Assistant Professor/Archivist – University of Louisiana – Lafayette, LA


Assistant Professor of Library Science/Archivist and Head of the Ernest J. Gaines Center


Reports to the Dean of University Libraries and is responsible for arranging and describing contributions to the Ernest J. Gaines collection and further donations of papers and memorabilia by Ernest J. Gaines. The successful candidate will solicit, arrange and describe additional collections relevant to the aims of the Center; provide reference service; maintain the Center’s website; prepare traditional and online exhibits; determine and carry out digitization projects utilizing the Center’s manuscript holdings; promote outreach activities undertaken by the Center.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; wide knowledge of archival principles. Must be self-motivated, service oriented and able to work successfully in a collegial environment. Desired qualifications are an additional degree in English, History or related area and certified archivist credentials.


The University Library has a faculty of 17 and a support staff of 36. Additional information about the Library is available at UL Lafayette is located in Acadiana, the region of southwest Louisiana known for its Cajun and Creole heritage. It is one of 8 publicly supported universities in the University of Louisiana system. UL Lafayette consists of 9 degree-granting units-The College of the Arts, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Nursing, Science, and the Graduate School. The University has an approximate enrollment of 16,300 students with a faculty of 618 and offers degree programs in 75 disciplines, the master’s degree in 26 disciplines, and the doctorate in 9 disciplines. Additional information about UL Lafayette is available at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment with faculty rank, status, and benefits.


Negotiable, but anticipated for July 1, 2015.


Letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of five references must be received at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by May 4, 2015, or until position is filled, and should be directed to:

Dr. Charles W. Triche Ill

Dean of University Libraries Edith Garland Dupre Library

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

PO Box 40199

Lafayette, Louisiana 70504 or