SUNY Potsdam Archivist Job

College Archivist

SUNY Potsdam seeks a forward-looking, service-oriented, hands-on archivist to provide leadership for the College Libraries’ College Archives and Special Collections in support of the teaching, research, and preservation needs of the College community. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the College Archivist has overall responsibility for the administration and management of the institutional records of the College and its history, organizing and preserving these collections and providing an array of reference services to a varied constituency.

This is a tenure-track faculty position, subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion and tenure as established by the SUNY Board of Trustees and described in the College’s Faculty Handbook and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries. Faculty rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, with a minimum salary of $45,000.

Though the position is open until filled, applications received before February 14, 2011 will receive fullest consideration.
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Holly Chambers
College Libraries, SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-3312

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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