Assistant Professor/Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty Working Title Assistant Professor/Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator Department 260100 - Kirkpatrick Library Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998517 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Application Process:

To apply online, go to and apply to position #998517. A complete UCM application for employment, cover letter outlining interest and how qualifications fit this position, unofficial transcripts, vitae and three letters of references are required and must be attached to application. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. If selected for an interview, you will need to provide official transcripts and any professional license(s) during the interview.

Initial review of applications will begin on: March 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty hours

Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 02/17/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose

The Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator position plays a key role in the discovery services of the library, working closely with library employees and the university community to design library tools that aid access to information resources and library services. This position provides leadership in designing and maintaining the library’s web platforms, digital collections, and digital infrastructure. It is expected that the Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator actively engage in shared governance.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training

Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited program in library/information science or equivalent information management graduate degree.

Computer Skills Experience

-Knowledge of Integrated Library System ( ILS ) or equivalent systems.
-Experience designing and maintaining websites.
-Demonstrated understanding and use of HTML and CSS .
-Demonstrated experimentation in coding and troubleshooting unique programming issues.

-Experience providing training and instruction for digital tools.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

-Understanding of Javascript and server-side programming languages (e.g. PHP, Ruby).
-Ability to design and utilize data structures such as SQL databases and JSON .
-Knowledge of metadata standards such as RDA, MARC, and Dublin Core.
-Understanding of web usability studies and user experience.

Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Vitae
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
Optional Documents

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