Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering – SUNY at Albany

Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the subject librarian for chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and engineering. This position supports several programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.


  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

About John Pell

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

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