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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 10/10/2017
Assistant/Associate Professor & Oral History Archivist

As the Oral History Archivist you will join an enthusiastic team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP). In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of collection management, preservation, and discovery of oral history resources. This position will report to the Head of the OOHRP but will work closely with other faculty and staff in the Library. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Required qualifications: ALA-MLIS or Master's in a related discipline and professional archives/library experience. Leadership and management excellence. Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies. Experience and knowledge of relevant archival standards for digital audio and video material. Experience managing oral history or ethnographic archival content. A successful Oral History Archivist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in the following areas: Creatively curating digital audio and video content; Digital humanities or digital history and the digital preservation life cycle; Archival content management systems and building ethnographic collections; and Management and implementation of rights statements pertaining to oral history work. For more information, contact Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, at or 405-744-6588. Application review begins December 1, 2017, and continues until position is filled. Formal applications must be submitted online at For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1 .35(c)