Employment

The Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, seeks applicants for appointment to tenure-track faculty positions as Assistant Professor for two positions: Electronic Resources Librarian and Evening/Weekend Instruction Librarian.

Electronic Resources Librarian (Assistant Professor)

This position is anticipated to begin in September 2015. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the CSI Library, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  S/He is expected to provide leadership in the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintaining a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions; negotiate and monitor subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals; and troubleshoot e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.  This position will also participate in-person and virtual reference services; participate in the Library Instruction program; participate in the development of electronic instructional materials (online tutorials, subject web-guides, etc.); and assist in the assessment activities. The successful candidate will also pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publications and grant writing, and will participate in professional conferences.  The candidate is also expected to participate and serve on department, college, and university-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science (MLS), Masters 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 two or more years of experience in an academic setting with electronic resource management or acquisitions. Experience in working with an integrated library system (e.g. Aleph, Ex-Libris) is desired. Applicants should demonstrate: knowledge of emerging trends in instruction and information technologies; excellent analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written); the ability to work collaboratively with faculty; the ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; and a strong commitment to public service.

COMPENSATION

Assistant Professor salary range: $42,873 – $74,133, commensurate with qualifications.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu; select “Employment,” “Search Job Listings,” “More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs,” then enter the Job ID#11796 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. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single PDF document. Complete applications must be received by January 31, 2015.

If you have difficulty with uploading documents to the website, please send them to the following email address: librarysearch@csi.cuny.edu

Evening/Weekend Instruction Librarian (Assistant Professor)

This position is anticipated to begin in September  2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach library instruction sessions to undergraduate and graduate students primarily during evenings and weekends. The chosen individual will provide in-depth consultation with students  and faculty; collaborate with faculty to develop course content; support curriculum
enrichment; participate in collection development; actively assist in the assessment to articulate the library’s impact on student learning; and will provide support for the continuous improvement of instructional programs and practices. S/He will provide proactive reference service, including chat reference, and participate in the development of electronic instructional materials (online tutorials, subject webguides, etc.). The successful candidate will also pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication and grant writing, and will participate in professional conferences. The candidate will assist in training and supervising part-time workers, serve on department, college and university-wide committees, and will work evenings and weekends. [Tuesdays through Fridays: 1:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am – 6:00pm].

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: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/about.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline and 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 two or more years of experience teaching in an academic setting. Experience in working with an integrated library system (e.g. Aleph, Ex-Libris) is desired. Applicants should demonstrate: knowledge of emerging trends in instruction and information technologies; strong presentation and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written); the ability to work collaboratively with faculty; the ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; and a strong commitment to public service.

COMPENSATION

Assistant Professor: $42,873 – $74,133, Commensurate with qualifications.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu; select “Employment,” “Search Job Listings,” “More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs,” then enter the Job ID#11796 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. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single PDF document. Complete applications must be received by January 31, 2015.

If you have difficulty with uploading documents to the website, please send them to the following email address: librarysearch@csi.cuny.edu

About the College and the Library

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: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/about.

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.


Library Internships

The CSI Library invites internship applications from library school students interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The internship appointment is a one-semester term.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library/ information science graduate program.
  • Have a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Commit to a one-semester contract appointment in the library

These internships are intended to provide experience to students interested in exploring a career in academic libraries. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with professional librarians. They will gain valuable practical experiences, as well as strong information management skills at the end of the internship.

The successful candidate will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an internship appointment. Interns will assist staff with special projects in Cataloging, Access Services, Collection Development, Library Instruction Services, or in Archives & Special Collections.

Hours: 10- 15 per week.

To apply, fill out the Internship Interest Form and include evidence of enrollment in a graduate library program and a letter of reference. Completed applications must be received no later than October 25 to be considered for Spring appointment and April 4 for Fall appointment.


Library Part-Time Positions

Vacant part-time positions in the Library are filled through an application process managed by the College’s Human Resources (HR) Office.  This office is located in Bldg 1A, Rm 204.  If you wish, you may also drop off your current resume at the Library Administration Office in Bldg 1L, Rm109.