Monday, September 24, 2012

Clayton State University is looking for a Temporary Assistant Professor

If you're a seasoned electronic records/digital archivist or records manager who has hands-on experience with tools such as Archivematica, BagIt, and Curator's Workbench and who relishes the thought of educating future archivists, Clayton State University may have a temporary faculty position for you.  Clayton State's Master of Archival Studies program is exclusively online, so you must be comfortable with teaching students you may never meet face-to-face.

Given that archival and library/information science programs are rapidly moving online, it behooves the budding archival educator to move into the online teaching environment as soon as possible.  And if you take this particular job, you'll get to spend time -- in "meatspace" and online -- with Archival Studies program director and Digital Preservation Pioneer Richard Pearce-Moses, whose quicksilver mind, sharp wit, kind heart, and boundless enthusiasm for archivy make him the very best sort of colleague.
Job Description
The Master of Archival Studies Program in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a temporary graduate faculty position at the rank of (temporary) Assistant Professor for Spring 2013. A search for a tenure track faculty position for Fall 2013 is anticipated to commence in Spring 2013. An individual hired for the temporary faculty position will be eligible to apply for the tenure-track position.

Application procedures
Each applicant should submit the following documents for the consideration: 1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) a current curriculum vita, 3) transcripts of all college coursework (sent directly to the Provost’s Office), 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) a statement of research interests and 6) at least three letters of recommendation, one of which directly addresses the candidate’s teaching abilities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by 15 October 2012. Additional supporting materials may be requested at the discretion of the program director. For additional information, please contact Richard Pearce-Moses, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow GA 30260, rpearcemoses[at]

The Program
The Master of Archival Studies program began in 2010 and has strong support from a large community of professional archivists in the state who assist as adjunct faculty, provide internships, and are willing to work with students on specific projects in courses. The program began offering online courses in 2011, and as of Fall 2012 the program is completely online. Because the Master of Archival Studies is an online program, students may live outside the Atlanta area.

The University
Clayton State University is located in a beautiful lakeside setting fifteen minutes southeast of downtown Atlanta. The University currently offers nine master's degree programs and 39 baccalaureate degree programs, with an enrollment of more than 6500 students. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having the most diverse student population among comprehensive baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the Southern United States. The University was named one of the "Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta" by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A national pioneer in "ubiquitous mobile computing," Clayton State was the third public university to require that each student have access to a notebook computer and has distinguished its learning environment as one of a small number of "Notebook Universities." Clayton State is adjacent to the Georgia Archives and the National Archives at Atlanta.  

Job Duties
The individual will teach three graduate courses per semester in a synchronous, online environment. Course topics will include archives, records management, and archival technology. Because the program emphasizes digital archives, applicants must have a strong background in information technology. Strengths in records management; reference, access, and outreach; and digital preservation and curation are desirable. The temporary position will support the development of the program, but does not require research or other service as expected of tenure-track faculty. The position is based in Morrow, Georgia, fifteen miles southeast of Atlanta.  

Required qualifications
  • An earned terminal degree in one of the following areas: archival studies, library and information science, information technology, public history, or another closely related field. 
  • 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. 
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States by the time of appointment. 
Additional, desirable qualifications
  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists or the Institute for Certified Records Managers strongly preferred. 
  • Doctorate in archival studies, library and information science, information technology, public history, or another closely related field.
  • A record of or potential for distinguished graduate 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. 
  • Evidence of current involvement in scholarly research. 
Salary will be competitive with comparable programs.
There's just one more thing you need to know:  final candidates for this position will undergo a criminal background investigation.


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