The University of South Carolina Lancaster, a regional campus of
the University of South Carolina located approximately thirty-five
(35) miles south of Charlotte, NC, seeks candidates for a
tenure-track faculty librarian position as Director of Archives
beginning January 1, 2024 or August 16, 2024. Applicants should
hold a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited
The Director of Archives handles collection development
decisions based on knowledge of regional history and culture,
awareness of archival standards and trends, and understanding user
needs. The Director is responsible for
- Initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and
collection development activities for Special Collections and
- Initiating collection development by maintaining and
cultivating donor relations, appraising potential collections, and
acquiring/accessioning collections that meet the archive’s
collection development policies.
- Providing access to archival collections by creating finding
aids, collection-level records, and metadata descriptions and
maintains a database on collections, storage space allocations,
provenance, and usage rights.
- Following professional archival best practices to ensure
appropriate acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation,
and use of materials in the USCL collections.
- Working in a culturally sensitive manner when archiving
materials such as Native American artifacts and records.
Scholarship, advising, and university/community service are
The successful candidate will work closely with USC Lancaster’s
Native American Studies Center faculty and staff.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
Application materials are accepted online https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/154593.
Applicants must complete an application, upload a cover letter
that specifically addresses the applicant’s qualifications, provide
a curriculum vitae, share graduate transcripts, and a statement on
their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion online.
Graduate transcripts should be uploaded as Other Supporting
Applicants must also provide contact information, to include an
email address, for a minimum of three professional references.
Only applications and materials submitted through the online
application process will be considered.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster, through the State of
South Carolina and Public Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state
employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life
insurance, generous paid leave, and retirement programs.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in
educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex,
gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion,
national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics,
protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical