Job Posting: Archival Studies Postdoctoral Researcher at Louisiana State University (LSU)

  • 1.  Job Posting: Archival Studies Postdoctoral Researcher at Louisiana State University (LSU)

    Posted Mar 18, 2020 04:34 PM

    LSU's School of Library & Information Science is hiring an Archival Studies Postdoctoral Researcher for the Virtual Footlocker Project (VFP), an IMLS-funded research project. The VFP Postdoctoral Researcher is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week and will be appointed as a 12-month position. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in library & information science, information studies, archives, or another associated field of study. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate prior experience with qualitative or mixed methods research, coding analysis, and digital curation or preservation research. Ideal candidates will be proficient with SPSS, NVivo (or similar software), and Microsoft Office and possess strong theoretical training, and successful archival research experience. Additionally, ideal candidates will be attentive to detail, possess efficient time management skills, and be able to work both within a project group and independently. Hiring priority will be granted to veterans and members from underrepresented groups. Position will report to Dr. Edward Benoit.

    Job Responsibilities

    30%: Qualitative and quantitative data analysis of focus group transcripts and survey data. Mapping technical requirements for digital preservation based on existing standards, identifying challenges, and developing a functional framework for initial protocol design.

    30%: Development of veteran-specific digital preservation modeling, finalizing the protocol design and disseminating the project findings to stakeholders; identify existing open source tools, such as APIs, that could be adapted to meet the technical requirements; update and finalize the best practices and protocols.

    30%: Develop a workshop curriculum for archivists centered on the protocol and best practices for veteran outreach.

    10%: Supervise Graduate Assistant

    Minimum Qualifications

    Ph.D. in Library & Information Science; Information Studies; or Archives


    Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified)


    Additional Position Information:

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


    EEO Statement:

    LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.


    HCM Contact Information:

    Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


    About SLIS

    The LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online prestigious education in library and information science. It is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana. SLIS offers, dual degree with the Department of History, two undergraduate minors, and three certificate options. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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    About CHSE

    The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,795 undergraduate and 1,935 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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    Edward Benoit III, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor & Russell B. Long Professor
    School of Library & Information Science
    Louisiana State University 269 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    office 225-578-1469 | fax 225-578-4581 | |