Health & Informatics Librarian (Instructor/Assistant Professor) – Hunter College – New York, NY

Reporting to the Head of the Health Professions Library, the Hunter College Libraries seeks an experienced and knowledgeable information professional to oversee access to and management of research-related data. The Health and Informatics Librarian will assist faculty and students with support for data mining tools; curation, preservation, and publication of data; data design and management plans; analytics; and visualization tools. Responsibilities also include providing reference assistance and research consultations; developing and teaching information and/or statistical literacy sessions within the Health Professions curriculum; providing education and training on data tools and resources for the Hunter research community; and liaison and collection development duties.

Supports Hunter College Libraries 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.

Position is available January 2016.

Hiring rank is open at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level, based upon qualifications. 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. For Assistant Professor, second graduate degree required.

Familiarity with information resources and discovery/analysis of data in nursing, public health, and allied health fields.

Experience supporting health information services in an academic or research setting.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with students and faculty across disciplines.
Expertise in data issues for libraries and the role of data in academic research and scholarly communication.
Ability to meet research and publication expectations for tenure and promotion requirements.

Highly desirable:

Degree in health or life sciences.
Experience supporting evidence-based research and pedagogy within medical education.
Familiarity with data issues in diverse fields such as biomedical sciences, chemistry/physics, demographic studies, and geographic information systems.
Availability to work evenings and/or weekends.

CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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.

Commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range for the title:

Instructor: $39,399 – $65,267

Assistant Professor: $42,873 – $71,073

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Please have your CV and statement of scholarship interests, with names and contact information of 3 three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) available to attach into the application before you begin. The resume, cover letter and any other required documents must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

Review of applications will start on October 1, 2015 and continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

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About John Pell

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

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