and retrieve items from the stacks using the appropriate equipment.  Prepare items for return to MU campus and courier, check in returned material, reshelve returned materiel, copy requested journal articles and send articles to borrowing libraries.  Communicate with UM system interlibrary loan departments to resolve borrowing problems.
  • Help load and unload delivery van.
  • Help enter statistical information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hiring Range:  $11.54/hour

Work Hours:  Part time, 20-29 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications:  A high school diploma and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver's license and be able to operate a van.
  • Must be able to lift fully loaded Roughneck Totes (est. 50 pounds), push fully loaded book trucks (est. 200 pounds), stand and walk for long periods of time, bend, stoop, stand on ladders, read labels and barcodes in a dimly lighted area, drive the mechanical order picker, operate a telephone, operate a FAX machine.
  • Must be able to use a Raymond Orderpicker to retrieve books up to a height of thirty feet.
  • Must be able to work in a temperature and humidity controlled environment (55 degrees F, 50% RH). Must be able to spend at least six hours per day at a computer with regular breaks provided. Must have typing proficiency.

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is not eligible for University benefits.  Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b).  For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 20724.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


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: