University Archivist and Aztlan Center Director (Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor)

Employer
Colorado State University Pueblo
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00
Posted
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University mission is to establish CSU Pueblo as the people’s university of the southwest United States by 2028. Our success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse population, and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
 
The Colorado State University Pueblo Library actively develops and empowers the campus community by integrating information literacy across the curriculum and providing collections, spaces, and services that facilitate learning, research, and innovation for a diverse and inclusive community. The Library actively collaborates with Information Technology Services (IT), tutoring services, and other units to provide integrated academic support for students.
 
The position is funded through Vision 2028—Works for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Renewal of position funding is contingent upon continued funding of the project, budgetary approvals, and university fiscal sustainability.

 

 Description of Job: The University Archivist works closely with the local community to develop and promote relevant collections, particularly the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives. He or she facilitates the community-driven acquisition, digitization, and preservation of, as well as access to, archival materials. The position develops and oversees a small Special Collections area including rare books and manuscripts, consults with other departments across campus to ensure the University complies with state guidelines for the retention, preservation, and disposal of important documents, and collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to both print and electronic University administrative and historical records.
 
A large focus of this position is to collaborate closely with the Chicano Studies program and the Archivist will also serve as the Director of the newly formed Aztlán Center, a research center focused on Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples of the Southwest. As founding director of the Center, this person will develop mission, policies, and procedures for the Center. This position will collaborate with CSU Pueblo faculty and scholars at other research centers to develop a research agenda for the Center, award research stipends to CSU Pueblo faculty and community members, and plan community outreach programs. She or he will work with the Chicano Studies coordinator and faculty to increase student participation in Chicano Studies courses.
 
As a member of the library faculty, the Archivist may also be involved and engaged in the entire life-cycle of research, teaching and learning, and outreach processes, including reference and collection development. The Archivist may have the opportunity to teach credit-bearing courses in archives management.
Primary Duties
Manage University Archives and Special Collections      
  • Develop new and existing special collections; especially the Library’s Colorado Chicano Movement Archives (CCMA)
  • Manage current and potential donor relations
  • Using current technologies, obtain, inventory, process, organize, preserve and provide access to archival materials, including creating appropriate finding aids for archival collections in EAD format
  • Expand existing oral history program 
  • Identify, develop, and supervise digitization projects, including developing standards, digitizing records, creating metadata using appropriate metadata schema, and depositing collections into institutional repository
  • Consult and collaborate with units across campus to ensure records retention and management for all University departments complies with state records retention schedule. 
  • Provide one-on-one reference assistance in the Archives and via email, chat, text, and phone.
Provide administrative oversight of the Archives and Aztlán Center
  • Develop and revise policies and procedures 
  • Collaborate with Library Dean to monitor budgets
  • Collaborate with Library Dean and Chicano Studies community advisory group to refine mission and vision of the Aztlán Center
  • Seek external funding
Engage in Outreach
  • Facilitate the CCMA Community Advisory Committee
  • Collaborate with the community to promote the CCMA
  • Plan community outreach events and educational sessions
  • Promote the Archives and the Center locally, regionally, and nationally 
  • Develop partnerships with other local and regional centers with similar research agendas
Manage student workers and interns
  • Supervise student interns
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student assistants
Collaborate with Faculty to provide instruction and promote research including:
  • Teach sessions on the use of archives for various classes across the curriculum
  • Provide leadership for the faculty to develop a Chicano Studies research agenda for the CSU Pueblo campus
  • Collaborate with the Chicano Studies Coordinator to expand enrollment in Chicano Studies courses
  • Promote faculty and student research that augments the CCMA collections
  • Award and monitor research stipends to faculty and community members
Occasional and irregularly performed duties
  • Teach credit bearing Archives management courses






 

 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science (ALA accredited) or related archives discipline
Preferred Qualifications
  • ALA accredited Masters in Library Science if first Master’s degree is not MLS
  •  Masters or PhD in discipline related to Chicano, Indigenous, Ethnic, or Southwest Studies.
  • SAA certification
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with Chicano Studies or Southwest Studies
  • 3 years professional experience post-degree
  • Experience building community-based archives
  • Experience managing an archives in an institution of higher education or equivalent
  • Experience with digitization and metadata creation
  • Experience managing records retention 
  • Teaching/Library Instruction experience
  • Experience directing a research center or related cultural organization
  • Experience seeking and acquiring external funding
  • Experience managing grants

 

 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 will be given full consideration.


About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or 
    hr@csupueblo.edu.
     
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety. 
     
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.