Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian – University of Southern Mississippi

Job Posting: Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian in the University Libraries to begin fall 2015. The Arts and Letters Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction and collection development services and reports to the head of Public Services. The position has primary emphasis on arts and letters disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Education (coursework or degree) in an arts or letters discipline. Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources. Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information literacy in both formal and informal settings. Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline. Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
Knowledge of research resources in arts and/or letters. Demonstrated experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources.

Preference will be given to applications received by September 1, 2015.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

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