Two University of Houston Job announcements

Two opportunities are available at the University of Houston Libraries:

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES FELLOW

http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/university-archives-fellowship
Responsibilities:  
This archival fellowship is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of a one-year extension, offering a recent graduate the opportunity to work in a large and forward-looking special collections department in a research library. As a member of the Special Collections Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for arranging and describing collections in the areas of University Archives and Hispanic Collections, including the supervision of students in processing tasks. The fellow will also provide support for reference service and digital projects in these subject areas. This position will report to the University Archivist.

This is a one year term appointment, with the potential for a one year renewal.  Candidates for this position must be available to begin work no later than Monday, August 27, 2012.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, conferred within the last 24 months
  • Coursework in or experience with archival practice and theory
  • Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills

Preferred:

  • Practicum or work experience in an archive or special collections department
  • Experience supervising student workers
  • Reference experience or coursework
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish

Salary:  $47,000 annually.  Excellent benefits package, including health coverage; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hrs/wk; no state or local income tax.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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HOUSTON AND TEXAS ARCHIVES FELLOW

http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/houston-and-texas-archives-fellowship
Responsibilities:  
This archival fellowship is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of a one-year extension, offering a recent graduate the opportunity to work in a large and forward-looking special collections department in a research library. As a member of the Special Collections Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for arranging and describing collections in the areas of Houston Hip Hop and Houston and Texas History, including the supervision of students in processing tasks. The fellow will also provide support for reference service and digital projects in these subject areas.  This position will report for the first six months to the archivist who curates Houston Hip Hop collections and for the second six months to the archivist who curates Houston and Texas History collections.

This is a one year term appointment, with the potential for a one year renewal.  Candidates for this position must be available to begin work no later than Monday, August 27, 2012.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, conferred within the last 24 months
  • Coursework in or experience with archival practice and theory
  • Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills

Preferred:

  • Practicum or work experience in an archive or special collections department
  • Experience supervising student workers
  • Reference experience or coursework
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with hip hop music

Salary:  $47,000 annually.  Excellent benefits package, including health coverage; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hrs/wk; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Digital Library.  The Libraries hold over 2.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 48 professionals and approximately 110 support staff.  Additional information available at http://info.lib.uh.edu.

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General Information:  The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and is included in its guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 edition.  Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was rated eighth among livable North American cities by Places Rated Almanac.

For additional information, including information about Houston’s housing market, flourishing arts scene, and entertainment offering, please see the My Houston site:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/myhouston/ and the Greater Houston Partnership site at: http://www.houston.org/.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until July 9, 2012.  Send letter of application, names and contact information for 3 references, resume, and photocopy of transcript showing conferral of ALA-accredited masters degree to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu.  Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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