The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a collaborative,
forward-thinking librarian to serve as the Lead STEM
Librarian. The successful candidate will have the opportunity
to implement a vision for the future direction of STEM services.
The position will oversee all aspects of library activities
including research consultations, collection management, and
programs as they related to the sciences.
The position is based in the Science Library which complements
the main J.D. Williams Library located on the University of
Mississippi’s central campus in Oxford. The Science Library is
strategically positioned within the Thad Cochran Research Center,
adjacent to the School of Pharmacy and in close proximity to the
new STEM facilities currently under construction.
The University Libraries is looking to expand the role and
function of the Science Library. This position will play a key role
in redefining the physical space and monitoring usage to ensure it
serves changing user needs. The library will be adding permanent
STEM faculty librarian position(s) that will report to the Lead
STEM Librarian in addition to a current full-time staff member.
This is a full-time department head, tenure-track,
12-month faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for
Duties & Responsibilities:
- 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 STEM disciplines. This includes discipline-specific
library instruction, research consultations, outreach,
grant-writing activities, and programming based on users’
- Engage with institutional partners to promote STEM disciplines
across the main campus.
- Serve as the Oxford campus liaison to the UMMC medical center
library in Jackson.
- Partner with the University’s Office of Research &
Sponsored Programs in designing and developing Libraries’ services.
- Consult with researcher on all aspects of the research
lifecycle and the utilization of research workflow tools.
- Provide support for data management, scholarship and research
- Stay abreast of developments in science publishing and open
- Demonstrate commitment to scholarship, service and professional
development to meet the requirements expected of academic library
faculty for tenure and promotion.
- Graduate degree in Library Science or STEM discipline.
- General knowledge of STEM resources, open access platforms and
other tools supporting 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.
- Committed to pursuing professional development, research, and
service at a level appropriate for promotion and tenure at the
- Experience leading teams or projects.
Salary commensurate with the
candidate’s education and experience, coupled with the university’s
. Application Procedures:
Interested candidates should apply online at http://careers.olemiss.edu 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.
If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Tipton,
Assistant Dean for Public Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or
662-915-2340. 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),
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
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
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.