The User Interface and Graphic Designer applies knowledge, experience, and a
strong design aesthetic to the process of user interface design, interaction
design, and graphic design at UMKC University Libraries. In support of the
work practices of UMKC students and faculty members, the University Libraries
must continuously introduce, develop and refine their online and physical
spaces and services. In addition, the Libraries are working to enhance support
for distance education.
The Designer will play a key role in the University Libraries formal user-
centered-design process. The goal of this process is to provide a highly
useful and usable library for students and faculty that supports their work
practices around teaching, learning and knowledge creation. Responsibilities
will include the design of visual and/or interactive products, the development
of user-interface mockups and prototype systems, and the detailed
specification of primarily web-based user interfaces. The incumbent will work
collaboratively with several teams including the requirements gathering,
usability testing, and implementation teams. This position will be responsible
for the design of library products including web and mobile user interfaces,
print work, logos, and presentation templates.
UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability,
diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead
the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a
forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC
Miller Nichols Library is in the midst of expansion and renovation that will
enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, user interface design, interaction design
or a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience is
For additional qualifications, benefits and directions on how to apply; please
Position #59269. Application Review
Begins Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless
of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran
status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted
activities. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a
Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.
UMKC is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, that
is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
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