Tenure Track Instructor/Assistant Professor University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian (Beginning August 2022)

Millersville University

United States

October 28, 2021

Description

Faculty Posting Details Requisition Number F02477

Department Library Faculty Working Title Tenure Track Instructor/Assistant Professor University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian (Beginning August 2022) Classification Instructor/Assistant 24900/24910

Nature of position Tenure-Track

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Millersville University Library welcomes applications for a collaborative, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to serve as University Archivist & Special Collection Librarian beginning August 2022. The candidate should be familiar with current trends in Archives and Special Collections, with an emphasis on keeping up-to-date with latest developments. Most important, this position requires the ability to adapt these trends to Millersville's local context. This 9-month tenure track faculty position (instructor/assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications) will provide leadership for Millersville University Archives and Special Collections, scholarship and service to the university and community. Some summer work may be expected and if offered, will be compensated via an additional summer contract.

Appointment at Assistant rank requires a Master's degree plus ten additional hours of graduate credit. Assistant rank and an additional ten hours (i.e., twenty hours total) toward a second master's degree by the beginning of the fifth year are required for eligibility to apply for tenure, in addition to demonstrated progress in professional responsibilities, scholarly growth, and service appropriate to the rank.

A complete application comprises the following:

  • A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website). ( These must include at least two current letters of recommendation attesting to recent teaching effectiveness ).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

    Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

    At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of recent experience working in an archive and/or library special collections.
  • Knowledge and application of current trends and developments in archives and records management.
  • Experience working with original archival and special collections materials such as manuscripts, rare books, oral histories, documents, photographs, audio, film, maps, blueprints, and artifacts.
  • Experience with and commitment to teaching and student learning, either in a library or other setting.
  • Experience with archival processing and creation of finding aids.
  • Experience coordinating digitization projects within archival settings.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Leadership experience on collaborative and project-oriented teams, including experience establishing productive partnerships.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in terms of teaching and collecting practices.
  • Proof of MLS or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or international degree from a program recognized by ALA.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration
  • Successful completion of three background checks.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Second Master's degree or ABD in related field.
  • Familiarity with cataloging/metadata standards for archives and digital repositories.
  • Experience managing digital objects.
  • Experience using of Archives-related tools: (for example, Aeon, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, OHMS (for oral history), CONTENTdm, TIND, or other digital repository software.
  • Experience with digitization of primary source materials in a variety of formats such as manuscripts, rare books, photographs, audio, and video.
  • Experience writing grants.
  • Experience working with oral history collections.
  • Experience in providing reference service/research assistance in multiple formats.
  • Experience in a college or university library.
  • Job Description

    EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist will also offer research assistance, information literacy instruction, and serve as the subject librarian for assigned departments.

    Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.

    For details, please see:

  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities; and
  • Tenure Statement Section II.B.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities.
  • Teaching:

  • Provide instruction in the use of Archives and Special Collections and primary source materials for students, faculty, staff, and community researchers.
  • Provide in-depth research assistance including for designated departments/programs and in Archives and Special Collections to students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as community members and scholars.
  • Supervise interns working on special projects in Archives and Special Collections.
  • Collaborate with faculty from across campus in the use of the WGAL archive and other collections for student learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty to create information literacy instruction sessions within designated departments/programs as well as general education courses as needed.
  • Participate in a team approach to providing (online and in-person) research assistance during scheduled weekend and evening hours.
  • Create instructional materials in support of instruction sessions and/or research assistance.
  • Facilitate integration of information literacy skill development into designated departments'/programs' curricula.
  • Archives and Special Collections Professional Responsibilities:

    Collaborate in the development of new initiatives to benefit student learning

  • Promote the use of the Archives & Special Collections for research and information needs of students, faculty, staff, community members, and researchers.
  • Work collaboratively with Archives and Special Collections staff and provide leadership for the unit.
  • Contribute to the development of web presentation and special online and physical exhibits of Archives and Special Collections materials.
  • Contribute to digitization projects with local educational and cultural heritage institutions, State System of Higher Education libraries, and other digitization partners.
  • Manage physical and intellectual access to content in collections that support research and learning.

  • Acquire new materials to strengthen Archives and Special Collections holdings through selection and purchase as well as by working with donors
  • Facilitate preservation of materials, including monitoring of environmental conditions
  • Evaluate university institutional records for retention in accordance with program guidelines
  • Provide oversight and general direction for preservation, digitization, and management of collections, including the WGAL archive
  • Collaborate with library faculty and staff in the ongoing development of the institutional repository
  • Work closely with other library staff and faculty to facilitate cataloging of and access to materials in Archives & Special Collections
  • Assist in the creation of metadata according to applicable national standards for digital objects
  • Collaborate with library administration in writing grants and other fundraising efforts.
  • Serve as a Subject Librarian for students, faculty, and staff in assigned departments/programs.

