Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to direct its Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Department Head. The Department Head will serve as thought leader and will advocate in developing comprehensive strategies to serve users and to integrate the SC&A further into the mission of the Libraries and the University. The Department Head oversees the portfolios of rare book, archives, records, outreach/engagement, digital scholarship programs, and fundraising. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of SC&A will be responsible for administrative and operational oversight of the department as well as developing effective partnerships with academic departments, with repositories across the State and region, and the global community of scholars. Major responsibilities beyond administrative and operational oversight include innovation in policies and procedures, scholarly outreach programming, exhibitions, donor development, and grantsmanship. The Department Head will lead in areas such as digital collections development, curricular integration, user-centered services, diversity and inclusion, and the ongoing professional development of the SC&A’s dedicated team of faculty and staff.

The individual in this position will shape collection development and management priorities to focus on areas of historical strength while also working to build a more diverse and inclusive record of humanity’s cultural and scientific heritage. The Department Head will provide strategic direction for advancing the Libraries’ stewardship role over existing collections, balancing new acquisitions against care for existing collections, as well as for activities related to archival processing, research services, access services, facilities management, fundraising and development, and community outreach. This twelve-month tenure-track faculty position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.

Starting salary of $65,000. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

To apply, visit: http://www.auemployment.com/postings/22098

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