Library seeks University Archivist

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library seeks a University Archivist to head its university archives program. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a research institution with quality standards in research and publication. The University Archives includes the records of the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in the health sciences and reports to the Head of the Special Collections Department.

Specific Job Responsibilities: The University Archivist has primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a university archives program within the academic research library setting. Duties include overseeing the UIC records management program and assisting offices and colleges with developing records management plans in accordance with University Statutes and Illinois State Records laws; supervising the transfer of selected records to the university archives for permanent retention; proving access to holdings by accessioning collections, writing finding aids, and providing references services.  Additionally, the University Archivist assists rare books and manuscript personnel in providing reference and other services such as the preparation of accessions, user guides, and exhibitions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; three to five years professional archive administration experience in a research library.  Understanding of records management fundamentals.  Professional commitment to librarianship and archives administration and evidence of ability to meet university standards in research, publication, and professional service.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Certified Archivist or Certified Records Manager.  Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with administrators, researchers and scholars making use of the archival collection; strong public services orientation; knowledge of rare books and manuscript librarianship.

Salary/Rank/Contract: Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; entry level faculty appointments begin at $47,000; faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by September 30, 2011.

All applicants must submit an online application.