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CUNY Assistant or Associate Professor: Library in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor: Library

Job ID: 21610

Location: Medgar Evers College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty-three colleges within the dynamic City University of New York (CUNY) System. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.

Located in Central Brooklyn, MEC was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community, currently enrolling 7,000 students in degree programs. Students represent 105 countries around the world! MEC students obtain Associate degrees in 8 fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. They are instructed by over 208 Full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs at various times, is growing their online program offerings, and in offsite locations. The College is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research.

The Acquisitions/Collection Development librarian is responsible for managing the Library's resource allocation, acquisitions, and gift books. The candidate is tasked with stewarding the annual resource budget, arranging for database licenses, vendor relations, and working closely with the Budget, Accounts Payable, and Procurement Offices. Manages orders, renewals, statistical reporting, invoicing, etc. for library materials.

The individual keeps current with developments in the resource management arena, develops workflows and policies, and integrates new technologies to streamline efficient processing. This position supervises support staff and students. In addition, candidate provides reference and instructional services and teaching information literacy.

  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate procedures for the development of library materials (books, electronic resources, serials, films, etc.) Oversee all collections decisions.

  • Responsible for the analysis and implementation of ordering and claiming.

  • Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.

  • Supervises and trains clerical staff, faculty, and student employees.

  • Develop and revise the library’s collection development policies.

  • Service at the reference desk as assigned.

  • Candidate provides reference and instructional services and teaches information literacy.

  • Serve as a liaison to specific academic departments with collection development, and library instruction responsibilities.

  • Represent the Library Department on college and university committees and professional associations as assigned.

  • Fulfill requirements of a tenure track appointment including research, publishing, and involvement in professional organizations.

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.


All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution, ability to meet the responsibilities and requirements of a tenure-track appointment, including research, publishing, and involvement in professional organizations.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required. Ph.D. degree in Library Science or equivalent preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidate should possess superlative financial and data management acumen, knowledge of copy cataloging, and familiarity with integrated library systems. Excellent communication and supervisory skills. Experience working in an academic or research library. Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia. Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


March 2, 2020


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