University Archivist (Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee)
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tennessee

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Tennessee Tech University,

Cookeville, Tennessee

Salary: Not Specified

Status: Full-time

Posted: 07/30/15

Deadline: 09/09/15

University Archivist

Assistant/Associate Professor - University Archivist, Volpe Library, Tennessee
Tech University.

Complete position summary, including qualifications, essential functions, and
application procedure available at Screening of
applications begins September 9, 2015; open until filled.

Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex,
disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic
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Assistant/Associate Professor

Working Title

University Archivist

Job Type


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Pay Grade/Skill Level



Library Operating

Essential Functions

Responsible for the organization, processing, management, preservation,
digitization and building of a high quality archives, special collections, and
digital collections, and developing services which will enhance the impact of
archives and collections on our students, faculty, scholars and researchers.
The University Archivist provides vision and leadership in directing and
managing program operations and personnel by setting the program goals,
policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and
sustainability, by identifying program resource needs, and by facilitating
collaborations and partnerships with library and campus units. Identifying,
collecting, and providing access to institutional information assets of long-
term value in all types including administrative records, faculty collections
and University publications. Hiring, training, and supervising student workers
and interns. Working with colleagues to develop practical solutions for
capture and preservation of core institutional content that is born digital.
Working with faculty and Library colleagues to develop creative and
sustainable ways to integrate University Archives resources into the
curriculum. Responding to internal and external reference requests concerning
University history. Identifying and procuring new collections. Assisting in
departmental and Libraries' fundraising, grant-writing, and development
efforts. Participating in Library-wide activities including committee work,
special projects and programs.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced
degree with relevant experience in archives and continuing education. Three
years of experience working as an archivist in an academic or research

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in history. Experience with archival principles
and practices including description, processing, reference, conservation, and
outreach. Experience with technology applications in an archives or library,
including imaging and editing. Experience with archival materials in a wide
variety of formats such as manuscript, audiovisual, digitized or born digital
materials. Experience developing digital collections. Familiarity with current
trends in academic research and scholarly communications. Experience with
principles and practices of records management. Experience in grants
development and fundraising. Experience working with donors of archival
materials. Familiarity with technology tools used with archival content, e.g.,
content management tools, such as contentDM and


Commensurate with education and experience. Twelve month, tenure-track

Benefits Information

Faculty: Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and
thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life
insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and
educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12

Posting Date


Screening Date (open until filled)



Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts for all degrees conferred (official
transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three
current professional references. References will be contacted at a later time.
Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications
without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered.


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