Science and Academic Integration Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Job ID: 8046

Contract Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: Library

Category: Faculty

Issue Date: May 06 2013

Closing Date: July 06 2013

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

We are advertising for Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Assistant Professor:
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, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Queensborough Community College, CUNY, offers associates degrees and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines. The college is committed to academic excellence, innovative pedagogy, and valuing the cultural diversity of our community. Located on a park-like setting in eastern Queens, the college also enjoys the opportunities offered as part of the City University of New York. The library has recently undergone substantial renovations in order to support collaborative learning and attention to the needs of community college students. The library faculty consists of thirteen full-time professionals and six part- time faculty members. Additional information is available at http://qcc.libguides.com/libraryhome.

Duties:
- Offer face-to-face and online course related information literacy instruction, especially for students enrolled in science courses.
- Develop online learning tools specifically for students in the sciences who need to learn to search and evaluate a variety of disciplinary sources.
- Identify and select appropriate print and electronic materials in the sciences for the library's collection.
- Use innovative pedagogy to help departments meet the information literacy components of Pathways, the new CUNY undergraduate core.
- Take a leadership role in the library's effort to assess our contribution to student learning and participate in using the data to develop new initiatives.
- Provide face-to-face and online reference service. Hours may include day, evening and weekends.
- Represent the library on college and university committees.
- Perform related duties as assigned.

Tenure track faculty must meet the publication and service requirements for tenure and promotion.

 

Qualifications:

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree in a subject area or a Ph.D is required.

Required: Undergraduate or graduate degree or substantial coursework in the natural or physical sciences. Experience working with students and faculty in the sciences. Experience working with the databases in the sciences.

Candidates for appointment as an Assistant Professor must also have teaching and reference services experience; one or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; a commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services; knowledge of current trends in innovative pedagogy, assessment of library services and information technology; and superior oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials. 

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.  

To Apply:
http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html

Equal Employment Opportunity:
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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