Instructor or Assistant Professor – Public Services and Assessment Librarian

Location
Queens, NY, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 07, 2017
Closes
Jan 01, 2018
Ref
305604264
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College invites applications for the position of Public Services and Assessment Librarian at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The candidate will perform reference work, information literacy instruction, assessment and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments and share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university's mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College's greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our diverse student population primarily takes general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Library faculty members have an eleven month calendar with 40 vacation days. Faculty on the Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend shifts may be required. Position to start in Fall 2018.

Duties include:

* Reference service at a reference desk, online and in individual consultations

* Course related Information literacy instruction and teaching of general information literacy skills

* Leadership role in assessment of library services in order to collect and analyze data for mandatory reports and departmental planning

* Collection development

* Liaison work that enables better participation in the academic life of the college and results in greater awareness among faculty members of the resources and services of the library

* May include other duties as assigned, such as library exhibits or newsletter

QUALIFICATIONS

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. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

For Assistant Professor:

ALA accredited MLS or equivalent and a master's OR doctorate from an accredited institution.

For Instructor:

An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Faculty members hired at the Instructor rank must complete requirements for Assistant Professor (additional graduate degree) within five years.

All faculty members must demonstrate an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications include: 1) Prior experience in public services at a community college library 2) college level teaching experience or library instruction experience 3) experience in assessment of library services in an academic library 4) an innovative perspective and non-traditional approach to pedagogy preferred

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

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates must provide a CV/resume, a cover letter and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE

January 21, 2018. Review of resumes to begin December 21, 2018.

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.

*Job Title:* Instructor or Assistant Professor - Public Services and Assessment Librarian

*Job ID:* 17909

*Location:* Queensborough CC

*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time

*Regular/Temporary:* Regular