Librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke University Libraries (États-Unis) — LIMITE : 06/04/2016

Duke University Libraries seeks an engaged and knowledgeable librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Scholars of the Middle East and/or librarians fulfilling the qualifications who are interested in supporting the research and teaching mission of Duke University are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should possess an understanding of research and teaching in Middle East and Islamic Studies and should be familiar with humanities and social science research and teaching methods.

The subject specialist provides advanced reference and bibliographic assistance, and will be expected to develop online services and resources, including research guides and digital collections, and to work with the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library on providing access to and facilitating the use of materials on the Middle East.

The position is in a highly collaborative and innovative department of ten librarians who partn! er with members of the Duke community to support pioneering research and teaching in and about countries outside the United States.

Interdisciplinary, cultural studies-inflected research and teaching activities which synthesize social science and humanities methodologies have informed the development of Duke University Libraries’ Middle East collection over the past fifteen years.

Supported by an acquisitions budget of about $200,000 (not including grants and one-time funding), Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish holdings have grown exponentially, mirroring the rising enrollments in Middle East-related language classes and increased linguistic diversity of FLAS-funded graduate student research.

Expanded academic interest in the region across academic disciplines has guided thematically broad collecting in humanities and social science fields, not just of printed materials, but also of films, online resources, and rare historical source materials.

Duke works closely with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in building research-level collections to support a joint NRC Title VI center.

For the full position description and application instructions, visit our website @ http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/melibn


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