[mla-nynj] Job posting: Science Librarian-- Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
Lee Ann Fullington
laf11bc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 19:46:18 UTC 2019
Come work with us at Brooklyn College Library!
Reference & Instruction Librarian-Specialist in Sciences (Instructor or
Assistant Professor) in Brooklyn, New York
Job Title: Reference & Instruction Librarian-Specialist in Sciences
(Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 21025
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Brooklyn College seeks a creative, collaborative, and user-centered
librarian at the entry-level to support teaching, learning and research as
the faculty liaison to selected departments of the School of Natural &
Behavioral Sciences (NBS), including Biology, Chemistry, Computer &
Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. The Reference &
Instruction Librarian – Specialist in Sciences will serve the diverse
Brooklyn College community through active engagement and outreach to
students and faculty. The Librarian will be appointed at the rank of
Instructor or tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position is housed in
the Library Department and will have a start date in July 2020.
The Reference & Instruction Librarian – Specialist in Sciences (Science
Librarian) joins a team of eight faculty librarians in providing general
reference and instructional services to the campus community. Specific
responsibilities as Science Librarian include support for the research and
teaching needs of the selected departments of NBS, which include three of
the top five majors at the college – Biology BS, Computer Science BS,
Psychology BS – through traditional and virtual reference service, library
research instruction, the creation and maintenance of subject-specific
research guides, and developing and maintaining library collections in
assigned disciplines. The Science Librarian supports the research and
scholarly communication needs of NBS faculty and students, including
support for research data management, through outreach, education, and
individual consultations. The Science Librarian will work independently and
collaboratively on special projects, and other duties, based on the needs
of the library and librarian interest. Evening and weekend hours may be
The successful candidate will possess a strong service ethic, show evidence
of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility, and will demonstrate
a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including serving diverse user
groups. This is a full time, tenure-track position. Librarians at CUNY have
faculty rank and status and are expected to meet the requirements for
tenure and promotion including librarianship, scholarship, and service.
Mentoring and support for scholarship is available to all Library faculty.
Faculty at Brooklyn College and CUNY are represented by the Professional
Staff Congress union (http://psc-cuny.org).
Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn.
It serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City
itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body
comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages,
many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College
transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and
graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a
vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an
ALA-accredited institution, or foreign equivalent. A second master’s degree
OR doctorate is also required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if
appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an
additional graduate degree within 5 years (CUNY tuition remission is
A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher
education with the ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and
Familiarity with scholarly resources and reference tools in the sciences.
Understanding of current and emerging trends in science disciplines.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making
College-level or higher coursework in Biology, Chemistry or a related
Experience working in an academic, research, medical, or large public
Understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication in
Understanding of current issues surrounding research data management in
Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations,
research, or publications.
Salary 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.
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE – go to CUNY Jobs site https://tinyurl.com/BCscilib and Click
Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:
An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail
how their librarianship, service and/or scholarship has supported the
success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are
underrepresented in higher education; applicants who have not yet had the
opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further
CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
Current curriculum vitae
A sample of scholarly, academic, or professional writing in which the
applicant is the primary or single author
STEP TWO - Go to https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of
recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting
the link above and entering the contact information for three (3)
The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to
submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
November 15, 2019
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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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