Campus Reform | Harvard job posting: 'Librarian for Antiracism' will make at least $133,300

Harvard job posting: 'Librarian for Antiracism' will make at least $133,300

Harvard University posted a job advertisement seeking an Associate University Librarian for Anti-Racism.

The new hire will make at least $133,300 per year, despite the university facing a 22 percent drop in enrollment.

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Harvard University created a one of a kind position within its library: Associate University Librarian for Anti-racism. The library is now seeking applicants who “have a broad vision for the role of anti-racism in shaping the future of research libraries.” 

With a salary between of $133,300 and $240,300 per year, according to the job posting on Harvard's official LinkedIn page, candidates are expected to have a graduate degree and “direct experience with systemic challenges faced by underrepresented groups.” With a salary grade of 061, the minimum that an employee can make for this job is $133,300,. The mid-point salary for this salary grade is 186,800, and the maximum is $240,300, according to the Harvard University website.

The associate librarian will “engage as a thought-leader” and “change systems, structures, policies, practices and individual behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism.” Some other responsibilities of the librarian include creating an “antiracism team” and leading a “library-wide antiracism council.”

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This position falls in line with Harvard’s creation of new assignments for anti-racism and the library’s new commitment to anti-racism. In September, the library appointed the first “Anti-Black Racism Librarian/Archivist,” whose role is to share anti-racism material within and beyond Harvard along with creating policies for digitizing that type of material.

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The creation of this new position comes after Harvard saw about a 20 percent drop in enrollment while the university maintained its $1,923 increase in tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Campus Reform reached out to Harvard University but did not receive a response.


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