Jobs for Medievalists

Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Under the general guidance and supervision of the director of the Beinecke Library, the Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts will be responsible for developing, interpreting, and promoting the collection; for actively engaging and aiding Yale University faculty and students and scholars from outside Yale in effective instructional and research use of the collection; for identifying and setting priorities for cataloging and conservation of the collection; and for establishing the digital priorities of the collection.

The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke Library’s collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books is internationally renowned and used extensively by scholars from around the world.  In addition to biblical, theological, and liturgical texts, the manuscript collection documents reading matter of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance societies is documented by noteworthy holdings of classical and medieval Latin works, as well as numerous vernacular and neo-Latin texts of the Renaissance.  The Library is a major repository of incunabula with holdings strong in Greek and Latin classics, Italian humanist literature, historical texts, biblical literature and exegesis, and Hebrew printing.  Other strengths of the Library include its collections of papyri, and Near Eastern manuscripts in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Syriac, Armenian, and other languages.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 14120BR.  Please be sure to reference # 14120BR in your cover letter.

For a complete job description see the above website or contact Edwin Schroeder (

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