The University of Toledo seeks a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position: This position will be primarily responsible for the acquisition and curation of manuscript materials preserved in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, including managing reference and processing services.
The Manuscripts Librarian/Archivist will help lead the Canaday Center forward with the use of new techniques for curating manuscript collections. The position will develop instructional materials and work closely with faculty in academic departments to integrate the Center’s manuscript collections into courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The Manuscripts Librarian/Archivist will work to expand the Center’s city government, disability history, and corporate collections with the aim of developing a national reputation in these areas.
In addition, this position has scholarship and service responsibilities required for fulfilling tenure standards of the College of University Libraries. These responsibilities include writing for publication, presenting at conferences, and engaging in service activities at the library, on campus, and professionally.
Applications accepted until position is filled and should include cover letter with resume. Please apply by 1/7/20 for full consideration. Anticipated start date July 1, 2020
The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.
The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.
The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or earned doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.
Experience with manuscript collections at an academic or research-based institution.
Working knowledge of current best practices and trends in manuscripts and archives.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement new technologies and practices related to manuscripts curation.
Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities.
Communication skills commensurate with a professional workplace.
Strong commitment to customer service.
Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff in a team environment.
Demonstrated potential to meet The University of Toledo criteria for tenure and promotion, including scholarly presentations and/or publications and service.
Certified Archivist Designation.
Experience teaching information literacy classes.
Experience supervising employees.
Demonstrated research agenda.
Familiarity with description and metadata standards such as Dublin Core and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
Experience with archival content management systems such as ArchiveSpace.
Experience working with donors.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
Internal Number: req1265
About The University of Toledo
Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Toledo, Ohio is a convergence of highways, railways and waterways that have long made Toledo a transportation hub. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90, the two busiest highways in the country, Toledo is where things get built. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass; home to several corporate entities – Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, Jeep and First Solar. Strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, result in a thriving arts and cultural scene with diverse career opportunities and growth for our region.The University of Toledo, situated on more than 450 acres of land is bordered by thriving quiet residential neighborhoods. It is a dynamic state-supported urban university with first-class science departments and strong professional programs in engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy. Total enrollment is over 20,000 students. More information about the University is available on the web at http://www.utoledo.edu.The University of Toledo was founded in 1872 as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, and became a municipal university in... 1884. The University of Toledo is a nationally recognized, state-supported, comprehensive metropolitan university. It is an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that offers 143 undergraduate, 170 masters, 55 doctoral and first professional degree programs, and 11 specialist degree programs. The institution, first and foremost, is a dynamic, scholarly community of teachers, researchers and learners, with undergraduate and graduate education and research being the University’s highest priorities. The University is located in northwest Ohio in the city of Toledo and has a main campus that houses the majority of its undergraduate students and academic colleges, a health science campus that houses the Colleges of Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; a campus at the Toledo Museum of Art for the College of Communication and the Arts; and others campuses that include the Lake Erie Center where water and fish environment research is conducted, the Arboretum, and the Scott Park campus where Toledo Early College for High School students take college classes.The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.
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