Open Resources Librarian / STEM Liaison (Instructor or Assistant Professor) – Lehman College – Bronx, NY

Lehman College, CUNY’s senior college in the Bronx, offers the following faculty position:
Job Title: Open Resources Librarian / STEM Liaison (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 17258
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Reporting to Head of Reference, the Open Resources Librarian-STEM Liaison is responsible for coordinating the Librarya��s initiative of supporting discipline faculty to create Open Textbooks as replacement for existing course materials. This involves: organization of training workshops and materials; providing guidance on open resources and copyright; promoting best practices on accessibility, archiving, assessment, attribution, and resource sharing. The Open Resources Librarian closely coordinates efforts with CUNYa��s Office of Library Servicesa�� OER and Scholarly Communications Librarians.

Individual also serves as STEM Liaison to five departments in Lehmana��s School of Natural and Social Sciences: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth, Environmental, and Geospacial Sciences; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy.
STEM Liaison contributions include innovative library instruction, research consultations, and selecting print, electronic, and multimedia resources in consultation with discipline faculty to support the curriculum and research initiatives.

The candidate is responsible for outreach and marketing library services by partnering with Science faculty, conducting workshops, developing Research Guides and tutorials in specialized STEM subject areas. Further, the individual provides general Reference services, sits on library committees, and will develop an active research agenda.


Mastera��s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Second Mastera��s degree required, preferably in a science-related field, for appointment to Assistant Professor. At least two yearsa�� experience in an academic or special library providing STEM-related reference and instructional presentations recommended.

Knowledge of Open Educational Resources and scholarly communications necessary. Experience in navigating educational technologies, and familiarity with data management and assessment methods helpful. Candidate must be committed to serving diverse user groups and possess a strong service ethic.


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 names and contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications to begin November 1, 2017.
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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. Lehman College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/ADA/IRCA Employer.

About John Pell

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

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