Monday, December 27, 2010

University Archivist. University of Florida

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is recruiting for the position of University Archivist, a tenure-track library faculty position, which provides vision and leadership in the newly created Office of Archives and Records Management in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Manuscripts, the University Archivist supervises 3 full-time employees and is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to create an integrated archives and records management program for the University of Florida. In conjunction with the University Historian, this position is also responsible for developing programs that recognize the significance of the University's role as a land-grant institution, its contribution to applied and theoretical research, its rich and diverse student life, its achievements in inter-collegiate sports, and its overall influence on Florida's history. As a member of the department staff the University Archivist contributes to the overall public service, collection management, and technical services functions of the department. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the University Archivist will serve on various committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The complete vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: