Welcome to the Newberry’s Employment Opportunities page. Positions for which the Newberry is currently accepting applications are listed below. Positions will remain posted until filled or until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates has been established.
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Human Resources Director
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324
Fax: (312) 255-3509
No phone calls please.
In addition to accepting résumés for current vacancies, we keep a file of general and specific inquiries regarding employment at the Newberry. General inquiries should include a preference of position, department and hours (part-time or full-time.) Résumés are kept on file for six months.
We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Newberry.
The Newberry is an equal opportunity employer.
Term: September 4, 2018 - August 15, 2019
Summary: The Interim Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies leads a research center designed to promote research, scholarship, and public programs in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, with particular emphasis on areas relating to the collections of the Newberry Library. The position includes leadership of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). The Director of the McNickle Center reports to the Vice President for Research and Academinc Programs.
- Plan and implement research and educational programs that promote research, scholarship, and public events in American Indian and Indigenous studies, with particular emphasis on areas relating to the Newberry’s collection;
- Direct the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies, including production of seminars, workshops, and meetings for consortium members;
- Maintain close and effective relationships between the McNickle Center and scholarly communities locally, regionally, and nationally; maintain collaborative relationships between the Newberry Library and Indian communities, both in Chicago and elsewhere in North America;
- Oversee budgets;
- Manage a center staff assembled on a per project basis to implement grant-funded and consortium programs;
- Participate in the intellectual life of the Newberry; collaborate with other Newberry departments and divisions to maintain the center’s participation in library activities and events;
- All other tasks or activities as necessary for the achievement of departmental goals.
- PhD in American Indian and Indigenous studies, or a related field, required;
- Entrepreneurial and administrative capacity;
- Ability to collaborate with scholars, librarians, teachers, the general public, and other cultural institutions and to represent the Newberry in various settings;
- Teaching, scholarly, and administrative experience preferred.
Schedule: Full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, occasional evenings and weekends for special events. Exempt, term position from September 4, 2018 - August 15, 2009.
Benefits: First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays.
Date Posted: May 10, 2018
Date Available: September 4, 2018
Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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