Assistant Professor-Archival Studies

  • Clayton State University
  • Morrow, GA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Library & Information Science

Job Description

 Job ID: 245841

Job Summary

The Archives and Information Studies Programs in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track graduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


The individual will teach Archival Studies in both synchronous and asynchronous online environments, with the possibility of summer courses.  Course topics will include archives, records management, and archival technology.  Because the program emphasizes digital archives, applicants must have a strong background in working with electronic records.  Strengths in some or all of the following areas are desirable  records management; reference, access, and outreach, and in digital preservation and curation are desirable. 

In addition, the individual will be expected to be active in research and scholarly activity as appropriate for the discipline, and to engage in service to the university. The position is based in Morrow, Georgia, fifteen miles southeast of Atlanta.

Required Qualifications

  •        One or more of the following credentials: Master of Archival Studies, Master of Library Science with archival concentration, MS in Library and Information Science with archival concentration, or Master's degree in a subject area related to archival work with certification by the Academy of Certified Archives or the Institute for Certified Records Managers, and experience/training in digital archives.
  •        Candidates having an advanced degree in one of the above fields and significant recognition for substantive and distinctive contributions to the field of archival studies or digital curation may also be considered. 
  •        Potential for contributions in research and scholarly activity.
  •        Candidate must be eligible to hold graduate faculty status at Clayton State University.
  •        Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  •        Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists or the Institute for Certified Records Managers preferred.
  •        Doctorate in archival studies, library and information science, information technology, or another closely related field.
  •        A record of or potential for distinguished teaching directly related to archival studies.
  •        The ability to engage students in online courses.
  •        Three or more years' experience as a professional archivist or records manager.
  •        Experience using software tools to support digital curation and preservation.
  •        Evidence of current involvement in scholarly research

Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

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