POSITION: Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection
RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections
SALARY: Minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank is $52,252
Minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank is $60,436
Salary will reflect the selected professional's experience and credentials
Requisition #: 507863
DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2018 – applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018
The Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) Department at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection. The collection has strengths in natural history, history of science, British and American literature, and other areas of distinction, with several supporting endowments. Its holdings intersect with many of the collections in the department, and especially pre-eminent collections including the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. The Curator provides leadership in an environment that values diversity, collaboration, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for collection development, and will promote use of the collection through scholarship, classroom instruction, and public outreach. This position is a year-around (12-month), full-time tenure-track library faculty position.
The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Rare Book Curator will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Rare Book Curator will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Rare Book Curator will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant professional experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Reading comprehension of one or more languages related to the collection (Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish)
Familiarity with digital-based information technologies and automated library systems
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public
Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work
Flexibility and innovative approach working in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology with traditional services
Strong potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion outlined at http://library.ufl.edu/cdh
Physical address where the job position is located.
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement discussing the use of rare books and primary sources for instruction in a research university (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by August 15, 2018 (applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at 507863. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.