Located in central Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict, for women, and Saint John's University, for men, are nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts colleges and ranked as two of the top three Catholic colleges in the nation. They share one academic program, and students attend classes together on both campuses. This integrated learning experience combines a challenging academic program with extensive opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and cultural and athletic involvement. The combined enrollment of more than 3,800 students makes CSB and SJU the largest of the nation's liberal arts colleges. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside metropolitan St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.
Located in Central Minnesota, Saint John’s University is a 1,900-student residential national liberal arts college for men educating students in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition, along with a graduate school of theology for men and women. SJU has been cited as a “Best Value” college by Fiske, Barron’s, and Kiplinger’s, and is known particularly for its strengths in international education, with 20 of its own semester-long study abroad programs. SJU received the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization for excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in practices, structures, philosophies and policies. SJU has a unique partnership with nearby College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women. The partnership expands the resources of both institutions.
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John's University, invites applications for the full time position of Joseph S. Micallef Curator, Malta Study Center.
The Malta Study Center was founded in 1973 for the photographic preservation, cataloging, and study of archival materials related to the history of:
•the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Sovereign Military Order of Jerusalem, Rhodes, and Malta)
•the island of Malta, especially during the period of rule by the Order
•the Crusades and the Crusader presence in the Holy Land
The collection is particularly strong in documentation from the 14th to late 18th centuries.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Works with OLIVER, HMML’s manuscript catalog, and vHMML, a new online research environment for work with manuscripts. The Curator will be familiar with standards for electronic cataloging of archival and other manuscript materials.
•Along with HMML’s Director of Development and the Friends of the Malta Study Center works to advance awareness of the Center among both general and scholarly audiences. The Curator edits Melitensia, a semi-annual publication about the work of the Center, and provides content about the Malta Study Center for HMML’s digital platforms.
•Participates in the educational programs of HMML, and may also teach in the undergraduate program at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
•Represents the Malta Study Center and HMML at academic meetings and participates in the international scholarly community.
•Presents HMML’s manuscript preservation work and collections to visiting classes, other groups, and important guests.
•The Curator works with all of HMML’s collections as needed to assist researchers.
•An earned doctorate in medieval or Renaissance studies, with research expertise in a relevant field.
•Excellent knowledge of Latin, good reading ability in modern European languages.
•Knowledge of a language used by the Christian communities of the Eastern Mediterranean would be an advantage.
•Interest or secondary experience in the economic, social, political/diplomatic, military and religious history of the Mediterranean region desirable.
•Knowledge of cataloging standards and digital handling of manuscript archival materials (TEI, etc). Substantial experience with projects in the digital humanities, especially those related to manuscript studies, would be highly desirable.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online. A complete application includes an application form, and attach a cover letter and resume. Letters of reference are optional.
Women and individuals with diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Saint John's University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.