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Job: Tombros Classics and Humanities Librarian at Pennsylvania State University

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he Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an outstanding librarian to
hold the endowed faculty position of Tombros Librarian for Classics and
Humanities in the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library on
the University Park campus.

  
Responsibilities:

  
The Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities serves as a liaison subject
specialist for Ancient History, Classics, Ancient Mediterranean Studies,
Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies and possibly other humanities
disciplines by developing and managing excellent collections, providing
research consultation and reference services to those studying these
disciplines , providing an engaging information literacy program,
participating in scholarly communication initiatives, and actively
collaborating in outreach initiatives with collegiate faculty in these
disciplines. The successful candidate will engage in
research and scholarly publishing, demonstrate leadership at the
national/international level in professional or disciplinary associations,
participate actively in local, national, and international digital humanities
initiatives, and collaborate effectively with colleagues in the Arts and
Humanities Library and throughout the Libraries. As a
senior faculty member, the appointee will provide leadership for library and
university-wide initiatives. Occasional teaching of credit-bearing courses is
an option. This position reports to the Head of the George and Sherry
Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library.

  
As an endowed faculty position, the Tombros librarianship provides ample
support for programs, collection development, travel, and
research. The University Libraries have extensive holdings
in all areas of classical studies in general and ancient Greek civilization in
particular. Because of the George P. Tombros Ancient Greek
Collection, Penn State has developed a world-class collection of primary texts
in ancient Greek. Other gifts, including the Tombros
Libraries Endowment in Classics, support classical studies in general.

  
Required Qualifications:

  
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited
institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline;
record of significant contributions in collection development and research
services at an academic or research library; proficiency in
Latin; substantial academic background in classical literature, history, or
related disciplines; knowledge of current trends and methodologies in
humanities research and scholarly communications; interest in digital
humanities initiatives; excellent written, oral, and leadership skills;
evidence of an established reputation in scholarly achievement; strong record
of service; a desire to work in a collaborative, student-
centered environment.

  
Preferred qualifications:

  
Additional advanced degree in one of the relevant
disciplines. Knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, or other language
relating to Classics Experience participating in digital humanities
initiatives.

  
Environment:

  
Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus
the University of Chicago. The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic
asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy,
and lifelong learning, all in support of the University's strategic goals in
teaching, research, service, and outreach. Based on current Association for
Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University
Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North
America. A student survey completed in 2010 found overall
student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its
category. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and
include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University
Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout
Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 45,000 students
at University Park, and more than 96,000 students system-wide including 12,000
students enrolled in the World Campus, the online campus of Penn State.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a
university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a
vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate,
and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to
Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The
University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to
Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit
http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

  
Appointment and benefits:

  
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Based upon the
University and Libraries' standards in librarianship, research, service, and
outreach, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed at
the rank of Librarian with tenure. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include
liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or
TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

  
Application Instructions:

  
Send a letter of application or nomination, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references to Search Committee, The
Pennsylvania State University, Box TCL-PSUL, 511 Paterno Library, University
Park, PA 16802. Applications and nominations may also be sent to
[log in to unmask] Please reference Box TCL-PSUL in the email
subject line. Review of candidates will begin on January
29, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require
successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University
policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the
diversity of its workforce.



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