The Master of Archival Studies Program in the College of Information and
Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-track graduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor for fall 2013. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with
The individual will teach courses leading to the Master of Archival Studies in
a synchronous, online environment, with the possibility of summer courses.
Course topics will include archives, records management, and archival
technology. Because the program emphasizes digital archives, applicants must
have a strong background in information technology. Strengths in records
management; reference, access, and outreach, and in digital preservation and
curation are desirable. In addition, the individual will be expected to be
active in research and scholarly activity as appropriate for the discipline,
and to engage in service to the university. The position is based in Morrow,
Georgia, fifteen miles southeast of Atlanta.
An earned terminal degree in one of the following areas: archival studies,
library and information science, information technology, public history, or
another closely related field.
Candidates having an advanced degree in one of the above fields and
significant recognition for substantive and distinctive contributions to the
field of archival studies or digital curation may also be considered.
Potential for contributions in research and scholarly activity.
Candidate must be eligible to hold graduate faculty status at Clayton State
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States by the time of
Additional, desirable qualifications:
Certified Records Managers strongly preferred.
Doctorate in archival studies, library and information science, information
technology, public history, or another closely related field.
A record of or potential for distinguished teaching directly related to
The ability to engage students in online courses.
Three or more years' experience as a professional archivist or records
Experience using software tools to support digital curation and preservation.
Evidence of current involvement in scholarly research.
Each applicant should submit the following documents for the consideration: 1)
a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, 2) a
current curriculum vita, 3) transcripts of all college coursework (sent
directly to the Provost's Office), 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) a
statement of research interests and 6) at least three letters of
recommendation, one of which directly addresses the candidate's teaching
abilities. To submit information go to
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is
filled. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by
March 1, 2013. Additional supporting materials may be requested at the
discretion program director. For additional information, please contact
Richard Pearce-Moses, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd.,
Morrow GA 30260, [log in to unmask]
The Master of Archival Studies Program trains individuals to be digital
archivists can curate comprehensive, trustworthy collections of records that
merit long-term preservation. Graduates from the program will be well-grounded
in theoretical knowledge and practical skills of archives. They will
understand the impact of technology on the profession and will have the
knowledge and skills to work with information technologists and to manage
digital information. They will know how to work in a rapidly changing
environment, finding innovative solutions to the challenges of digital
The program began in 2010 and has strong support from a large community of
professional archivists in the state who assist as part-time faculty, provide
internships, and are willing to work with students on specific projects in
courses. The program began offering online courses in 2011, and went
completely online in fall 2012. Because the Master of Archival Studies is an
online program, students may live outside the Atlanta area.
For more information about the program, see www.clayton.edu/mas/.
Clayton State University is located in a beautiful lakeside setting fifteen
minutes southeast of downtown Atlanta. The University currently offers nine
master's degree programs and 39 baccalaureate degree programs, with an
enrollment of more than 6500 students. The University is ranked by U.S. News &
World Report as having the most diverse student population among comprehensive
baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the Southern United States.
The University was named one of the "Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta" by the
Atlanta Journal Constitution. A national pioneer in "ubiquitous mobile
computing," Clayton State was the third public university to require that each
student have access to a notebook computer and has distinguished its learning
environment as one of a small number of "Notebook Universities." Clayton State
is adjacent to the Georgia Archives and the National Archives at Atlanta.
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