Managing Editor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 320100 - General Library
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This position in the Office of Thesis and Dissertation Review has the primary function of reviewing and approving documents submitted by graduate students as a final step in the graduation process.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced program.

Area of Specialization:

Thesis & Dissertation

Anticipated Appointment Date:

September 16, 2020

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responds to patron inquiries regarding thesis or dissertation preparation and formatting. Guidance and instruction to graduate students is provided to achieve successful approval of the document. The approval is shared with the Graduate School as a step toward graduation.
2. Reviews and approves all Electronic Thesis and Dissertations, corresponding with students as necessary to ensure completeness and correctness according to MSU Graduate School Standards.
3. Provides one-on-one consultations and guidance to graduate students. This includes copyright and authors rights information. Ensures adherence to author-determined embargoes.
4. Teaches workshops on formatting, authors rights, and discusses copyright issues. Workshops are taught in the Library, online, and in Orientation sessions for Graduate Students.
5. Charges student Banner accounts with thesis and dissertation fees and monitors invoices provided by the vendor, ProQuest. This vendor is responsible for online access to graduate student electronic thesis and dissertations.
6. Supervises and trains student employees to be receptionist for the Office and answer basis questions if the faculty or professional staff member are working with another student.
7. Enhances brochures, Graduate Student Library Websites, and workshop handouts.
8. Assists the faculty member with outreach to academic departments, graduate coordinators, and student groups by attending departmental meetings, graduate student programs, and orientation sessions. The outcome of this outreach is to get graduate students into the Office early in the process to ensure student success.
9. This position will be a secondary instructor the LIB 9010 course.
10. Other duties as assigned.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Communication, Education, or a related field.
3 years plus education listed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Excellent project and time management skills.
3. Strong understanding Associated Press style;
4. Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
5. Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and follow through skills.
6. Ability to analyze information and communicate that information effectively orally and in writing.
7. Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as well as with faculty, staff, and students in a busy, changing environment
8. Ability to work independently, perform complex tasks, and manage and prioritize multiple projects
9. Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
2. Frequent external imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
3. Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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