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Posted: 11/04/2010

Employer
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University Libraries

ounded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is rated by the Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with high research activity and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. It is one of the three original campuses comprising the University of North Carolina system. Fall 2009 resident headcount enrollment was 17,540, including 14,315 undergraduates and 3,225 graduate students. Academic units include the College of Arts and Sciences; Lloyd International Honors College; the Bryan School of Business and Economics; and the Schools of Health and Human Performance; Human Environmental Sciences; Music, Theatre and Dance; Nursing; University Libraries and also includes the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering in conjunction with nearby North Carolina A&T State University. UNCG offers over 100 undergraduate, 61 masters and 26 doctoral programs.


Position
University Archivist
3248
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Greensboro, NC
Details
 

As a steward of the archives and materials pertinent to the history of the University, the University Archivist supports the mission of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) Department of the University Libraries. The University Archives houses the University’s records and is part of a larger department (SCUA) that specializes in rare books, manuscripts, women’s literature, and cello music. In addition, SCUA is the location of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, which documents the female experience in the Armed Forces.

This is an opportunity for an established professional to help perpetuate the unique holdings of manuscripts and archives that UNCG has collected. The incumbent will play a role in shaping and implementing the department’s digitization plans. The University Archivist will assist in conducting outreach with faculty, seek collaborative partners, and pursue grant funding. Working collaboratively with the Digital Projects team and IT staff, the incumbent will provide content expertise, and input for the selection of future projects, as well as serve as a project manager for archival projects. As a tenure track member of the faculty, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service to the library, the profession, and the community in accordance with the standards outlined in the University Libraries and University criteria for tenure.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 12 month tenure track position. The University Libraries offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Librarians have faculty status. Benefits include: 24 days vacation; 12 days sick leave; State of North Carolina preferred provider medical insurance; and State of North Carolina Retirement, TIAA-CREF or other optional retirement options. Additional benefits include optional dental, life, and disability plans. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/

Key Responsibilities

Serves as steward of UNCG’s documents of historical value, faculty papers, University publications, photographs (digital and analog), and administrative records (electronic and paper), and as a leader for the preservation of those records. These responsibilities include the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to: collection development, acquisition, arrangement, description, and processing of collections.

Identifies and develops relationships with key University faculty and staff, University committees, student organizations, and alumni for the acquisition of University records.

Formulates records management policies and schedules related to University documents of historical value and provides physical and intellectual access. Works with the Head and Assistant Head of Special Collections and University Archives to ensure compliance with state policies for the preservation of paper and electronic records.

For complete vacancy announcement, please go to: http://provost.uncg.edu/Academic/EPA_Personnel/JobLists/DetailPage.asp?s=3248

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

Masters degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a graduate degree in archival studies or related advanced subject degree with coursework or equivalent experience in archives or manuscripts. Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated progressive professional growth in an archival setting within an academic library, historical society, museum, or similar institution with responsibilities in processing collections, collections management, reference and instruction, and the management of special projects.

Knowledge of current issues and trends in archival practices in the areas of descriptive standards (DACS and EAD), collection management, digital access management software, as well as preservation and conservation standards and practices.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to address varied audiences, such as donors, development staff, faculty, alumni, and the general public.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and with sensitivity, with a variety of constituencies including scholars, donors, and alumni communities.

Proven strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to perform effectively in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in print and electronic records management, principles, and best practices.

Experience in both grant writing and the management of grants.

Experience in working with archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, oral histories, and artifacts.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

EEO/AA

Salary:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Effective Date:

March 1, 2011

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Preference will be given to applications received by December 3, 2010. The position will remain open until filled. Send an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three professional references to: Kathy Bradshaw University Archivist Search Committee University Libraries The University of North Carolina at Greensboro PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27401-6170 akbradsh@uncg.edu
Kathy Bradshaw
Phone: (633) 437-41
ADDRESS
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27406

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