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Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division University Libraries
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Salary Range 68,000.00 - 78,000.00
Posting Close Date open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin Monday, November 9, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.  A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts required for hire), and contact information for three professional references.

Job Summary 
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services, in the University Libraries to begin in the spring 2021.

Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Libraries, the incumbent has leadership responsibility for the supervision and administration of technical services, which includes acquisitions, cataloging, serials and electronic resources, gifts management, and processing and preservation, while holding tenure or tenure-track faculty status and rank.

Minimum Qualifications 
Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent advanced degree and experience.
Demonstrated experience for at least five years in an area within technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources).
Demonstrated supervisory experience for at least five years.
Demonstrated scholarship, professional development, and service record for appointment of Associate Professor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging cataloging standards, authorities and thesauri including MARC and BIBFRAME, LC authorities and RDF, and RDA.  Knowledge of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) conceptual model and its relationship to Linked Data environment and the semantic web.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of collection management; knowledge of current collection development issues and trends at academic and research libraries, including an understanding of emerging information technology and its applications for collection development.
Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions procedures.
Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.
Proficiencies and knowledge in library and information technologies related to technical services.
Preferred Qualifications  
Experience with library services platforms, such as Ex Libris Alma.
Demonstrated cataloging experience.
Demonstrated successful budget management experience.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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