Twelve-month faculty, non-tenure-track, Assistant Professor rank.
The May 4 Archivist plays an important role in the University’s commitment to ensuring the long-term preservation of and access to historically significant materials regarding the Kent State Shootings (May 4). Collection development goals include actively seeking the records of individuals and groups that have been historically under-represented in the archival record and materials that capture the legacy of May 4 in the areas of social justice and peace and conflict studies. The May 4 Archivist is directly responsible for the unit’s operations and programs relating to records, papers, books, and other materials reflecting the 1970 Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. Operational responsibilities include, but are not limited to: acquiring, appraising, accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing effective access to historically significant materials, in all formats, that are directly related to the topics outlined above. The position also participates in instruction, public services, and development of collections that document the Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. The position actively participates in outreach programs related to May 4 collections including management of the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, digitization of selected materials, curation of exhibitions, and creation of social media content.