Wichita State University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and experienced professional to assume the senior leadership role for the University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Special Collections houses a wide array of collections in both physical and digital formats and is committed to creating and maintaining a strong service-oriented and collaborative environment. Collection strengths include: local, state, and regional history; Wichita’s business and aviation histories; political papers of local and state officials; the Aitchison Rare Books Collection, Gordon Parks Papers, and Wichita State’s institutional history. This is a hands-on faculty position in an active library environment. The Curator must be highly knowledgeable about current and emerging archival trends, technologies, and standards. The curator must also be committed to developing and promoting the use of the collections in support of learning, scholarship and research by student, faculty, community, and world-wide users.
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.