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Director, Special Collections and Archives Research Center

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position and it is a tenured administrator position. Eligibility to be hired with tenure will be evaluated by the OSU Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee; tenure is granted by the OSU Provost. 

Application Deadline: Friday February 4th, 2022

Posting information: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/111936

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center’s (SCARC) primary mission is to preserve and provide access to the OSU Libraries’ distinctive holdings of manuscripts, university records, historic photographs and maps, rare books, and other archival materials. SCARC is the repository for the university’s archives that document OSU’s history, several archival and rare book collections that focus on the history of 20th century science and technology, the Oregon Multicultural Archives and the Oregon State Queer Archives, established to document and tell the stories of Oregon’s diverse communities, and the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, which documents the long history of hops cultivation and research in Oregon and the more recent craft brewing industry. SCARC’s holdings also include robust collections in natural resources, especially forestry, agriculture, and wildlife conservation. SCARC’s active oral history program supports all of its collecting areas.


The Director provides strategic leadership and administrative support for the department’s operations including collection development, organization, maintenance and preservation of collections; reference and instruction; promotion and outreach services; collaborative development of digitization initiatives and projects; cultivation of donor relations; budget management; workflow coordination and human resources management; and operational management of the department’s physical facilities. The Director provides leadership and vision for innovative services and programs to a skilled team that includes various professional employee positions within a complex organization, including unionized, non-unionized, ranked faculty, classified staff, and fixed term professionals (2 tenured librarians, 2 ranked faculty, 4 professional faculty, 2 classified staff, and several high-achieving student workers, as well as 1 Programmer/Analyst within unit that works closely with SCARC). The Director serves as a point of contact for donors, academic and community users and visitors, vendors, library and university personnel, and a broad range of other library and archival organizations in matters relating to the acquisition, preservation and use of the Libraries’ specialized and unique collections.

Position: Director, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Organization: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis,  OR 
United States
Salary: $90,000-$105,000
Posting Start Date: 7/1/2022
Date Posted: 1/3/2022
  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or a foreign equivalent; or terminal degree in a related field.
  • Significant record of achievement that merits appointment as tenured Associate or Full Professor in the Library. A significant record of achievement is a demonstrated record of engagement with the professional community, including scholarship and service. Scholarship may include, but is not limited to, serving as an author or editor of books, peer-reviewed articles, non-peer reviewed articles, grants, curated exhibits, encyclopedia articles, presentations, or other speaker engagements. Service may include, but is not limited to, membership or leadership of professional organizations, committees, task forces, or working groups at the local, regional, national, or international level, or serving in the role of journal editor or guest journal editor.
  • Demonstrated experience leading high-performing teams, committees or workgroups with duties including but not limited to planning, prioritizing, and goal-setting efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating across organizational boundaries and working with complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising employees, may include: hiring, training, developing, evaluating, coaching, or mentoring.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering the broadest appropriate access to cultural heritage materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in and vision for building a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist culture in professional organizations.
  • Ability to facilitate the development of a collaborative vision for a university archives and special collections, and to provide leadership to implement the vision.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/3/2022
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Oregon State University

Corvallis,  OR 97331
United States
Natalia Fernandez