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CUNY Instructor or Assistant Professor - Instruction and Reference Librarian in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Instruction and Reference Librarian

Job ID: 20121

Location: NYC College of Technology

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Instruction and Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop and offer information literacy and library instruction, including collaborative efforts with faculty in all disciplines. The Instruction and Reference Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

The Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (http://psc-cuny.org).

The Instruction and Reference Librarian will:

  • Offer instruction to students and faculty in information literacy, including library services/research resources and discipline-specific presentations for programs, courses, or assignments. Instruction may be in-person or online, and may include collaboration on subject-specific research resources.

  • Teach the three-credit undergraduate course LIB 1201, Research and Documentation for the Information Age (http://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/leonardlib1201sp15/syllabus/) or LIB 2205, Learning Places: Understanding the City (https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/almeidamontgomerylib2205arch2205sp2016/)

  • Provide comprehensive reference consultation to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain knowledge of resources in general reference areas and degree fields.

  • Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include website content creation in areas of specialization and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution

  • A second master’s degree OR doctorate is also required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years (CUNY tuition remission is available)

  • Experience providing instruction or reference within a diverse community

  • An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an academic or research library

  • Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies

  • Knowledge of best practices in educational technologies and instructional design

  • Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources

  • Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education

COMPENSATION

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.

CLOSING DATE

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin February 27, 2019

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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