Assistant Professor (Librarian) – Social Sciences Librarian – Hunter College (CUNY), NY

Supports a college library 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, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Reporting to the head of Instruction and Research Services, the social sciences librarian is a key member of the reference and instruction team, working collaboratively to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. The social sciences librarian will act as liaison to the Psychology and Anthropology departments, the Bachelor’s of Social Work program, and related departments and programs in the social sciences. A major responsibility of the Social Sciences Librarian will be to provide innovative leadership for integrating information literacy instruction into general education courses in Psychology. The librarian will continually assess disciplinary needs for liaison departments with fellow librarians and relevant faculty. Duties will entail work at multiple campuses (including 68th St. and Silberman Social Work campuses)

Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines and other disciplines as needed
Lead the library’s instructional efforts supporting one of the required courses for Psychology majors (Psychology 250) to develop foundational information literacy skills that will be relevant throughout the undergraduate curriculum.
Collaborate with colleagues to develop and improve the library’s instruction program
Conduct instruction sessions and one-on-one consultations in liaison departments
Provide collection development in liaison disciplines; advocate for improvement in collection development in those disciplines
Provide general and chat reference
Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction
Have a strong commitment to research, and participate in activities related to that research, including presentations at scholarly conferences and publishing in the peer reviewed literature with an eye to reappointment, tenure and promotion
Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

Required: Assistant Professor:
• Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree (MA and/or PhD) required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.
• Minimum two years’ experience in library public service.
• Experience providing library instruction in support of an undergraduate social sciences or social work curricula.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to speak and/or make presentations before groups and conduct effective training.
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment with strong commitment to public service.
• Ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
Highly desirable:
• Academic library experience.
• Familiarity with learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment.
• Experience providing information literacy instruction in association with programs or initiatives supporting general education curricula.
• An advanced degree (MA and/or PhD) in the social sciences, social work, or related field.
• Willingness to teach the library’s one-credit course (LIBR 100)

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 here and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on November 15, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the positions remain open after initial round.
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