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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Archival Studies


The University of British Columbia, School of Information

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022


The University of British Columbia’s School of Information, one of the world’s leading iSchools, invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Archival Studies. The position is expected to commence on July 1, 2023.

We are seeking a new faculty member for our Master of Archival Studies (MAS) program, the first, and one of the only standalone archival programs in North America. The program has an international reputation for academic leadership and strong connections with local and international communities. As our new archival studies colleague, you will have the potential to contribute to the ongoing vision and future direction of the MAS program and the school. You

will join a distinguished, multi-disciplinary, and growing group of faculty and become part of a unit that hosts top-ranked professional graduate programs, including in Library and Information Studies, as well as an MA in Children’s Literature, a Doctoral Program, and a new undergraduate program in Informatics. Located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, on the Traditional, Ancestral

and Unceded Territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People, the University of British Columbia is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, and was recently lauded as the Most International University in North America.


The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of original research, publication, and other knowledge mobilization; to teach courses and undertake student supervision in archival and recordkeeping studies at the graduate and potentially undergraduate level; and contribute to leadership and service initiatives within the School of Information. Other activities include student advising and membership of administrative committees as assigned by

the director. Additional responsibilities may include participation in ongoing revision of the MAS curriculum.

As member of a small archival faculty contingent, you will have the opportunity to develop your own specialized courses as well as to teach in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital preservation;

  • Digital archives;

  • Archival diplomatics;

  • Archival appraisal;

  • Archival and recordkeeping systems;

  • Indigenous and non-Western recordkeeping models and practices;

  • Reference, advocacy and outreach;

  • Non-textual archives and records;

  • Histories of recordkeeping;

  • Community archives.

This is a tenure-track position in the Research Professoriate Stream and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.



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