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Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) seeks applicants for the position of Middle East and North African Studies Librarian. The candidate will have a strong commitment to user services and be responsible for developing distinctive research collections and delivering innovative instructional, research, and user services to the University and broader scholarly communities.

Position Description: Reporting to the Head of the International and Area Studies (IAS) Library, the Middle East and North African Studies Librarian will develop collections and provide services related to the Middle East and North Africa from the ancient to the contemporary periods. See for complete position description.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent AND graduate coursework in a humanities or social sciences discipline with emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa, OR A graduate degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline with emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa AND at least one year of professional or pre-professional employment in a research library; Reading and writing fluency in Arabic; Excellent oral and written English language skills; Strong commitment to user services. See for Preferred Qualifications

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by June 11, 2012. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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