The UMKC University Libraries are seeking a collaborative, team-oriented individual to fill the role of University Archivist, responsible for planning, building, and stewarding collections documenting the history of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University Archivist provides leadership and expertise in archives and records administration, access to University records and archives in all formats, and research support. The University Archivist is committed to user-centered collections and services that reflect diverse constituents and works collaboratively with the Associate Dean of Special Collections and Archives as well as campus constituencies to develop strategic directions and assess service quality in these areas. This position is a 12-month non-tenure track, ranked benefit-eligible faculty librarian appointment and reports to the Associate Dean of Special Collections and Archives.
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The University Libraries are fully committed to creating and maintaining an anti-racist and anti-oppressive environment for a diverse academic community of faculty, staff, and students. Recent initiatives are outlined on the University Libraries' Equity Committee page. We seek individuals who will contribute to library-wide efforts to implement and maintain anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in all services and who are committed to our core campus values of learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration.
Special Collections & Archives at UMKC University Libraries
The UMKC University Libraries' Special Collections & Archives (SCA) division consists of LaBudde Special Collections, Marr Sound Archives, University Archives, Cataloging & Metadata Management, and Digital Projects. SCA's primary source materials are rich in the humanities, particularly in local performing arts, LGBTQ communities, social services organizations, and jazz as well as Kansas-Missouri late 19th century Western Americana and national radio broadcasts from the 1930s-1960s. Prominent collections include the Edgar Parks Snow Papers, Starr Women's Hall of Fame inductee collections, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, J. David Goldin Radio Collection, Raymond Scott Collection, Sheet Music Collection, and Victorian Studio Portrait Collection. SCA supports a major component of teaching and learning in the humanities, arts, and social sciences through the use of primary source materials; provides high impact learning experiences to a broad range of students including the development of national award-winning student-curated exhibits; and directly supports undergraduate research initiatives.
Salary: This is a 12 month, ranked, non-tenure track faculty position. (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.) The minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I $48,500, Librarian II $51,000, Librarian III $56,000, and Librarian IV $63,500. Please note that these are minimum salaries, not ranges. Salaries are negotiable and commensurate with experience (University of Missouri Salary Report). UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.
Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted online at info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions. Click the View Jobs button and search for ID 60941 to apply. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter that directly addresses how you meet the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a single attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
Applications received by August 11, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002. Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
You may address your cover letter to: Lindy Smith, Search Committee Chair. For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or email@example.com.