Classical Studies Librarian – University of Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a knowledgeable and dynamic individual to provide library services for Classical Studies and, depending on the successful applicant’s background, other areas covered by the Literatures and Languages Library, such as linguistics, cinema studies, translation studies, English, Germanic, and / or Romance languages and literature. The position requires deep knowledge in the subject areas, collection development practices, reference, and instruction.

Requirements:

  • Either 1) Master’s degree in library and information science from ALA-accredited school or equivalent, or 2) advanced degree in relevant field (such as: archeology, art history, Byzantine Studies, Classical Studies, European languages and literatures, history, Medieval Studies, philosophy, and religion) and two-years work experience in an academic or research library setting;
  • Advanced reading knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek;   
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in Classical studies or related fields;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse community;
  • Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consistent with University standards for tenure and promotion;

Preferred:  

  • An advanced degree in relevant field, such as: archeology, art history, Byzantine Studies, Classical Studies, European languages and literatures, history, Medieval Studies, philosophy, and religion;   
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing research collections in all formats;
  • Experience in providing instruction or workshops in an academic library or similar research environment;
  • Experience in providing reference services in an academic library or similar research environment;
  • Basic reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages supported by the Literatures and Languages Library: Germanic or Romance.

Minimum starting salary for faculty positions in the Library is $60,000 and is commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. The deadline for applications is 3 January 2022.

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