Job Posting: Special Collections Archivist, University of Illinois Chicago

25 May 2022 9:05 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Assistant/Associate Professor/ Special Collections Archivist

Level of employment: Full Time (tenure-track)

Salary Range: $61,000 - $71,500

Job Description:

The Special Collections Archivist has primary responsibility for planning, developing, and maintaining the archival collections in Special Collections at the Daley Library. They will work with both current and new collections to contribute to our mission of enhancing diverse and inclusive collections of Chicago and social justice. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the archivist will provide leadership and expertise in the discovery of our collections in addition to developing strategies and workflows that surface underrepresented voices within and across collections and provide access to collections, including reference support.

This tenure-track appointment includes the expectation that the faculty member will be actively engaged in and significantly contribute to the profession through research/scholarship and service related to professional and scholarly interests. This includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various levels. Support for scholarship and professional development, including funding, research leave, and mentoring, are provided to foster candidate success ( Expectations are further outlined in the norms for tenure track appointments (

Job Requirements

Experience in arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections of varying sizes and complexity. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates who meet the required qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply. The University Library values a diversity of skills and experiences. Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to work with archival collection management software (i.e., CuadraStar SKCA, ArchivesSpace, Archon, etc.). Supervisory experience in any setting. Familiarity with born-digital materials and electronic records. Familiarity with copyright and privacy restrictions as they relate to access and digitization of archival collections.

Level of Education/Experience Required:

Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country), or advanced degree in archival studies, history, or a related field;

Application deadline: July 1, 2022 For fullest consideration, apply by June 17, 2022, with C.V, cover letter, and the name and contact information for at least three professional references. The position close date is July 1, 2022.

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