Friday, May 7, 2010

Emerging Technologies Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Job Opening ID: 2814
Job Family: Faculty
Closing Date: June 27, 2010
Location: Queensborough CC
Full/Part Time: F
Regular/Temporary: R

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

FLSA: Exempt

This is a 12 month tenure track position, available Fall 2010. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will perform the following duties:
- explore, develop, promote, and assess innovative online tools including social networking and other services targeting off-campus learners
- create and implement online learning modules to support the Library's information literacy, reference and web-based learning programs
- support development of both onsite and virtual reference services
- support the creation of course- and curriculum-integrated web resources including podcasts and multimedia tutorials
- provide face to face reference service
- teach in the library's information literacy instruction program
- consult individually with students and faculty on research projects, methods, and best practices
- work closely with academic department representatives providing instruction and information about library resources
- participate in collection development including print and online resources
- develop and maintain subject and policy guides
- represent the library on college and university committees
- perform other related duties as assigned
- some evening or weekend teaching may be required

For Instructor title: scholarly activities required for continued appointment.
For Assistant Professor title: scholarly activities required for tenure and promotion.

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 eleven full-time professionals and eight part- time faculty members. Additional information is available at

For campus and surrounding community information please visit: Why Choose Queensborough at

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor designations:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

For Instructor designation:

A Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Required Qualifications:
Instructor rank - an A.L.A. accredited master's degree in library and information science
Assistant Professor rank - an A.L.A. accredited master's degree in library and information science and a second master's degree in a subject area or a Ph.D.
All candidates - 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 information and educational technologies; and superior oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in online instruction or e-learning, preferably in a higher education context; experience with instructional design, digital video, podcasting. Familiarity with either screencasting tools, preferably Camtasia or Adobe Captivate. Knowledge of virtual reference, social networking strategies and Web 2.0 technologies. Undergraduate or second Master's in Science, Engineering or Business.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

To apply, please log on to Navigate to Employment, click on application for employment, and then log into the applicant tracking program Job Postings on CUNY First. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Applications should be submitted through CUNY First. Applicants must attach a cover letter, and resume or curriculum vitae. Resume, cover letter, and any supporting documents should be uploaded as a single document. Please follow instructions under How to Apply Online.

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

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