South Asian Studies Librarian

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Seeking dynamic, innovative, collegial individual to serve in South Asian Studies Librarian position. Responsibilities: Reporting to Head of Area Studies Department provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in areas of India and South Asia Studies and provide collection development for Foreign/International Documents; manage and develop interdisciplinary library collections in India and South Asian areas and, to lesser degree, South East Asian Studies; manage and develop library collections in Foreign and International Documents area; support research and scholarly communication in above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students. Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience; second Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a South Asian Studies discipline; solid command of history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in South Asian world area; ability to work in team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues; excellent communication skills in English; ability to meet requirements of a tenure-track librarian position. Preferred: Experience as an India or South Asian Studies Librarian, or comparable combination of academic and professional experience; strong language skills in at least one key Indic language, such as (but not exclusively) Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, or Sanskrit; Ph.D. in India or South Asian Studies discipline; ability to identify and work with materials in Indic languages outside the candidate’s core area of expertise. Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. For additional responsibilities, qualifications, and salary and benefits information go to: To apply: Review of applications begins October 18, 2013. Position remains open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576. Email: Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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