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Curator

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 09/06/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/06/2017. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to: Jennifer Borderud, Search Committee Chair Baylor University One Bear Place #97152 Waco, Texas 76798-7152 Materials may be submitted electronically to: Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Curator
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F014978
Vacancy Number F014978
Position Type Faculty
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798
Position Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Rank Assistant Librarian
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
Responsibilities

General Description

The Curator is instrumental in providing access to and promoting the use of the Armstrong Browning Library’s highly focused collection of nineteenth-century research materials. The Curator will provide exceptional research and reference services and support, engage with the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning, support the teaching and research needs of Baylor faculty and students and the broader scholarly community through collection development, and participate in outreach activities. This is an academic professional position with faculty status.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides creative leadership, vision, and direction which facilitates access to and promotes the use of the Armstrong Browning Library’s (ABL) collection by a broad audience;
• Provides exceptional research and reference services and support as part of a dynamic service-oriented team;
• Seeks opportunities to collaborate with faculty and academic departments to incorporate collection materials into graduate and undergraduate curricula to enhance teaching and learning;
• Connects a wide variety of users to the ABL and its resources through tours, presentations, social media, and the development of physical and digital exhibitions;
• Builds and manages, in coordination with the Director, the ABL’s collection of rare books and manuscripts to support the teaching and research needs of Baylor faculty and students and the broader scholarly community;
• Works collaboratively with colleagues in the Cataloging and Metadata Unit and the Electronic Library to increase discovery, access, and use of collection materials;
• Participates in planning, policy development, and ABL decision making;
• Assists with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and outreach;
• Trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate student workers as needed;
• Participates in professional development activities by attending local and national conferences and meetings and maintaining membership in professional organizations;
• Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces;
• Meets University expectations for scholarship and service;
• Participates in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on topics related to the areas of responsibility;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or relevant graduate degree;
• Experience working with rare books and special collections;
• Familiarity with new library technologies and trends;
• Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills;
• Flexibility and willingness to take initiative;
• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities;
• Effective organizational and presentation skills;
• Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Supervisory skills;
• Thorough knowledge of library and archival theory, methods, and practices;
• Basic knowledge of preservation techniques;
• Knowledge of rare book librarianship principles;
• General knowledge of Victorian literature, history, and scholarship on the era
• Maturity and experience in making decisions;
• Ability to work well with interruptions;
• Bibliographic knowledge of French, Greek, Italian, and/or Latin

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 12/01/2017
Open Date 08/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 09/06/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/06/2017.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:

Jennifer Borderud, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97152
Waco, Texas 76798-7152

Materials may be submitted electronically to: Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu

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