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
- 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.
- 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.)
Full Time/Part Time
- Familiarity with business information resources.
- Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and
- Ability to set and follow through on individual and team
- Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track
appointment, evidenced through service, research, leadership,
innovation, and/or professional development.
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
). (See the
Promotion and Appointments Criteria
UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.
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.
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
You may address your cover letter to: Mardi Mahaffy, Search
Committee Chair. For all inquiries about the position, please
contact 816-235-1531 or email@example.com.
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
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
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.
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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.
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