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University Archivist, Library of the University of California, Davis, California


The University of California, Davis seeks a dynamic and collaborative person for the position of
University Archivist. This role heads the library’s strategic initiatives concerning the management of
faculty and institutionally created content in a research university environment. The University Archivist
provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and interpretation for the campus archives and other institutional
assets, which are increasingly born-digital and heterogeneous in nature. The incumbent will serve as a
catalyst and coordinator for a dynamic group of activities and individuals dedicated to connecting these
collections to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and an international community of
scholars, experts, and enthusiasts. The University Archivist develops and implements a strategy that
reflects an expansive concept of institutional assets, incorporating new and evolving technologies that
expand the library’s ability to support research, instruction, clinical care, and public service. This role
also acts as the lead for digital storytelling in Archives and Special Collections, coordinating efforts to
promote awareness and use of distinctive collections for all audiences. Digital storytelling serves to
demonstrate the global impact of UC Davis research, teaching, and patient care to a broad public.
The University
UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher
Education, 9th in the QS USA University rankings, and 10th nationally by US News and World Report
among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and
internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings
also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the
outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our “About
Us” webpage.
Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with an exceptional record of
research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will
demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically
underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited
to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals
with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or
students with any intersections in between.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded
within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please
review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus
for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty.

Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $58,365 to Associate Library, Salary Point 13,
$89,392 (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)

How to apply:

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit
Candidates applying by June 26, 2022, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon
successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-
2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of

Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability,
and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New
University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable
deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public
health directives may impose additional requirements.