Head of Access Services – Lehman College – Bronx, NY

Job Title: Head of Access Services
(Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 15796
Location: Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Lehman College, City University of New Yorka��s only senior college in the Bronx, is classified as an Hispanic-serving Institution. The College primarily serves undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and lifelong learning. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 courses) per year. Although the College is predominantly teaching- focused, Lehman faculty is active in research, scholarship, and creative work. Service to the College, University, and community is an important part of the mission, as well as commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external grant funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.


The Head of Access Services supervises all the Librarya��s circulation and reserve operations, including book loans, textbooks and reserve materials in all formats, as well as equipment borrowing such as laptops, eReaders, and calculators. The position oversees Interlibrary Loan services, stacks maintenance, and overall collection management. It involves supervision of four fulltime staff members, as well as scheduling a host of part-time student workers. In addition, the incumbent provides reference and some instructional services.


Mastera��s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Second Mastera��s degree required for appointment to Assistant Professor. Candidate should be passionately committed to facilitating patron access to information resources and technologies, forward-thinking in terms of automating and redesigning processes, possess superb customer service and problem solving abilities, as well as thorough knowledge of current and emerging integrated library systems. Excellent communication and supervisory skills, and comfort dealing with diverse constituencies.


Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule:

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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.


Visit http://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 a�?Apply Nowa�? and provide the requested information:

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).


Application review will begin on December 27, 2016 and continue until position is filled.


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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.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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