[Eril-l] Job Posting: Research & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor

Kristin Hughes Rogers kerogers at olemiss.edu
Fri Jul 16 07:55:00 PDT 2021

The University of Mississippi is actively seeking a team-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure-track, Research & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor position. If you want to apply please use the link below for the full description and application instructions. Please help us spread the word to others that may be looking for this kind of opportunity. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, so do not hesitate to apply if you are interested! We hope we can fill this position by October 2021.


*Please note, ALL applications must go through careers.olemiss.edu<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcareers.olemiss.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cmla%40usm.edu%7Ca20301866af24f2cc17308d94794bc7a%7C7f3da4be2722432ebfa764080d1eb1dc%7C0%7C0%7C637619526404023400%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=LH%2FDmofU7pCj29gmHKa%2Bp%2F0BPSFAPOU3x6gN%2FtaF0ms%3D&reserved=0>

Apologies for cross-posting this job ad on multiple lists. We are very excited to hire again!

Position Description
Do you want to join an award-winning research and instruction team? The University of Mississippi Libraries is seeking a flexible, service-oriented team player who is dedicated to supporting teaching and research initiatives while fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at an R1 research institution. Qualified librarians are invited to apply for the Research & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor position at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services. The successful candidate will:

*    Serve as a liaison to the School of Journalism and the departments of Public Policy Leadership, Political Science, and Social Work. Liaisons work with faculty and students to effectively use library resources and services to support their research, instruction, and collection needs;
*    Collaborate with internal and external units to support student success goals of both the library and the university by leading and assessing information literacy classes, workshops, orientation activities, and first-year student instruction;
*    Provide in-person and on-line research support to a diverse community of students and researchers on the Oxford campus and regional campuses and create LibGuides, tutorials, and exhibits as needed;
*    Contribute to librarianship, research, and service at a level appropriate for a tenure-track faculty member of the university.

Salary: $48,000/year and includes the university's competitive benefits package

Minimum Qualifications
*    Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program by the date of hire
*    Familiarity with current and emerging trends in librarianship, specifically information literacy instruction and collection resources designed to support assigned liaison areas
*    Demonstrated ability to engage with a diverse community
*    Committed to pursuing professional development, research, and service at a level appropriate for promotion and tenure at the university
*    Excellent oral and written communication skills

Application Procedures
A review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. Qualified applicants must apply online at careers.olemiss.edu<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcareers.olemiss.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cmla%40usm.edu%7Ca20301866af24f2cc17308d94794bc7a%7C7f3da4be2722432ebfa764080d1eb1dc%7C0%7C0%7C637619526404033359%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=YIGqLMlF%2Bz1gZUruV1A0qx9RzSHssnNv9he8XBOhy0A%3D&reserved=0> and must include a cover letter highlighting the applicant's strengths, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applications are only accepted online; no paper copies are accepted. For accessibility assistance or questions about the position, please email the Head of Research & Instruction Services, Melissa Dennis, at mdennis at olemiss.edu<mailto:mdennis at olemiss.edu>. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and verification of credentials.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns." With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi's Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the "Cultural Mecca of the South", creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford's rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Kristin Rogers

Kristin Rogers
Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian
Associate Professor
The University of Mississippi
JD Williams Library
50 Galtney Lott Plz
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
O: +1-662-915-3409 | F: +1-662-915-6744
kerogers at olemiss.edu<mailto:kerogers at olemiss.edu> | www.olemiss.edu<http://www.olemiss.edu/>

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