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University Archivist #499428 - Previous candidates Need Not Apply

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Position Title: University Archivist #499428 - Previous candidates Need Not Apply
FTE: 1.00
income: Commensurate
Job Summary/Basic Function: General Description:
The Mary and John Gray Library at Lamar University seeks an innovative and creative individual to join our team as University Archivist. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the University Archivist provides leadership abilities for the continuing development, operation, and promotion of the University Archives and Special Collections and serves as the University Records Manager. The Archivist will also participate in the planning for a new Archives and Special Collections Center. The Archivist will work closely with the Dean of the Library in seeking external funding for the growth and development of the unit and its collections, and will actively seek opportunities for regional, statewide, and national partnerships. The Archivist will supervise a staff consisting of one full-time librarian and three full-time staff members. This is a tenure-track faculty position. income is commensurate with practice and qualifications.

With an enrollment of over 16,000 students, Lamar University is one of Texas' fastest growing universities. The Carnegie Research university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Beaumont is a Texas Gulf Coast city located between Houston and New Orleans. With mild winters and an exciting blend of cultures, Information technology offers much to do, with a wide variety of restaurants, museums, and arts venues. As the 4th largest U.S. city, nearby Houston offers an broad range of attractions.

   » supervise the operations of the University Archives, Special Collections, and Records Management.
   » Serve as University Records Manager, supported by a certified Records Management adjunct.
   » supervise the creation of finding aids for the archival and special collections using current best practices.
   » Develop a long term vision for the unit that fits the strategic direction of the university and library.
   » Develop and disseminate appropriate policies and procedures.
   » Develop and maintain the unit's record of provenance and usage rights.
   » supervise outreach efforts to the university community to increase usage of collections in support of learning and research.
   » Manage the unit's reference assistance service.
   » Work with the Dean to develop sources of external funding, including donations and grants.
   » Continue to develop Special Collections by soliciting donations of materials and through selective acquisitions.
   » Maintain and update professional knowledge and expertise on a continuing basis.
   » Perform other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education & practice): suitable education
• A Master's degree in Library or information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program is required.

   » Five years of full-time practice in a university archives or Special Collections department, with a record of increasing responsibility, is required.
managery practice.

Knowledge, expertise, and Abilities:
   » Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the archival, special collections, and records management fields.
   » Knowledge and practice in the use of archival and metadata standards, such as EAD, Dublin Core, and MODS.
   » A demonstrated desire and record of developing professional expertise and knowledge.
   » Familiarity and practice with digital tools, such as ArchiveSpace, institutional repositories (IR), Photoshop, and a high level of familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
   » Effective oral and written communication expertise.
   » capability to work with and serve a diverse community of faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community.
   » A record of accomplishment in the areas of scholarship and/or professional service appropriate for appointment as a tenure-track faculty member.
Preferred Qualifications (Education & practice): • Preferred: Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA).
• Preferred: A second graduate degree in History or other appropriate discipline.

Certification Required:
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EEO Statement:
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, discapability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's PListing reference: Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran candidates in conformity with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to knowledge the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, expertise, efforts, tasks, responsibilities or working conditions connected with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.
Other tasks may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.
This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

Essential Functions

Open Date: 05/12/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in conformity with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, candidates must complete and email to a Standard Form 15 located at to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. candidates WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
   » Yes
   » No
   » * What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
   » Doctorate
   » ABD
   » Master's Degree
   » Bachelor's Degree
   » * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).
(Open Ended Question)
   » * How many years of full-time practice in Archives, Special Collections and/or Records Management in an academic environment do you have?
   » None
   » 6 months
   » 1-2 years
   » 3-4 years
   » 5-6 years
   » 7+ years
   » * Do you currently hold a certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)?
   » No
   » Yes
   » * Have you applied for this position previously? (i.e. was/was not interviewed and/or was/was not selected for hire)?
   » Yes
   » No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
   » Letter of Interest
   » Curriculum Vitae
   » Resume Optional Documents
   » Unofficial Transcript 1
   » Certificate(s)
   » Unofficial Transcript 2
   » Unofficial Transcript 3


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