Dear Colleagues,  

Apologies for cross-posting.  

Please see below a job announcement for a head librarian position at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Inquiries should be directed to Jakub Hruby ( 


The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to serve as Head Librarian of its 300,000+ volume library based in Prague, Czech Republic. The Head Librarian’s primary duties will be to oversee day-to-day operations of the library, supervise cataloguing and retro-cataloguing of the library holdings, monitor new acquisitions, and identify and manage special collections. International applicants with knowledge of one or more of the languages, cultures, and histories related to the Oriental Institute’s sub-fields (Middle East, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Central Asia) are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: November 8, 2020. For more information and to apply, see here


All best wishes,

James Madaio
Dr. James Madaio
Fellow, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences 
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies 
Associate Editor, Journal of Hindu Studies (Oxford University Press)
Regional Editor (Indic Traditions), Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies