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New Mexico State University
Position Announcement
Requisition #2007013363

Library Department:Archives and Special Collections Department
Position Title:Political Papers Archivist
Rank:Assistant Professor, 9 month tenure track
Date Position Advertised:          January 14, 2008
Salary:$33,500 (entry level)

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the direction of the Archives and Special Collections Department Head, the Political Papers Archivist arranges, describes, and makes physically and electronically accessible the political and congressional papers of the department; provides reference and outreach services to patrons and researchers; supervises staff; provides training on aspects of the use of the political and congressional collections; works closely with others in the department; special projects as assigned. As a member of the university library faculty, the candidate would be responsible for achieving in the following areas: Librarianship, Research, Publication, and Creative Activity, and Service.

Required:   An ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science with concentration in archives coursework; 3 to 5 years experience as an archivist working with and managing political/congressional papers. Experience with description and arrangement of archival and manuscript collections; Experience and background in processing large political/congressional collections; Familiarity with descriptive standards including EAD, MARC, and DACS; experience with/or understanding of digitization technologies. The successful candidate shall possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships; must be skilled in public speaking; travel may be required.

Preferred:   Additional graduate degree in a related field (e.g., history or political science, concentration of coursework in archives).

Benefits Offered:   Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. For additional information, visit the NMSU Employee Benefits web page http://benefits.nmsu.edu/.

To Apply:    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and names, addresses, (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Marti Torres, Business Operations Specialist, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu; fax 575-646-6940. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and all under-represented groups. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

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