Position Summary: The Chinese Studies Librarian serves on a team of international and area studies librarians, program assistants, and student assistants in the UIUC’s International and Area Studies Library (IASL). Reporting to the head of IASL, the Chinese Studies Librarian provides user-focused service and subject expertise for all aspects of research, learning, and engagement associated with the interdisciplinary and multicultural fields of inquiry related to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and their associated minority and diasporic communities globally. The Chinese Studies Librarian will directly support multiple departments, centers, and programs at the University of Illinois including the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
As an active faculty member in the library, the Chinese Studies Librarian will leverage knowledge of collections, research, digital skills, and relationships to connect students and faculty with services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. As a faculty member, the Chinese Studies librarian will conduct original research and support the campus’ outreach and engagement missions through service to the library, campus, and profession.
Closing date for applications: August 30, 2022