Temporary Faculty Pool, CSU Archivist

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Temporary Faculty Pool, CSU Archivist

Job No: 498513
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer, Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty), Library, Temporary, Part Time

Temporary Faculty Pool

Archives & Special Collections

University Library

Position Description

The University Library, Archives Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of part-time teaching appointments.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Department of Archives & Special Collections

The University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources, user-centered services, and learning experiences. The Gerth Archives collects, maintains, preserves, and makes accessible primary resources, archival materials, rare book, and digital objects to enhance research about CSUDH and the South Bay area of Los Angeles as well as Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano/Chicana-o Studies, Labor Studies, and the history of education in California.

For more information: https://libguides.csudh.edu/archives-about-us

The Position

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends in mid-May. Opportunities for teaching during the Summer Sessions may also be available.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of workflows that facilitate the digitization, transcription and cataloging of CSU materials in accordance with emerging standards and best practices.
  • Digitize materials and coordinate the arrangement and description workflows and participates in the integration of related metadata into systems for storage, discovery and display.
  • Oversees the maintenance of content, cataloging, the flow and ingest of digital objects in digital asset management systems including ContentDM. Coordinates information related system-wide content management systems.
  • Generate finding aids in Archives Space and the Online Archive of California.
  • Coordinates with archives staff to plan, prioritize, and carry out projects to digitize CSU archival materials.
  • Process digital objects across image, text, audio and video formats.
  • Catalog and upload digital objects into the CSUDH digital collections.
  • Provides advice and assistance for Archives researchers.
  • Works collaboratively with Archives staff to evaluate, appraise and supervise transfer archival materials.
  • Works with other Library personnel to ensure Archives website is updated.
  • Updates policies needed for CSU Archives.
  • Work with CSU personnel to transfer paper and born digital materials to the archives.
  • Working knowledge of activities, policies, and procedures specific to the Archives and Special Collections and how Archives interacts with other departments within the Library and the campus community.
  • Ability to create Lib-Guides, blog posts, website text, social media posts, online and physical exhibitions and other publicity related materials.


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline.

Preferred Desired Qualifications

ALA-accredited Masters' degree in Library, Information Science, Archives Administration OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training

Minimum of two years professional experience working in an academic library, historical society, archival institution, digitization setting or a research institution/company.

Knowledge of and experience with standards and best practices for digitization of archives, manuscripts, rare books, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and other special collections holdings.

Thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice as demonstrated through experience.

Demonstrated experience in archival appraisal, selection, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach activities.

Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA);

Experience with oral histories.

Working knowledge of specialized applications and tools such as CONTENTdm, HTML, Adobe Acrobat, and OCR. Additionally, working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, computer operating systems, storage systems and file formats.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.

Knowledge of current best practices related access for born-digital collections

Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

A complete application is required and must include:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume with contact information
  • A one page Cover Letter including a Diversity Statement and Teaching Statement
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)

  • For international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    Closing Statement

    California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Applications Close: 30 Jun 2021

    To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/498513/temporary-faculty-pool-csu-archivist