Chief Librarian (Associate Professor or Professor)- New York City College of Technology (CityTech), City University of New York – New York, NY

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The City Tech Library is looking for its next Chief Librarian. Could it be you, or someone you know? Read below to learn more.

Chief Librarian – Associate Professor or Professor

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), located in in downtown Brooklyn, is a comprehensive college offering 58 associate and bachelor’s degree programs in engineering technologies, health related and other career-oriented disciplines We pride ourselves on the rich diversity of our students, faculty and staff, representing more than 120 countries and speaking more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. We are soliciting applications for a collaborative, thoughtful, and innovative leader to serve as Chief Librarian of the Ursula C. Schwerin Library. This is a faculty position.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. We are committed to student success as we implement and acquire services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community.

City Tech is a member of CUNY’s library system, a federation of 31 libraries and the CUNY Central Office of Library Services supporting the University’s 25 campuses. CUNY’s libraries act both together and individually to acquire books, media, and e-resources, and CUNY faculty and students are welcome to visit and to borrow materials from any CUNY library.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Chief Librarian will lead approximately 16 full-time as well as 20 part-time faculty and staff. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of current library technologies and trends, emerging areas of librarianship, and assessing and developing library services, collections, and technologies. They will have an engaged and empathetic leadership style and a commitment to transparency and clear communication across faculty and staff titles and positions.

The Chief Librarian will:

Provide strategic, financial, and managerial leadership for the library, working collaboratively and collegially with faculty and academic leadership at the college and across the university’s library system
Chair the Library Department and guide the work and professional development of full-time tenure-line library faculty, professional and IT staff, civil service staff, and part-time faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment
Serve as the primary advocate and spokesperson for the library and for library personnel on campus, locally, statewide and nationwide
Represent the library on the Provost’s Senior Staff, the college Personnel & Budget Committee, College Council, and other college committees
Collaborate with Library faculty and staff on the library’s strategic direction that aligns the library’s mission, goals, and objectives with the college and university mission and strategic plan.
Support assessment activities, resulting in development and implementation of improvement plans and reassessment
Represent City Tech and develop effective resources and services across the university’s library system on the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians and other university committees

Minimum Qualifications

An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library and information studies
An additional graduate or professional degree
A record of scholarly and professional achievement and service appropriate to the rank of associate or full professor
Preferred Qualifications

At least five years of library management and supervisory experience, with increasing responsibility, and evidence of effective resource management (including personnel, budget, collections, etc.)
A broad understanding of the issues confronting higher education and the role and changing nature of academic libraries
Experience with assessment and strategic planning
Strong commitment to service-oriented collaboration and outreach with multiple campus constituencies
Demonstrated effectiveness in recruiting, supporting, and mentoring a diverse faculty and staff, and a commitment to fostering to an inclusive working and learning environment that supports scholarly, creative and pedagogical work
Strong advocacy skills on behalf of library personnel and mission and the ability to value all personnel as contributors to the success of the organization
Demonstrated commitment to transparent and ethical decision-making through collaboration and consensus building
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and motivational skills

Salary Range: $110,641-$129,310

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 cover letter, CV/resume, and statement of scholarly interests.


Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin on or after November 02, 2023.


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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.