California State University, San Bernardino — University Archivist – Librarian Tenure Track

University Archivist – Librarian Tenure Track
California State University, San Bernardino

The John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino seeks a creative, service-oriented, and innovative professional to serve as the University Archivist. This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will report to the Dean of the Library and will provide leadership, management, and oversight of the University Archives and of selected archives of local groups and individuals. California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical Activities
Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and Management – Provides leadership for the selection, description, and preservation of the Archives. Implements policies, procedures, and standards for effective operation and maintenance of the Archives.
  • Collection Department, Processing and Digital Initiatives – Develops and preserves collections. Designs and builds access tools. Directs work on both preservation and access digitalization. Contributes to the development of the main library collections.
  • Outreach – Promotes the Archives to the campus and local communities.
  • Reference and Instruction – Provides reference and instruction services.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's Strategic Plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accreditated program is required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives/special collections management, archival methodology, preservation techniques, and archives/special collections reference service.
  • Experience describing collections using bibliographic records, finding aids, indexes, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness and experience understanding the needs of a diverse student population – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials and teaching strategies.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the retention, tenure, and promotion standards for faculty at the University. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital content metadata standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital preservation tools.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Membership in Academy of Certified Archivists.
  • Experience with donor relations.

Supplemental Information
Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank (Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian) and salary ($65,364-$85,000) are commensurate with qualifications and experience. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas – Professional Assignments; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service – as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare. Support for moving expenses available.

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of interest

3) Unofficial copies of graduate work transcripts (official copies will be required prior to appointment).

4) Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).

5) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences, have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1000 words).

Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

First consideration will be given to applicants who have completed their files by August 16, 2019. Position is open until filled. Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Barbara Quarton, Chair of the Search Committee,

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
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