Librarian/Chinese Studies

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Library-Collection Development - 41012

Position Summary
The Library seeks a creative, energetic and service-oriented subject specialist who is excited about the possibilities Princeton offers to shape and further enrich its already excellent library collections and provide outstanding library services in the interdisciplinary field of Chinese Studies. Reporting to the Director of the East Asian Library, the Chinese Studies Librarian, as a core member of a team of East Asian Library colleagues, works closely with faculty, students and staff from within and without the East Asian Studies Department and Program. Princeton's Chinese collection is one of the best in the country, and is known worldwide for its rare books and electronic holdings. The collection is especially strong in pre-modern and modern history, literature, religion, history of science, art and general culture, but covers all subjects, including studies on contemporary China. For more information, see http://eastasianlib.princeton.edu/

This position offers unique and rewarding opportunities to shape East Asian Studies in cooperation with some of the world's most prominent scholars and librarians. The chosen librarian manages a sizable acquisitions budget, and is the key resource person to provide liaison with and specialized research assistance to Princeton University faculty and students in various settings, including creative approaches to online guides, websites and other outreach initiatives. The librarian collaborates with other librarians and units throughout the library system, including the Technical Services and Collection Development departments and the Center for Digital Humanities.

The Chinese Studies Librarian represents Princeton in relevant regional, national, and international professional meetings, and is given ample resources to participate in inter-institutional initiatives for collaboration in collection development, digitization and other library projects.

Essential Qualifications
- An advanced degree in a Chinese Studies field, or an MLS degree
- Broad knowledge of Chinese history and culture, including scholarly resources and bibliographic tools
- Proficiency in modern and pre-modern Chinese, including romanization; excellent oral and written communication skills in Chinese and English
- Some knowledge of the Chinese book trade
- Familiarity with current research and publishing trends in Chinese Studies
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of others

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preferred Qualifications
- For MLS degree holders, an advanced degree in a field related to Chinese Studies; for Chinese Studies PhD holders, experience working in an academic library
- 2 years library experience in an academic library
- Experience with instruction, public outreach, and/or assistance to individual users in an academic setting
- Experience with new technologies for discovery and learning in a rapidly changing environment
- Professional experience as a Chinese Studies Librarian

Directory Title
Librarian/Chinese Studies
Job Function
Regular Professional Library
Grade
LR 620
Standard Hours

Full-time/Part-time
Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
No
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Master's Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date

End Date, if a Term Appointment

Comments related to end date:

EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

PI97549087