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 at least two years of experience in an academic environment and good working knowledge of web design technologies as well as open source content management systems (i.e. Druple, Joomla, etc.).Applicants should demonstrate: experience with the evaluation, acquisition, and management of electronic resources; familiarity with digital media technology and metadata standards for providing access to digitized audio, video, and image collections; knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries, especially in the area of emerging social networking technologies (such as mobile apps, wikis, blogs, rss, etc.) and their effective use in an academic research environment. The successful candidate will be expected to convey an understanding of information-seeking behaviors in an academic research environment with respect to effective web interface design, including information architecture, navigation, usability, and accessibility. Strong presentation, interpersonal skills (both verbal and written), negotiating skills, and the ability to work with and train staff with varying levels of technical ability are especially desired.
$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.
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# 6461 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.
Search extended – Complete applications must be received by November 11, 2012.