Chemical and Physical Sciences Librarian

Oxford, MS
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Salary: $48,000
Created: March 4, 2020


The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an innovative user-focused professional to join the STEM team. This position will serve as the library subject specialist for chemical and physical science information and data. The successful candidate will play a key role in expanding the breadth and depth of research support offered to the STEM disciplines by engaging with researchers on their work, data, and information needs and articulating the role the Library can play. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Lead STEM Librarian. The University Libraries strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from candidates committed to fostering inclusion, accessibility, and related themes.


Job Duties:

·         Deliver targeted library services to advance research, teaching and learning to the assigned departments.

·         Provide expert consultation to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and the utilization of research workflow tools.

·         Support chemical information discovery in both textual and graphical formats.

·         Facilitate the use of science research tools such as citation management software, electronic lab notebooks, and data repository options to address the specialized needs of chemical and physical science information researchers

·         Collaborate with other STEM librarians to develop, oversee, and assess library resources for the sciences.

·         Assist in the discovery of information resources through the creation of subject guides and other user services.

·         Provides data support services for faculty, staff, and students from assigned subject areas as well as for other campus data support service initiatives as assigned.

·         Stay abreast of developments in, science publishing, scientometrics and open science

·         Demonstrates 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 other related discipline.

·         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

·         Strong subject background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering.

·         Experience and/or coursework with emerging technology, tools, and trends in scholarship in the sciences.

·         Familiarity with scholarly communications initiatives and demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends

·         Experience managing, analyzing or working with data.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is $48,000.  Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs.

About the University

For ten consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. If you’re interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges this is an exceptional opportunity for you.

Application Information

For more details and to apply see  All interested parties, including recent and upcoming graduates, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and contact information for three professional references. 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.


Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 22:57 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 22:57 UTC