Head, Special Collections & Archives
University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

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University of Idaho

Head, Special Collections & Archives

Location: Moscow

Division/College: General Library (Div)

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $75,000 or more depending on experience (faculty base salary $65,000 depending on experience and $10,000 administrative stipend)

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Library faculty status, rank negotiable, tenure track (tenured status will require a tenure review), 12-month appointment. This position offers the successful candidate an excellent career opportunity as a university faculty member and academic librarian.
The University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives specializes in the acquisition, preservation, and use of research materials that document the cultural and environmental history of Idaho and the region. It is also the home of the International Jazz Collections and the University Archives. The collection contains manuscripts, recordings, photographs, maps, monographs, and artifacts.

The successful candidate will provide energetic leadership and direction for department activities. Using state-of-the-art and traditional practices in developing, preserving, and making accessible special collections, the incumbent will partner with colleagues and the community to spearhead a clear vision for special collections and archives at the university. This role will include building successful relationships throughout the state and region to ensure a well-articulated program for acquiring and managing unique materials in all formats. The incumbent will supervise a staff of three, engage in programming, research, reference services, collection development, and will work productively with the Dean, University Libraries to pursue donor relationships and funding opportunities. Faculty must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement, outreach, and service, as well as success in job performance for tenure and promotion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent terminal degree and relevant experience.
  • Three or more years’ experience in archives or special collections in a university setting.
  • Evidence of a broad knowledge of best practices in special collections and archives administration.
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with accessioning and processing university and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative work situations.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
  • Ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Additional graduate or terminal degree in an appropriate discipline (Librarianship, History, Archives Management, or a related area).
  • Progressively responsible roles in special collections or archives.
  • Supervisory experience and an inclusive, participatory management approach.
  • Understanding of copyright, privacy laws, and rights management issues relating to analog and born-digital collections.
  • Knowledge of basic preservation methods and procedures for archival materials in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats, digital scholarship, data management, and metadata schema.
  • Successful experience with donor cultivation.
  • Experience with public programming and exhibits.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A record of successful grantsmanship .

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000947P

Posting Date: 10/11/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before November 16, 2021 will receive first consideration. In addition to the online application, please submit a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications; a current C.V.; a list of references, and a diversity statement (uploaded to the Other Document 1 field.) All applicants are asked to submit a 250-500 word diversity statement addressing how their past and/or future contributions will protect and promote a library learning environment characterized by inclusive discourse and action. The University of Idaho welcomes and respects all people, and diversity and inclusion are the core of our community and are embraced as guiding principles (https://www.uidaho.edu/diversity/edu).

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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