Latin American Curator, Arizona State University

Arizona State University Library seeks an engaged and dynamic curator who can...

Arizona State University Library seeks an engaged and dynamic curator who can combine leadership, imagination, information technology, to give distinguished leadership to our interdisciplinary academic programs on all ASU campuses and the Spanish and Portuguese programs in the School of International Letters and Culture (SILC).

S/he guides, assists, and instructs faculty, students, and staff in the research process through the application of expertise in scholarly communication and designated subject areas, information retrieval systems, teaching, and reference services. S/he selects materials (vernacular and non-vernacular) in all formats in support of ongoing curriculum and research; manages firm order, approval and blanket order plans, conducts on-going collection analyses; and establishes and maintains excellent relationships with vendors and publishers. S/he is an active member of the ad-hoc Area Specialists Team that meets regularly to set goals and collaborate on interdisciplinary issues affecting area programs. S/he may participate in buying trips in areas responsibility, and is active at the regional, national and international levels, and in community outreach activities.

As a member of the Collections and Scholarly Communications Office, this position works cooperatively with colleagues to meet Office, University Libraries, and ASU goals. This position reports to Chief Officer of the Collections and Scholarly Communications Office.

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the substance and ambition of the University's charter, goals, and design:  ASU Charter . We are building a New American University and seek in every appointment to identify individuals who are fearless, imaginative, and tireless in working in its spirit.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree and Experience in relevant subject areas.  Ability to read, write, and speak fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and culture of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula
  • Demonstrated experience in collection development in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated excellent, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of publishing trends in Latin America.


  • MLS Degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to digital scholarship initiatives
  • Accomplished bibliographer/curator aware of document, image, and video requirements of scholarship in field of expertise
  • Demonstrated strong record of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated experience using current and advanced technology in support of creative and scholarly work
  • Achievement of a terminal degree appropriate to the field of work

Salary and Rank:  This is a continuing appointment track academic professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian or Archivist, Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America.  The ASU Libraries include nine physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, International Business Information Centre at Thunderbird and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Arts+Design Library.  In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.  The ASU Libraries support over 90,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty.  More information about the Arizona State University Libraries can be found at:

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references.  The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson,  Questions about the position and search should be directed to Dennis Brunning, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs,

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 30, 2016; applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU and the visit our web site:  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit

Arizona State University's Charter animates an institution “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed.” Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.