Job opportunities

The University of Kansas is committed to hiring the applicant whose talents will blend with and enrich our organization and community in new ways. We seek applicants whose strengths, experiences and potential combine to support and achieve the role of KU Libraries to provide research service and support to the university community. We expect employees to demonstrate initiative, exhibit curiosity, maintain a collaborative attitude, communicate effectively and remain flexible in a world of change.

Librarian, Support Staff and Administrative Positions

KU Libraries is currently accepting applications for a Librarian for African and Global & International Studies.

The Librarian for African and Global & International Studies is part of a team of six librarians who serve the communities within the University that study world regions in a variety of disciplines.  Reporting to the Head of International & Area Studies in the Distinctive Collections Division, the incumbent will provide user-focused service and subject expertise for the interdisciplinary fields of African Studies (including Africa and the African diaspora), Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines in the humanities and / or social sciences.

Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world.  See

For a full description of this position and to apply, please see this link:


Student positions

To view current student hourly positions available at KU Libraries, visit the KU Employment site and select "Libraries" from the "Search by Department" drop-down menu.

For more information, please contact:
Leah Nelson, KU Libraries Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 785-864-3103
Fax: 785-864-5311

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