Monday, January 9, 2012

First Year Experience Librarian (Assistant Professor)

First Year Experience Librarian (Assistant Professor)
The College of Staten Island – The City University of New York

The Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as First Year Experience Librarian - Assistant Professor. This position is anticipated to begin in September 2012. The successful candidate will teach curriculum-integrated instructional sessions and serve as the primary contact with the freshmen composition program and other academic/non-academic programs that support the first year experience. The chosen individual will: provide in-depth consultation with students and faculty; collaborate with faculty to develop course content; participate in collection development; actively assist in the assessment to articulate the library's impact on student learning; and offer support to the continuous improvement of instructional programs and practices. The First Year Experience Librarian will help shape new directions for initiatives that strengthen student learning and faculty development. S/He will provide proactive reference service, including chat reference, and assist in the development of electronic instructional materials (online tutorials, subject web-guides, etc.). The successful candidate will pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication and grant writing, and will participate in professional conferences. In addition, the First Year Experience Librarian will serve on department, college and university-wide committees, and should expect to work some evenings and occasional weekend days.

The Library's collection along with its high quality reference and instructional services offer students and faculty access to a wealth of information and resources that support the college's curriculum. The Library is located at the center of the south academic quadrangle of the campus, at the end of the Alumni Walk. For more information on the Department of the Library, please visit our website at: .

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre, park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The College offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in an academic setting, and to those who have worked collaboratively with faculty. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs. Strong presentation and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written) are especially desired, as well as the ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities, with a strong commitment to public service. Salary range:
$42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with qualifications.

To apply, please go to ; select "Employment" - "Search Job Listings" - "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs" - then enter the Job ID# 5128 in the "Job Opening ID" field. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, as well as the contact information for three professional references. This job closes January 31, 2012.

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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