Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West,
Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate
flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help
shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide
consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs
of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Manuscript Unit, and in
consultation with the Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts, the
papyrologist will inventory, describe, and preserve papyri and papyrus
fragments held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in order to
make them accessible for research.
1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate
excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job
description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university,
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.
4. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the
Required Skill/Ability 1: A completed Ph.D. in Classics or a related
discipline in place of an MLS.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Experience in Greek papyrology, through formal
Required Skill/Ability 3: Expert proficiency in Greek.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Familiarity with existing digital papyrological
tools, in particular with the resources hosted at papyri.info.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively,
both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and
attention to detail. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a
production-oriented, team environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience and/or training in
Acquaintance with Epi-Doc and/or TEI.
1. Reading ability in Demotic, Coptic, Arabic and/or Persian.
2. Reading ability in modern German, French, and/or Italian.
3. Work experience in a research library, archive, or museum.
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