Assistant Professor, Archival Studies

Position Description

       The Archival Studies Program in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track graduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 1, 2017.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


       The individual will teach Archival Studies  in both synchronous and asynchronous online environments, with the possibility of summer courses.  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 in digital preservation and curation are desirable.  In addition, the individual will be expected to be active in research and scholarly activity as appropriate for the discipline, and to engage in service to the university. 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, 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. 
  • Potential for contributions in research and scholarly activity.
  • Candidate must be eligible to hold graduate faculty status at Clayton State University.
  • 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, or another closely related field.
  • A record of or potential for distinguished 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.
  • Experience using software tools to support digital curation and preservation.
  • Evidence of current involvement in scholarly research.
  • Appropriate qualifications to teach introductory courses in Information Technology.

Application Procedures

       Applications will be accepted electronically at . 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) unofficial transcripts of all college coursework 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. The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by April 30, 2017.  Additional supporting materials may be requested at the discretion program director. For additional information, please contact Joshua Kitchens, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow GA 30260,

The Program

       The Master of Archival Studies is a professional program that trains individuals to be digital archivists who can curate comprehensive, trustworthy collections of records that merit long-term preservation. Graduates from the program will be well-grounded in theoretical knowledge and practical skills of archives. They will understand the impact of technology on the profession and will have the knowledge and skills to work with information technologists and to manage digital information. They will know how to work in a rapidly changing environment, finding innovative solutions to the challenges of digital archives.

       The program began in 2010 and has strong support from a large community of professional archivists in the state who assist as part-time faculty, provide internships, and are willing to work with students on specific projects in courses.  The program began offering online courses in 2011, and went completely online in Fall 2012.   Because the Master of Archival Studies is an online program, students may live outside the Atlanta area. Currently the Archival Studies is a graduate program with imminent plans to expand to include undergraduate offerings.

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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 nearly 7000 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 has been named one of the "Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta" by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. Clayton State is adjacent to the Georgia Archives and the National Archives at Atlanta. 

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

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