Special Collections Librarian; Assistant Professor in the University Libraries

Colgate University

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 7, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time


The Colgate University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and thoughtful individual to manage rare books and other printed materials, literary manuscript collections, early manuscripts, and ephemera collections in the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), including their development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, promotion and assessment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, s/he engages in educational planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials.  S/he coordinates the Libraries’ major digital projects involving Special Collections materials (student newspaper, yearbooks, alumni magazine, course catalogs, etc.) including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage and creates and describes resources digitized locally.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent master’s degree and
2 years of experience working in a library or museum setting. Experience working at a small, liberal arts institution is highly desirable.


Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html


Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3975

Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.


Review of application materials will begin on May 5, 2014. Application materials received by that date will receive first consideration.


Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3975