Corvallis, OR: University Archivist, Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries & Press

Job Opening Title:
University Archivist

Name of Employer:
Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries and Press

Job Site Location :
Corvallis, Oregon

Application Deadline:
February 19, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or an advanced degree in a related field that included coursework in archival theory and practice, OR Bachelor’s degree AND certificate from the Academy of Certified Archivists

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
$75,508 – $80,508

Job opening URL:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The Oregon State University Libraries, located in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon, is excited to invite applications for the University Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC).

The University Archivist is responsible for several fundamental programmatic activities including records management, preservation, and access of university records with long-term historical or administrative value, accessioning, and arrangement and description. In collaboration with SCARC colleagues, the University Archivist fosters a culture of ethical, service-oriented stewardship of SCARC’s resources. The University Archivist supervises the Collections Archivist and the Records Manager.

SCARC’s 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.

Position Information:
Management: 40%
Library and archival expertise: 30%
Supervision: 20%
Professional Activity: 10%

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary will be $75,508- $80,508.

For more information and to apply please visit
For additional information please contact search chair, Tiah Edmunson-Morton at (541) 737-7387.

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