Teaching Assistant Professor/Assistant Music Librarian

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Job Description

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a well-rounded, creative, and service-oriented individual for the hybrid position of Assistant Music Librarian.

The Music Library, located in ECU’s Fletcher Music Center, is staffed by two faculty librarians, three full-time support staff, and student assistants. Under the direction of the Head of the Music Library, this hybrid position incorporates a variety of public and technical service aspects. Public service responsibilities include reference, library instruction, and general library supervision, which requires some evening and weekend duties on a rotating basis. Technical services responsibilities include oversight of all Music Library cataloging activities using OCLC and the Sirsi-Dynix Symphony integrated library system. Serves as Music Library webmaster with responsibility for both the intellectual content and technical maintenance of the Music Library’s web site. Serves as liaison to the School of Theatre and Dance, as well as to Joyner Library’s Discovery & Technology Services Division.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community’s mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library.

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions. ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 28,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 73 master’s degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 21 doctoral programs.

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at

ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Minimum:   ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent; an academic degree in music; experience and/or substantial coursework in cataloging; familiarity with technology in a library setting; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with staff and users.  

Preferred:  Advanced degree in music or related field, or substantial progress toward same; reference experience in an academic, research, or music library; experience with RDA, a national bibliographic utility, and a local online library system; experience with authority control; instructional experience; knowledge of web page design applications; bibliographic knowledge of European languages; supervisory experience.  

This is a renewable 12-month contract position with faculty status. $45,000 minimum salary with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines.

How to Apply

Screening of applications will begin March 08, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at (#942034).  Please attach a letter of application, resume, and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references.

Additionally, please attach copies of transcripts. If you are unable to attach your transcripts please submit them by mail to: Search Committee, Assistant Music Librarian, Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator, 2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate.  

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see “Application Types Accepted” below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.  

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