|Working Title||JAPANESE STUDIES LIBRARIAN|
|Advertising Ends on:||Extended Until Position is Filled|
|Advertising Started on:||Monday, August 21st, 2017|
|Department:||Library Administration & General|
|Salary:||$47,476.00 - $64,000.00|
|Type of Position||Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.|
JAPANESE STUDIES LIBRARIAN
Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional for the Japanese Studies Librarian position. Reporting to the Team Leader for International and Area Studies, the Japanese Studies Librarian serves as the subject liaison for Japanese and Korean studies and supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students of Japanese and Korean studies in various departments and programs. The Japanese Studies Librarian will assume direct responsibility for collection development, reference and research consultations, and instruction for a diverse community of faculty and students. The Japanese Studies Librarian will consult on cataloging of Japanese-language materials.
Salary and appointment: Appointments will be made at either Librarian within a salary range of $47,476 to $49,000, or Specialist Librarian within a salary range of $50,000 to $64,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 5 branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our special collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.
Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Hathi Trust, ARL, OCLC, Library Publishing Coalition, DPN, ORCID, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts. Lastly, we are a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,700 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving just over 32,000 students, more than 33% of whom are from out of state and close to 8,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 17% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 13% of the students are from foreign countries.
The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.
Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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