Faculty Job Opportunities

The University of Idaho Library is starting 2024 in an exciting place: a successful reorganization and strong support from the university community and administration means that we are poised to welcome three new tenure-track faculty positions to our team!

Digital Archivist Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Open Publishing Librarian

We see these as dynamic, complimentary roles, and welcome candidates to apply to more than one posting matching their experiences. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to library@uidaho.edu.

Why Work at the University of Idaho?

Our Library Our University Our Community

The University of Idaho Library Building

Our Library

Candidates will join an innovative and energetic workplace with an opportunity to develop new roles, establish new programs, work with cutting-edge technology, and collaborate to reimagine data organization at the library. The dynamic staff and faculty group at the University of Idaho boasts decades of experience, enhanced by the recent addition of many talented digital, data, and research specialists.

Our Library faculty regularly publish in top journals, present internationally at important venues, and receive significant grants from agencies including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institution for Museum and Library Services (over $1 million in awards in recent years). Just as important, our employees are interesting, supportive, kind people dedicated to serving our community while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The U of I Library is well connected in the region as a proud member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 39 colleges and universities across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. We also stay connected with our academic partners throughout the state as members of the newly established Network of Idaho Academic Libraries.

Fellowship student Renae Campbell working with Asian American Comparative Collection artifacts in the CDIL digital collections

Our new Open Publishing Librarian will come into a program with enormous potential. For example, the Library’s recent collaboration with Dr. Sydney Freeman helped produce The Seminal History and Prospective Future of Blacks at the University of Idaho, a book that was produced in both electronic and print formats, and accompanied by campus events, a travelling exhibition, and an extensive digital collection.

That digital collection uses CollectionBuilder, an open source framework for creating digital collections and exhibit websites developed at the Library’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning. This innovative tool powers our Digital Collections and scholarship projects, and has been showcased at events like the Global Digital Humanities Symposium, Code4Lib, and the DLF Forum. It has been used by hundreds of academic and cultural institutions, some of which you can explore in our CollectionBuilder Examples site.

Students outside CDIL

Our new Digital Archivist and Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will join a department committed to community engagement. Our Special Collections and Archives faculty regularly contribute articles to regional publications including the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Lewiston Tribune. We also engage with the community through The Harvester, a blog and working collection of unique archival materials where our archivists can expand on smaller histories and how they relate to the archive as a whole.

We also partner with local and regional groups to bring history to diverse audiences. For example, last fall we partnered with the Latah County Historical Society to organize an archival “unboxing event” that highlighted a unique story in Moscow’s past. Our archive also collaborates to make materials more accessible through exhibitions and displays, like with the Barnard Stockbridge Museum in Wallace, Idaho.

There’s so much more to say about the U of I Library (our student engagement programs are top notch, we collaborate across campus for almost everything we do, we have some amazing workshop series, and so much more!), but you’d probably like to know a bit more about the University of Idaho.

Students at the MILL

Our University

Candidates will enter the university at an exciting point in its over 130 year old lifespan, with the previous two years seeing the two largest first-year student classes in university history. For the fourth year in a row, the university has been ranked as the “Best Value Public University in the West” by U.S. News and World Report and second in the nation. Furthermore, in 2025 we expect to be the first university in Idaho to achieve the highest level of classification for research activity (R1) as determined by the Carnegie Classification.

In addition to being the leading research institution in the state, the university is also a land-grant institution, with 46 extension centers in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties. These centers support researchers, educators, and specialists in the disciplines of forestry and natural resources, horticulture, aquaculture, and much more, in a long-standing effort to empower youth and develop communities across Idaho.

Watch this tour of our campus:

As a faculty member, you will have access to our competitive, affordable benefit program as well as our many perks and discounts!

Our Community

Moscow is located in north Idaho, just 10 minutes away from Pullman, Washington (home to another major university) and an hour and half from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. The University of Idaho is at the heart of the community, and Moscow benefits from a diverse workforce and community commitment to education. The town’s nickname is the “Heart of the Arts,” and for good reason.

Watch this video on Moscow community:

Visual and performing arts are easy to find, be it a photography display at the Moscow Food Co-op, a classic film at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, or a Saturday night musical performance at Hunga Dunga Brewing Company. There are enough outdoor recreation opportunities to keep every hiker, mountain biker, and angler happy. Moscow’s summers are particularly special, with a nationally recognized Farmers Market each weekend and a number of community festivals throughout the season.

Watch this video on recreation in Moscow:

Finally, read the Moscow Chamber of Commerce guide detailing the city’s wonderful dining and recreation options.

Apply!

If you, or someone you know would be interested in these positions, please follow these links to the applications:

Digital Archivist Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Open Publishing Librarian

We see these as dynamic, complimentary roles, and welcome candidates to apply to more than one posting matching their experiences. If you have any questions about these positions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at library@uidaho.edu.