Jobs for Medievalists

Inaugural Curator of the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies.

In April 2011, The University of Pennsylvania Libraries was the recipient of an extraordinary gift—the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts. Mr. Schoenberg’s collection is widely known in manuscript circles and he has generously provided physical and digital access to scholars around the world for over a decade. The Schoenberg Collection documents through its many fine exemplars the transformation of knowledge through the lens of pre-early modern, hand-copied books in a variety of languages and scripts which document the evolution of the study of science, medicine and mathematics, among other subjects. Please visit to learn more about the Schoenberg initiatives at UPenn.

In recognition of the Schoenberg gift, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the creation of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS). The new institute will form one of the cornerstones of the new Special Collection Center now being constructed. The two year renovation project will transform the former Rare Book and Manuscript Library into a 21st Century scholarly hub for the study of material and digital texts.

To provide leadership for the Schoenberg Institute, the UPenn Libraries is seeking an experienced and qualified manuscript studies scholar to serve as the Institute’s inaugural curator. For a complete job description and access to the online application, please follow the link to the University of Pennsylvania’s job site:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Includes a generous benefits package—additional information available at

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