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Open Resources Librarian / STEM Liaison (Library Faculty Open Rank) - Lehman College, CUNY

Posted on August 25, 2017

Description

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Responsibilities

Reporting to Head of Reference, the Open Resources Librarian-STEM Liaison is responsible for coordinating the Library’s initiative of supporting discipline faculty to create Open Textbooks as replacement for existing course materials. This involves organization of training workshops and materials; providing guidance on open resources and copyright; promoting best practices on accessibility, archiving, assessment, attribution, and resource sharing. The Open Resources Librarian closely coordinates efforts with CUNY’s Office of Library Services’ OER and Scholarly Communications Librarians.

Individual also serves as STEM Liaison to five departments in Lehman’s School of Natural and Social Sciences: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth, Environmental, and Geospacial Sciences; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy. STEM Liaison contributions include innovative library instruction, research consultations, and selecting print, electronic, and multimedia resources in consultation with discipline faculty to support the curriculum and research initiatives. The candidate is responsible for outreach and marketing library services by partnering with Science faculty, conducting workshops, developing Research Guides and tutorials in specialized STEM subject areas. Further, the individual provides general Reference services, sits on library committees, and will develop an active research agenda.

CLOSING DATE Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

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.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS All titles require a Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required, preferably in a science-related field. At least two years’ experience in an academic or special library providing STEM-related reference and instructional presentations recommended. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Knowledge of Open Educational Resources and scholarly communications necessary. Experience in navigating educational technologies, and familiarity with data management and assessment methods helpful. Candidate must be committed to serving diverse user groups and possess a strong service ethic.

Compensation

COMPENSATION Commensurate with education and experience. 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.

Location

Bronx, New York

URL

www.lehman.cuny.edu

To Apply

HOW TO APPLY Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach CV/resume with statement of scholarly interests, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

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Company Information

Lehman College, CUNY