Position: University Archivist, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Job Title University Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000
The University Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of OHSU’s archives program. Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Services, the University Archivist contributes positive, expansive vision to OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, seeking new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences. The University Archivist identifies, appraises, and acquires archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats. Supervising a staff of 1.5-3.0 FTE, the position manages accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections. The University Archivist develops collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools.
The University Archivist plays a major role in digital curation activities, working with a cross-functional team across the library. Responsibilities include building and managing digital collections; defining workflows, procedures, and standards; advising on best practices; participating in policy formation; and working with university partners to develop collections, projects, and services.
The University Archivist conducts scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession. The position teaches classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assists researchers through reference and instruction; and conducts exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities. The University Archivist collaborates with donors, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, exhibits, events, publications, and reports.
This position monitors, interprets, and applies emerging archival theory and trends. As a colleague and supervisor, the University Archivist fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. The position participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and consults with the university community on records management policy and practices. As a member of the Library Faculty, the University Archivist participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position represents OHSU Library in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Archives & Manuscripts Service.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program with a concentration in archives, or an equivalent combination of advanced degree and work experience
Minimum of two years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections of diverse size, content, and format, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting
Strong knowledge of current archival theory and trends; ability to judiciously apply theory to practice
Demonstrated success in working with collaborative, cross-functional teams on complex projects
Experience in using flexible standards for arrangement and description, particularly minimum-level processing; ability to use judgment and pragmatism in applying standards
Demonstrated experience with technical and descriptive standards including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core; knowledge of emerging standards
Experience with digitization; knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices
Familiarity with HIPAA and FERPA principles; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements
Supervisory experience; ability to lead a team and delegate effectively
Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences
Experience with donor relations
Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
Ability to lift and carry a 40-pound box
Experience applying HIPAA and FERPA principles to archival arrangement, description, and access
Experience with Archivists Toolkit; knowledge of ArchivesSpace
Experience managing artifact collections
Experience with teaching, reference, instruction, and outreach in archives or special collections
Experience with space planning and stacks management
Experience collaborating with academic staff, faculty, students, and alumni
Knowledge of the history of health sciences and the history of the Pacific Northwest
Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.
Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com<http://ohsujobs.com> and search for position IRC53411. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.