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Science Librarian / Assistant Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Library (10000816)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Description

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks proactive, collaborative applicants for the position of Science Librarian. Serving as primary liaison to multiple Science subject areas this position will provide research and curricular support to faculty and students. The Science Librarian is responsible for research assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support Science programs. The position is housed in the Science Library and is responsible for the oversight of staff, services and space in that branch. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Services. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
•    Collaborate with faculty and students to understand their research and curricular needs. Use innovative approaches to inform faculty of relevant resources and services. 

•    Develop, promote, deliver and assess dynamic programs and services for science related disciplines. This includes discipline-specific library instruction, research consultations, outreach, and programming based on users’ needs. 

•    Create discipline specific internet-based materials such as tutorials, subject, topic and course guides.

•    Manage, develop and assess library collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the students and faculty in assigned subject areas.

•    Serve as the Oxford campus liaison to the UMMC medical center library in Jackson.
•    Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
•    General knowledge of STEM resources. 
•    Interest in learning and applying new instructional strategies and tools to support research and teaching in the sciences.
•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community of faculty, students, administrators and the general public. 
•    Commitment 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: 

Interested candidates should apply online at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information. These materials should be attached to the online application. No print applications will be accepted. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and the position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Tipton, Assistant Dean for Public Services at mailto:jttipton@olemiss.eduor 662-915-2340. 

Position Details

Appointment (12 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, 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, historic landmarks, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi