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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.
Duties and Responsibilities: This position will report to the Head of the Literatures and Languages Library (LLL). The Literatures and Languages Librarian is responsible for:
·        Building and curating collections in multiple formats in either the areas of English literature and theatre/drama or Romance languages literatures, and related interdisciplinary campus programs, for the Literatures and Languages Library and the Music and Performing Arts Library (for theatre);
·        Developing and providing instructional and reference services and multi-format materials in support of teaching, learning, and research via LLL, and if hired for English Literatures, also theatre/drama in collaboration with the Head of the Music and Performing Arts Library;
·        Serving as a liaison to one or more campus departments and programs such as English, Theatre, Spanish, French, and Italian;
·        Engaging in research support services for digital humanities and related areas.

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 a bility to meet the promotion & tenure requirements of the University;
·        Evidence of a commitment to professional development, research, and service.
Preferred
·        Working knowledge of Drama, Cinema Studies, and/or Translation Studies;
·        Advanced coursework in English Literature;
·        Advanced coursework in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish and French preferred);
·        2-3 years’ experience in a library performing collection development, instruction, and or reference duties;
·        Experience with tools such as WordPress, LibGuides, etc.;
·        Familiarity with Digital Humanities and its tools and methods.

Environment: The Literatures and Language Library is dedicated to the study of literatures and languages from Classical Antiquity to the present and covers North and South America, Western Europe, the British Commonwealth, and Francophone world as well as cinema studies, comparative and world literature, translation studies and linguistics. The Library's roughly 80,000 books and journals are housed in the Library's historic Reading Room and adjacent room 225. The Music and Performing Arts Library holds almost 750,000 items in many formats relating to music, dance, and some aspects of theatre. They are one of the busiest service points in the University Library and directly serve the needs of the School of Music, the Departments of Dance and Theatre, as well as community members and researchers from all over the world.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

Campus and Community: Chartered in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive, public, land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University – Extensive) ranked among the best in the world, including “Top 20” programs in fields such as Engineering, Fine Arts, Business, and Library & Information Science, among others <http://publicaffairs.illinois.edu/rankings/index.htm>. Its faculty and staff provide undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conduct theoretical and applied research, and provide service to the state, the nation, and the world. It employs 3,000 faculty members serving 31,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. For more information, see: http://illinois.edu/about/about.html

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution and its members. For more information, see: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html

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.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Donna Hoffman
Administrative Assistant
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr. - Suite 127
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone: 217-333-5495
Cell Phone: 217-621-9149
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