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Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive

University of California, Irvine
University of California Irvine, Irvine
$60,116 - $89,655 plus benefits
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a collaborative and community-oriented professional for the position of Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.  The Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive plays a critical role in fostering community-centered archives partnerships, developing unique research collections of lasting historical significance, and sustaining campus and community relationships. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives, the Curator serves as principal liaison to the Southeast Asian American and broader Asian American cultural heritage community, developing strong channels of communication and collaboration, and pursuing initiatives that create, preserve, and provide access to documentation of the Southeast Asian American diasporic experience. The Archive's collection is broad and interdisciplinary in documenting the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic life of Americans of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese origin.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

At the heart of University of California, Irvine’s academic community, the UCI Libraries plays a vital role in enabling our outstanding students, faculty and researchers to create new knowledge, develop lifelong learning skills, and make meaningful contributions to society.  We value innovation and collaboration, and we are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Libraries’ physical spaces consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. 


The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles and located on the homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples,  Founded in 1965, UCI has over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 1,800 faculty and staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  Over 50% of UCI’s bachelor’s degrees are awarded to first generation college students.  The University is committed to serving students from all backgrounds as demonstrated by UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative,, and its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI),  The New York Times ranks UCI as the #1 college doing the most for the American Dream, and U.S. News and Report ranks UCI among the top ten public universities in the nation.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. 

The full position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information. 

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Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $60,116 - $89,655.  The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and salary point at appointment. See Table for Represented Librarians at

Applications received by July 5, 2023 will receive first consideration.




The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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