Teaching & Learning Librarian

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 duties and 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 the Collections Team to represent the Bloch School’s collection needs.
  • 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 Requirements

  • A master’s degree in library science/library information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office or equivalent.
  • 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 ability to set and follow through on individual and team priorities.
  • Evidence of experiences and expertise that support the UM System Values Commitment and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.;
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment, evidenced through service, research, leadership, innovation, and/or professional development.


Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications, and the anticipated hiring range for this position is $50,000-$57,500. Minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I $50,000, Librarian II $55,000, Librarian III $62,500, and Librarian IV $72,500. UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package. (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria (PDF) for rank specifications and UM salaries are publicly available.)

UMKC offers full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university’s most important resource.

Application Instructions

View details about an informational webinar and a copy of this full posting.

Application materials must be submitted online at UMKC Human Resources. Search for job ID 51471 to apply. Though the system provides prompts for uploading application materials separately, we request that applicants combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document:

  • A personal letter of interest of up to 2 pages addressing each minimum requirement and the values commitment (see below)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV – as many pages as needed)
  • Current contact information for 3 references

Upload this combined document when prompted to provide a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). 

You may address your cover letter to: Mardi Mahaffy, Search Committee Chair.

  • If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email umpshrsupport@umsystem.edu.
  • For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or libraryadmin@umkc.edu.and provide the title of the position.
  • 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.

Per the University of Missouri System’s Values Commitment, we value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. 

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Applications received by May 27, 2024, will be given priority consideration.

Services & Resources Division

The Services and Resources Division of the UMKC University Libraries includes a broad representation of work, including the operations of UMKC’s Miller Nichols Library and Health Sciences Library, as well as oversight of our strategic collections. The division includes three service point operations (Circulation, Health Sciences Library, and Music/Media Library), two collections departments (Collections & Acquisitions and Resource Sharing), and two teaching departments (Clinical Support, and Teaching & Learning). Collections & Acquisitions is a newly structured department as of 2023 that aims to strengthen the Libraries strategic approach to the purchasing, licensing, borrowing, and sharing of collections, in connection with the University of Missouri System libraries and other consortial partners.

Community Information

UMKC is a public, urban, research university with more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  It is part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with surrounding urban communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, and more economically secure quality of life.

A City on the Rise:  Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The university is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

EEO is the Law

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit the Equal Employment Opportunity website or call Human Resources at (816) 235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at (816) 235-6910.

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library