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University Archivist - UC Davis

Location: USA - CA - Sacramento

The University of California, Davis seeks a dynamic and collaborative person for the position of University Archivist. This role heads the library’s strategic initiatives concerning the management of faculty and institutionally created content in a research university environment. The University Archivist provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and interpretation for the campus archives and other institutional assets, which are increasingly born-digital and heterogeneous in nature. The incumbent will serve as a catalyst and coordinator for a dynamic group of activities and individuals dedicated to connecting these collections to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and an international community of scholars, experts, and enthusiasts. The University Archivist develops and implements a strategy that reflects an expansive concept of institutional assets, incorporating new and evolving technologies that expand the library’s ability to support research, instruction, clinical care, and public service. This role also acts as the lead for digital storytelling in Archives and Special Collections, coordinating efforts to promote awareness and use of distinctive collections for all audiences. Digital storytelling serves to demonstrate the global impact of UC Davis research, teaching, and patient care to a broad public.

The University

UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 9th in the QS USA University rankings, and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our “About Us” webpage.

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with an exceptional record of research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty.

Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $58,365 to Associate Library, Salary Point 13, $89,392 (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Application instructions:

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/

Candidates applying by June 26, 2022, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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