Monday, December 3, 2007


Boise State University Libraries


General Description: Boise State University seeks applicants for the new faculty position of Librarian/Archivist in Special Collections. Responsibilities include providing physical and intellectual control of archival and manuscript collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids; reference work; collection care and preservation; digitization and metadata assignment; and maintenance of rare book collections. The Librarian/Archivist will participate in outreach, exhibitions, and other programs and direct the work of student assistants, interns, and special hires in processing and digitization projects. The position reports to the Head of Special Collections.

Minimum qualifications: Masters degree from an ALA accredited program; coursework and/or experience working with manuscripts and archives; strong analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications: Work experience with EAD and DACS; experience with digitization and assignment of metadata; college-level study of American history; familiarity with history of the Western United States.

Salary and Appointment: Minimum salary of $40,000. Comprehensive benefit package. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Application information: Send electronic letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply.

Review of submitted applications will begin January 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply. Disabled veterans, war veterans and honorably discharged veterans will receive credit in accordance with Idaho State Law upon submission of documentation of meeting the criteria set forth by law.Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

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