Professional Positions

Instructional Designer

Graceland University has a full-time position for an Instructional Designer on the Independence, Missouri, campus. Successful candidate will interface with content area experts to design and develop online courses for Graceland’s Distance Learning program.

A bachelor's degree in instructional design or related field is required; master’s degree preferred. Experience with course delivery software such as Blackboard, or eCollege, HTML and the Microsoft application suite required. Knowledge of the Cognos reporting system also desired. Must be detail-oriented, work well with a team, have good phone skills and enjoy meeting and working with people.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: Connie Wright, 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050; email:


Assistant Librarian

Graceland University is seeking a ¾-time, dynamic Assistant Librarian on the Independence, Missouri, campus. The Assistant Librarian will be responsible for providing reference services, especially helping distance graduate students navigate the library and provide ILL services. This position will process and deliver ILL requests, keep copyright records, prepare monthly statistics, instruct students in the access and use of scholarly information through in-person reference desk services, participate collaboratively with faculty to promote and provide course-integrated library instruction and information literacy in classroom and small group settings, develop general and subject-specific LibGuides and tutorials for the library's website, and foster effective and collaborative relationships with faculty to increase awareness of library resources.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with library experience, prefer master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate effective teaching, presentation and communication skills.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Road, Lee Williams, Independence, MO 64050; or electronically to