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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank - Clinical


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Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
1/22/2020
Position ID
73387
Description

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as University Archivist. We are hiring one individual for a full-time non-tenure track position with an 11-month academic appointment beginning Summer 2020.  Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor depending on qualifications.

Reporting to the Dean through the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the University Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University Archives and will be the primary spokesperson for Texas A&M history on behalf of the Libraries.  Responsibilities include coordinating the identification, appraisal, acquisition, storage, access, preservation and disposal of university archives in both paper and electronic formats, including supervision of the University Records Manager and conducting archival review of university and departmental records, as required; organizing collections; creating archival based descriptions; providing online and in-house reference services.  Additional responsibilities include onsite visits to investigate, assess, and acquire potential collections; donor engagement; conducting outreach programs to the campus community and participating in instructional sessions; collaborating in exhibit design and fabrication; participating in digitization initiatives; and curator engagement on the Clements Papers collections. 

Non-tenure track responsibilities include engaging in professional service at multiple levels with demonstrated national impact.

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $54,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values:  Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and 3,200 faculty.

The Libraries:

The vision of the University Libraries is to be the indispensable hub for discovery, learning, and creativity at Texas A&M.  The pillars of this vision are a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations; a suite of robust services and a dedicated team exceeding customer expectations; an inspirational environment that delights and invites use; and an organizational culture celebrated for its trust, openness to risk and strengthened by its collaboration and diversity.

The Libraries currently rank in the top ten among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries with competitive starting salaries (taking into account the regional cost of living).  Current staffing includes approximately 160-170 classified and professional staff and 85-90 faculty.  More information can be found at http://library.tamu.edu

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • At least 3 years of archival-related experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Experience working successfully with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in history or related field with emphasis on archival work
  • Experience working in an academic setting
  • Experience with digitization initiatives or institutional repositories
  • Experience in the creation of exhibits or exhibit fabrication 
  • Knowledge of Texas and/or Texas A&M University history and traditions
  • Familiarity with DACS, EAD, and major archival software and tools (e.g., AtoM, Archon, ArchivesSpace, etc)
  • Evidence of successful project management 
Application Instructions

Applications must be received by March 15, 2020 for consideration.  Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references. They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal at http://apply.interfolio.com/73387 for the Non-tenure track position. Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at point of negotiation with the successful applicant. Please direct any questions to Aimee Upton at a-upton@library.tamu.edu.  

The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant’s qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. 

 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.