Student Success Librarian — CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College — New York, New York

Job Title: Student Success Librarian

Job ID: 22631

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and motivated professional for the position of Student Success Librarian. The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to grow their skills in community building, interested in helping us develop innovative approaches in addressing the needs of students, particularly in online learning environments, who shares the Library’s commitment to social justice and inclusive pedagogy, who is equity-minded, who is committed to student success, and who is able to work successfully in a collaborative environment. An equity-minded individual understands the importance of creating a learning environment responsive to cultural and ethnic differences, one which empowers all members of the college community to create initiatives that foster student success.

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of nearly 21,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 24 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, over 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities—and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice.

BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be— a leading community college nationwide— we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural and international environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with various student support departments and programs across the College, including Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling, and other non-academic cohort programs such as Panther Partners, Connexiones, and peer-advisors. In addition, they will work on building a Library Ambassador program which will employ work study students who will provide necessary services in the Library but also participate in leadership and other skill building programming. Reference and instruction (both online and in-person) and collection development will also be required.

We invite applications for an Instructor/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position.

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor.

Along with position specific responsibilities listed, the successful candidate participates in instructional programs, research support, and collection development. An active scholarly agenda, and participation in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned are required for tenure and promotion. A second master’s degree is required for appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor.


  • Candidates must have earned a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent accreditation if degree is from outside the U.S.
  • Experience working in an academic or public library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma informed librarianship and pedagogy.
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues.
  • Must have a strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with students and colleagues in the Library, the College, and the University.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the guidelines for tenure and promotion.

Preferred Demonstrated ability in building community among undergraduate students. Experience creating online tutorials and workshops. Familiarity with culturally responsive pedagogy.


Along with position specific responsibilities listed above, the successful candidate participates in instructional programs, research support, and collection development. If appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years (CUNY tuition remission is available).

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.


Salary: $42,261 – $85,162

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 statement of scholarly interests.


September 1, 2021


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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.

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