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Position Title:  Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Department: Kemp Library

Type of Position:  Full Time

Job Summary:  East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kemp Library is seeking an Archivist and Special Collections Librarian to continue developing the University Archives, as well as organize and manage the university’s archives and special collections. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position filled at the Assistant Professor level commensurate with experience and training.  This position will begin in August 2017 and reports to the Dean of Library Services and University Collections.  The Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will be responsible for the acquisition, processing, management, and promotion of all archival and special collections materials; securing physical and intellectual control of university archives and special collections, and making them organized and accessible.  This includes all aspects of setting and enforcing policies, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats.

The Archivist and Special Collections Librarian provides research assistance during regularly scheduled hours (including some evenings and weekends); participates in the Library’s information literacy program; works on special projects; participates in library and department activities such as planning, reference, instruction, and liaison activities.  

Required Qualifications:  Requirements include graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution; formal coursework and training in archival management and theory; one year of professional experience with archives. Candidate should demonstrate potential for scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications:  In-depth knowledge of library archives and special collection services, business practices, and methodologies; Two or more years of professional archival processing experience; Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids; Experience with library functions and activities; Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description; Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists; Experience working with electronic records; Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, EAD, and DACS; Experience with digitization; Experience working with donors; Ability to conduct institutional research; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public; Experience and proficiency with current information technologies and computer applications; Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Experience working with diverse populations.  

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants are to apply online:  
Applicants are to attach a cover letter, candidate’s vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment) and contact information for three professional references. Final determination will be based upon a successful on campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration. Failure to submit all the required materials may lead to the candidate not being considered. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution and/or an individual please mail directly to or to the Faculty Search and Recruitment Coordinator at East Stroudsburg University, PO Box 447, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Posting Date: 2/16/17

Closing Date: Opened Until Filled

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East Stroudsburg University (ESU) has made a commitment to ensure the safety of its students, employees and visitors. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the ESU website here:

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About ESU:

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,828. The University offers 56 undergraduate degree programs and 24 graduate degree programs, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.


The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at

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