Assistant Director Special Collections Research Center

at Syracuse University Libraries (view profile)
Published October 27, 2023
Location Syracuse, New York
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 68,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 87,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The Syracuse University Libraries invites applications from creative and inquisitive individuals to join our dynamic Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) team. We are currently seeking to fill the SCRC Assistant Director position, an important leadership role in the establishment and implementation of frameworks for responsible stewardship and description of an estimated $250 – $500 million worth of Syracuse University’s unique and rare collections held within Special Collections, the Belfer Audio Archive, and University Archives. This position oversees operations, special projects, and programs relating to SCRC collections management, preservation/conservation, processing, cataloguing, and systematic/project digitization areas and directly supervises the Lead Archivist, Conservation Librarian, and Collections Manager. In joining our mutually supportive professional environment, the SCRC Assistant Director demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and reparative archives initiatives that grow and develop the SCRC staff, collections and outreach to the campus and the community.  

The position is expected to be hired at the Associate Librarian rank.  The salary for this position is $68,000 - $87,000. Position responsibilities and qualifications can be found here Applications received by November 1, 2023 will receive priority. 

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries is a vibrant research and learning environment for Syracuse University students, faculty, staff, and the local and global communities. SCRC provides access to world-renowned rare and archival collections and expert guidance in their use to facilitate personal discovery and the creation of new knowledge. For information regarding SCRC’s mission, collections, programs, and services, visit 

The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce.  We are fully committed to hiring and developing wide-ranging talent and believe deeply in equity and a diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.  We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage those who share these values to apply and welcome applicants with a range of experience.  

If you are looking for exceptional benefits and a place to grow a career that supports your professional goals, and if you value friendly, curious, and (frankly) amazing colleagues, then the Syracuse University Libraries is the place for you!