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Literature and Languages Librarian

Literature and Languages Librarian

University of Illinois Library Job Location: Illinois Date Created: 12-22-2017

Literature and Languages Librarian

Assistant or Associate Professor, University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Position Available: Immediately. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a knowledgeable and dynamic individual to provide library services for Literature and Languages. The position requires a diverse set of skills encompassing deep knowledge in the subject areas, including English literature and theatre/drama, OR Romance languages and literatures; instructional skills, and familiarity with Digital Humanities. The individual must have the ability to work in a team setting and to demonstrate leadership in the face of rapid change.

Qualifications: Required:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent OR an advanced degree in relevant field; 2-3 years' experience working in an academic library; Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; Reading knowledge of a Western European language; Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in humanities research; Demonstrated ability to be flexible and collaborative in the work environment; Preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a tenure-track faculty appointment and ability to meet the promotion & tenure requirements of the University; Evidence of a commitment to professional development, research, and service.  See https://jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.


Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is full time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Librarians hold faculty rank and title, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research and service in order to meet University standards for promotion and tenure.


To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.


Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 26, 2018.  All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.


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