University Archivist

College Park, Maryland
22 Days Annual Leave,15 Days of Sick Leave,3 Days Personal Leave,15 Paid Holidays,Tuition Remission
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Full Time

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The collections and services of the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are extensive, with special strengths in Maryland history and culture, labor history, and mass media, among other areas. The University Archives documents the history and culture of the university, including its governance, student life, and athletics. The University Archives are highly visible on campus and are an important representative of the UMD Libraries to the rest of the university and wider communities. The successful candidate for University Archivist will represent University Archives to members of the university, outside agencies, and donors while leading a unit integral to SCUA and the UMD Libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice. Must be able to work effectively with others in a team setting. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and in assisting researchers in an archival setting. Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Demonstrated service to the profession and the potential for further professional contributions.


RequiredALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training, or a Master’s degree in history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

Preferred: Advanced degree/graduate study in history or other relevant discipline.


Required: At least one year of professional archival experience. Early career archivists encouraged to apply. Demonstrated ability and initiative in reference, outreach, and instruction.

Preferred:  Work experience in a university archives setting, supervisory and project management experience are desirable. Background in donor relations, grants, and fund raising. 

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Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.  For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at .  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 31, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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