Librarians for Health Sciences, Nursing and Allied Health (two positions) — New York University Bobst Library


New York University Libraries is seeking two librarians to support the Health Sciences: the Librarian for Nursing will support the Rory Meyers School of Nursing and the Librarian for Allied Health will support Steinhardt’s Allied Health programs for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Applicants can apply for one or both positions with a single application through this advertisement. Both of these positions are tenure-track.
The Librarians for Health Sciences will provide in-depth information services to both on-campus and online students, connecting them to the services and information-seeking tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs throughout the research life cycle. Nursing and Allied Health students are highly diverse in cultural background, professional experience, age, and geographically, and are often representative of the health professionals centered in New York City. These two positions will address the needs of researchers (including methodological, ethical, and impact concerns) as well as future practitioners (including clinical point-of-care tools, openly available research, and lifelong learning). They will be central to supporting:

• research and learning in health equity;
• the use of evidence and systematic methodologies in these fields;
• the growing need for strong data and statistical skills; and
• the development of curricula that promote multiple literacies across varying cultural contexts with an explicitly anti-racist lens

As the primary liaisons to the health science programs outside of the Langone Health enterprise and Grossman School of Medicine, these two positions are part of the Health, Education, and Human Development Team within the Research & Research Services subdivision in the Division of Libraries. Library liaisons at NYU contribute to the educational mission by establishing strong relationships with and support services for undergraduate through doctoral level students, faculty, and clinicians. They are expected to work closely with Division of Libraries colleagues across the sciences as well as with librarians at the NYU Health Sciences Library.


Faculty Librarians also carry out their own active research agenda, contributing their expertise, experiences, and investigations to build new knowledge in their chosen areas. Librarians have wide latitude in determining their research agendas, and the Librarians for Health Sciences would find themselves well positioned to make substantive contributions to research in a number of areas, including, but in no way limited to, systemic biases and inequities in scientific information culture, the role of misinformation and literacy in healthcare and science, and much more.

NYU Cluster Hiring Initiative:

NYU Libraries is participating in the NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative ( to recruit, welcome, and support new library faculty working across the Division on timely themes of social importance, such as Inequality and Anti-racism, Population Health and Health Equity, Open Science and the Public Good, and Urban Environments and Politics. NYU Libraries will use the cluster-hire approach to address our goal of building a more diverse faculty community in a concerted way, with the full weight of the University’s recruitment and retention toolkit. It also allows us to mobilize our internal resources, including onboarding, cohort mentoring, and measures to protect time for research and service, and bring them to bear to ensure the success of new hires. For full details about the Libraries cluster hiring initiative, see this link (

These particular positions are part of our Health and Scientific Literacy, Openness, and Equity cluster, which lies at the intersection of information science, health and scientific literacy, and social justice. The three positions in this cluster focus on equity within scientific information culture writ large, and support NYU research and curricular needs in the basic and health sciences, with an emphasis on equity, information literacy, and open scholarship. Two of the positions sit in the Libraries’ Health Sciences department and focus specifically on health equity and health information literacy, while the third position sits in the Libraries’ Science department, focusing on scientific literacy and open scholarship and bridging natural, computational, and health sciences disciplines. All three positions address an increased demand for health and science expertise at NYU that specifically engages with profound disparities around health and scientific literacy, access to information, and the politics of information.



• Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher), conferred by start date, for consideration. A second graduate degree will be required to be eligible for tenure. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
• Demonstrated engagement with one or more fields germane to this position, including health, nursing, allied health, or similar
• Experience in a library, research, or clinical setting that demonstrates a commitment to the mission of research libraries (e.g., providing researcher support, building research collections, and creating programming)
• Demonstrated fluency in using and consulting with others in the use of biomedical databases (e.g., PubMed, CINAHL)
• Experience teaching or training in any learning environment
• Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility within teaching and learning
• Demonstrated dedication to public or customer service
• Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Meet, Teams)


• Experience with research methods (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, geospatial, or interdisciplinary data-driven methods) and evidence syntheses (e.g. systematic reviews or meta-analyses)
• Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups
• Fluency with large, public datasets in this domain, and experience crafting pedagogy that invites learners to integrate data into health, social, or policy analysis
• Knowledge of issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support inclusive teaching and learning, including critical pedagogy and antiracist and/or feminist approaches

About NYU Libraries:

The Division of Libraries values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture and are committed to building and sustaining diverse, inclusive, an equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more information regarding the Libraries’ commitment to IDBE, see the Libraries’ Mission & Values Statement (, our Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement (, and our Commitment to Anti-Racism (

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background. Faculty at NYU, including in the Division of Libraries, have always enjoyed relative flexibility in their work, allowing for moments of remote work as appropriate.

Application Instructions:

We would love to hear from you! To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the contact information of three professional references to Please indicate in your letter of application which position you are applying for, or if you would like to be considered for both. NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here ( Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by March 10, 2022.

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