RANK: Associate University Librarian or University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections
SALARY: $68,125 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
$74,510 minimum salary at the University Librarian rank
Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials
REQUISITION #: 38399
DEADLINE: November 5, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received)
The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.
The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities and goals for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating, digital, and special collections, and for overseeing materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization teams, exhibits, with a lead role in strategic and digitization initiatives. In consultation with the Chair, this position will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
The Head Curator of the LACC is a faculty position with administrative responsibilities who will provide strategic leadership for the physical and digital holdings, personnel, and resources related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Responsibilities include overall management and development of the LACC holdings, programs, evolving priority initiatives, and creating a strong team-based unit through personnel management skills. This position initiates and manages strategic initiatives, programs, outreach activities, grants, and special projects, including a current initiative to digitize Cuba materials in partnership with leading North American repositories.
The following faculty responsibilities are integrated into the position of Head Curator of LACC:
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding creating and supporting a preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by November 5, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://apply.interfolio.com/55322. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.