The St. John’s University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic individual to act as its Student Success Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and informed by the University’s strategic priorities for student success and its mission, the Student Success Librarian will collaborate with stakeholders across the university to create a supportive learning environment with particular emphasis on first and second year students. At the heart of this new position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. The Student Success Librarian will focus on developing research-based approaches to measuring and quantifying these variables and leveraging the findings to develop and replicate library initiatives in support of the University’s retention and persistence efforts. The Student Success Librarian will collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to gather and analyze relevant student data and metrics in support of this goal. The successful candidate will also serve as the Libraries’ liaison to such departments as the University Freshman Center, the Institute for Core Studies, the Writing Center, the University Learning Commons, Student Life, Online Learning, and the Honors Program to explore innovative ways to support student success. The successful candidate will work with outreach, instructional and reference librarians to explore the ways in which current information literacy and teaching practices align with the University’s strategic priority related to High Impact Practices (HIPs). Additionally, the Student Success Librarian will provide online and in-person research assistance and instruction to patrons as needed. The successful candidate must be interested in engaging with and supporting students, as well as actively contributing to the advancement of student success initiatives at St. John’s University.
The St. John's University Libraries is committed to teaching and learning and provides content-based information resources, instructional services, and other support in the most effective formats for University programs as well as student and faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University's mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning. St. John's University is one of America 's leading metropolitan Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse community, and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's has distinguished itself by giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving lasting success – personally, professionally and spiritually. Our students can study at any of our three NYC locations (Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan), and also at our international campuses in Rome and Paris with other study abroad locations around the world.
Applicants for this tenure track position must meet the required qualifications to be appointed as Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Please submit your letter of application along with three references by January 14, 2017 to receive full consideration. Applications after this date will be considered on a case by case basis.
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St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
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