Assistant Professor in Library Science; Head, Music Library

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Assistant Professor in Library Science; Head, Music Library

Job ID: 249209
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary

The Schwob Memorial Library at Columbus State University seeks applicants for a Assistant Professor in Library Science; Head, Music Library. This position will be responsible for the administration of the Music Library, general public service activities, and being the liaison between CSU Libraries and the Schwob School of Music.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning, developing, and coordinating the overall operation, services, and resources for the Music Library; collection development; liaison between CSU Libraries and the Schwob School of Music; reference/research assistance and bibliographic instruction; executes all public services activities as needed; actively participates in professional organizations on the local, state, regional, or national level; and contributes to the overall management of the CSU Libraries as a member of the library faculty and steering group.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS / MLIS and three years of supervisory experience in a music library / collection. The candidate must also have a strong background in music and a working knowledge of western foreign language(s); have extensive training and experience overseeing library public services and a firm knowledge of technical services, especially in relation to music materials; and must demonstrate strong communication/interpersonal, organizational, creativity and analytical/problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Course work in one or more foreign languages is preferred.

Proposed Salary

The annualized hiring salary range is $60,000 - $65,000 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

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