  • Curate library collections including evaluating, selecting, and withdrawing items related to designated departments/programs — selected resources can include monographs, databases, digital objects, data sets, government documents, gifts, or archival collections, among other resources.
  • Identify and pursue collaborations with designated departments/programs to create engaging learning experiences in support of student success in research and learning.
  • Communicate with designated departments/programs about library resources, services, and events.
  • Understand information needs of designated departments/programs and share these with Library department.
  • Develop relationships with students and faculty with new programs.
  • Participate in outreach programs for students and faculty.
  • Tenure Requirement:

  • Candidates hired at the rank of instructor must meet the minimum qualifications for the rank of assistant professor to be eligible for tenure.
  • Significant progress toward a second graduate degree in five years.
  • This means that successful candidates who lack a second graduate degree at the time of appointment must complete ten additional credits toward a graduate degree within the first two years after appointment and an additional ten credits by the beginning of the fifth year. Enrollment in a second master's program is required; a doctoral program is preferred.
  • Demonstrated progress in professional responsibilities, scholarly growth, and service appropriate for the position's academic rank and status.
  • CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH: Pursue scholarly growth, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession. Engage in scholarly/creative activity and make results available for critical peer review. Examples may include but are not limited to development of experimental programs (including distance education); papers delivered at national and regional meetings of professional societies; regional and national awards; offices held in professional organizations (if appropriate to this category); invitational lectures given; participation in panels at regional and national meetings of professional organizations; grant acquisitions; editorships of professional journals; program-related projects; consultantships; research projects and publication record; additional graduate work; contribution to the scholarly growth of one's peers; performance of accreditation work that leads to professional development; innovations in teaching, advising and/or initiatives that enhance student success; inter-university and intra-university program development; obtaining or maintaining professional licensure/certification relevant to one's discipline; participation in teaching-related professional development; and any other data agreed to by the Faculty and Administration at local meet and discuss.

    Source: Collective Bargaining Agreement, 2019-2023

    For details, please see:

  • The CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth (p. 28);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth; and
  • Tenure Statement Section II.B.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth and Professional Development.
  • SERVICE : CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY:

    Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. This will be indicated, when applicable, by such items as: quality of participation in program, department, college, and University and/or State System committees; APSCUF activity contributing to the governance of the University and/or State System; development of new course(s) or program(s); training or assisting other faculty members in the use of distance education technology; participation in University-wide colloquia; voluntary membership in professionally oriented, community-based organizations reasonably related to the faculty member's discipline; lectures and consultations; consulting with local and area agencies and organizations; participation in accreditation work in support of department or university service; offices held in professional organizations (if appropriate to this category); and any other data agreed to by the Faculty and Administration at local meet and discuss.

    Source: Collective Bargaining Agreement, 2019-2023

    For details, please see:

  • The CBA, Article 12.B.3, Service: contribution to the University and/or community (p. 28);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community; and Tenure Statement Section II.B.3 Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community.
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member's field of competence

    PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS: Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39)

    DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

    McNairy Library and Learning Forum, in the Office of the Dean of Student Success, is comprised of 11 faculty members and 7 staff.

    Essential Functions

  • Provide instruction in the use of Archives and Special Collections and primary source materials for students, faculty, staff, and community researchers
  • Provide in-depth research assistance including for designated departments/programs and in Archives and Special Collections to students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as community members and scholars
  • Supervise interns working on special projects in Archives and Special Collections
  • Collaborate with faculty from across campus in the use of the WGAL archive and other collections for student learning
  • Collaborate with faculty to create information literacy instruction sessions within designated departments/programs as well as general education courses as needed
  • Participate in a team approach to providing (online and in-person) research assistance during scheduled weekend and evening hours
  • Create instructional materials in support of instruction sessions and/or research assistance
  • Facilitate integration of information literacy skill development into designated departments'/programs' curricula
  • Collaborate in the development of new initiatives to benefit student learning
  • Manage physical and intellectual access to content in collections that support research and learning
  • Serve as a Subject Librarian for students, faculty, and staff in assigned departments/programs
  • Posting Open Date 09/28/2021 Posting Close Date 10/28/2021 Full Consideration Date Quicklink for Posting/Requisition https: // jobs.millersville.edu/postings/8939

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Other Document 1
  • Supplemental Questions

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