Southern California Studies Specialist

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced individual to join the Special Collections department to lead the development of collections and services in support of emerging scholarship on Southern California. The Southern California Studies Specialist will develop, promote, and manage USC Libraries’ extensive archival, print, and digital collections documenting Southern California’s diverse communities, urban and political environments, geography, and the arts. This position will work closely with and support the Library’s Center for Advanced Study.

This position requires a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of USC Libraries’ collections and services to support multi-disciplinary and multi-media research on Southern California and the American West. We seek candidates motivated by a passion for developing transformative services and invested in the future of research and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends, practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community.

For more information, please see the full job posting:, or contact Susan Luftschein, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Closing date: January 31, 2017

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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