Job Posting: Curator, Buffalo, NY
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as the Curator of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection. This noteworthy collection includes historical materials in all areas of the health sciences, including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Established in 1972, the collection was named in 1985 for Robert L. Brown, MD, former Associate Dean of the School of Medicine. The mission of the collection is to educate and inform members of the University and global communities about the history of medicine and the health sciences, with a particular focus on Buffalo and Western New York. Founded as a medical school, the importance of medicine as part of the University at Buffalo’s heritage is central toward understanding the development of the university itself. In general, the goal of the collection is to open a gateway to the history of medicine and the health sciences by acquiring, collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting books, tools and other resources from the past under the guiding principle found in the collection’s motto: Chart the future by exploring the past.
Based upon qualifications, experience, the University’s standards for continuing appointment, and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, we anticipate appointing the successful candidate at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian. The Curator will report to the Interim Head of the Health Sciences Library Services and work with librarians and staff across the University Libraries.
We are looking for a skilled, passionate person to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the university’s applicant tracking system, UB Jobs, using the above link. We are currently reviewing applications and anticipate filling this position by February 2021.
The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups in order to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community.