University Archivist - Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian #24-07

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Collection Access and Management Services

Faculty Hire Number: #24-07

Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 1, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: $76,000 to $102,000 for Senior Assistant Librarian or $85,224 to $102K for Associate Librarian (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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CSUN’s University Library is seeking a professionally engaged, innovative, and collaborative librarian and archivist to provide leadership, vision, and direction in the ongoing growth and development of CSUN’s University Archives program. The successful candidate will play a central role in building and stewarding collections documenting the history and transactions of California State University Northridge, and will serve as the Library’s expert in the history of the University. They will provide research assistance and instruction to internal and external constituents in this area, and will promote the visibility and use of the University Archives through teaching, exhibits, programming, and other means. Additionally, the University Archivist will actively work to document the voices and experiences of members of our University community, especially those who have been historically underrepresented, including assisting in collection development and donor relations.  

As part of their duties, the successful candidate will work to identify records of enduring historical value that should be transferred to the University Archives, including select faculty papers and records of student organizations and other auxiliary units. They will coordinate with campus units to support transfer of University records to the University Archives in a systematic manner. They will maintain and apply current knowledge of University and CSU-wide policies pertaining to University Archives and records management, including policies related to privacy, confidentiality, and compliance with copyright law, working with colleagues in Special Collections & Archives and library faculty and staff as appropriate. 

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian Level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service, and scholarly and creative contributions to the field. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. The position requires attending faculty meetings as well as service to the department, college, and university. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:   

  • Master's degree in information and/or library science with an archives concentration from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a special collections department, archives, or museum;
  • Knowledge of or experience working with internal institutional partners and donors;
  • Knowledge of or experience managing archives within established institutional and legal regulatory frameworks;
  • Knowledge of or experience managing electronic records in various formats, including email, websites, and other born-digital records;
  • Ability to apply commitments to diversity, equity, and racial and social justice within the context of archival practice; 
  • Organizational, interpersonal, analytical, written communication, and decision-making skills;
  • Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure in the California State University system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing inclusive, student-centered, and culturally responsible information literacy instruction and mentoring that leads to equitable outcomes for all students;
  • Knowledge of or experience providing in-person and remote reference/research assistance for archival and rare materials with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and processing personal papers, organizational records, and other unique print, electronic, and born-digital collections;
  • Knowledge of or experience curating exhibitions;
  • Knowledge of or experience doing outreach;
  • Knowledge of or experience with standards of archival description, bibliographic control, preservation, conservation, archival policies and procedures, and security standards to improve access and prolong the life of collections;
  • Experience with archives collection management systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment;
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections;
  • Ability to provide careful and ethical stewardship for existing gifts and awards;
  • Commitment to a reparative framework in managing, using, and building collections;
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body.

Application Deadline:

Preferred application deadline is March 15, 2024 and applications received after this date may be considered on an as needed basis. However, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit a a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three current professional references to the website in the section above.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Collection Access and Management Services office at 818-677-2265.

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