Job Opportunity: Curator of MENA Collection at Hoover Institution, Stanford

The Hoover Institution is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection position. The appointment is for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a career track position.

Under the direction of the Director of the Hoover Library & Archives, the Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection develops and pursues acquisition opportunities, formulates policies and plans programs for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection, and participates in related activities as described below. The geo-political area generally covers the Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan, and collections related to those regions elsewhere in the world.

Core duties include: collection development, outreach, development, publications, reference assistance, administration, and special projects (see more here)

Candidates with a PhD in Middle Eastern and North African studies or related field strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of 20th and 21st century Middle Eastern and North African history, politics, economics, and culture. Other requirements are: fluency in written and spoken Arabic, with knowledge of other regional languages preferred; professional experience in scholarship and/or libraries and archives, with a proven record of accomplishment and publications; interest in collecting born-digital materials and willingness to work with other staff in exploring best practices in this area; ability to work collegially and to organize and manage team-based projects; strong organizational and project management abilities; excellent written and oral communication skills; administrative and managerial experience; proven record of sound judgment, initiative, and leadership; and demonstrated experience in addressing acquisition issues and ethics, particularly with ownership problems (provenance and cultural property) and appraisal; understanding of library and archival theory and practice, particularly the role and impact of acquisitions on library and archives activities; and firm understanding of intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and other access issues preferred.

Interested candidates should apply online with a cover letter and resume.

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