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Teaching & Learning Librarian - 48920

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Library & Information Sciences, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

University Libraries

Job Description

The UMKC University Libraries are seeking a curious and collaborative person to join us as a Teaching and Learning Librarian. This position will contribute to the instructional and reference programs within the library, particularly in support of the Bloch School of Management. The Bloch School provides a comprehensive education in a variety of business careers. Teaching and Learning Librarians work in a team-based environment to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds develop information literacy skills in their fields. We are a supportive and evolving group situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City’s vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, ranked benefit-eligible faculty librarian appointment and reports to the Head of Teaching & Learning.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Initiates or provides library instruction to support the curriculum across disciplines with particular attention to the business fields.
  • Follows established workflows and contributes to the team’s learning initiatives to promote student success in face to face, online, and blended learning classrooms.
  • Supports the library’s general education program by teaching formalized lesson plans.
  • Through training and other means explores, implements, and assesses relevant teaching resources, methods, and inclusive pedagogies to achieve learning objectives.
  • Provides face- to- face and online reference support on request and by appointment.
  • Serves on UMKC Libraries’ faculty governance group and a variety of University Libraries, UMKC, and UM System committees, working groups, or teams.
  • Pursues professional development and contributes to the profession via service and/or research.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS, etc.) from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program.
  • Ability to effectively communicate new concepts in formal and informal teaching environments.
  • Experience or knowledge of active learning, online learning, and collaboration tools (Canvas, Zoom, Teams, etc.)
  • Familiarity with business information resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Ability to set and follow through on individual and team priorities.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment, evidenced through service, research, leadership, innovation, and/or professional development.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full-time, 12 month, ranked, non-tenure track, benefit-eligible faculty position.


The minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I $48,500, Librarian II $51,000, Librarian III $56,000, and Librarian IV $63,500. Please note that these are minimum salaries, not ranges. Salaries are negotiable and commensurate with experience (University of Missouri Salary Report ). (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.)

UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Deadline

Applications received by July 17, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter that directly addresses how you meet the requirements of the position, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of 3 references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a single attachment ( Apply via this application portal ). Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002. Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

You may address your cover letter to: Mardi Mahaffy, Search Committee Chair. For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or


The University Libraries are fully committed to creating and maintaining an anti-racist and anti-oppressive environment for a diverse academic community of faculty, staff and students. Recent initiatives are outlined on the University Libraries’Equity Committee page . We seek individuals who will contribute to library-wide efforts to implement and maintain anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in all services and who are committed to our core campus values of learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

· EEO is the Law English Version

· EEO is the Law Spanish Version

· EEO is the Law Chinese Version

UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion.The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos¿Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

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