Lecturer - Department of Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Job posted to this site on November 11th at 12:19pm
Application Deadline: January 30th 2023
Lecturer - Department of Library
John Jay College
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ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 12,000 students. Nearly fifty percent of the students are first in their family to attend college, and many students are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.
The Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an Academic Librarian at the rank of Lecturer commencing in August 2023. The Lecturer classification is a full-time faculty position which leads to a Certificate of Continuous Employment after the sixth annual reappointment. There is no expectation of research or publication.
We are a department with eight full-time tenured or tenure-track librarians and one librarian on a substitute line. Strong preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and learning in intellectually and demographically diverse environments. We seek an individual capable of providing in-person and virtual reference services and library instruction to a full range of students, from first year students in foundational courses to graduate students completing a master’s thesis.
All library faculty teach and provide reference services. Each member of the department also has responsibility for additional library functions, including circulation, reserves, library instruction, media, interlibrary loan, cataloging and metadata, electronic resources, special collections, web management, assessment, user experience, collection development, serials, and budget and statistics. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and will be expected to handle one or more of these responsibilities as required. The individual must be able to work collaboratively and independently and balance multiple tasks and responsibilities as assigned, including departmental and institutional committee assignments; adapt to shifting needs and priorities; and demonstrate significant knowledge of current library trends, technologies, standards, and best practices. The letter of application should describe the candidate’s experience and familiarity with various library functions and services.
We seek an individual eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education, as outlined in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum: bit.ly/3Tzz6hd
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated as of his/her first day of employment.
Bachelor’s degree in area(s) of expertise and the ability to teach successfully. Candidates must have earned aMaster’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
A second master’s degree or the equivalent in an academic discipline; experience in an academic library.
Awareness of current issues and trends in information technology and public services.
Experience with library management systems, in particular ALMA.
Familiarity with principles of reference and instruction.
Ability to work well independently and with others in a team-based environment.
Skilled in managing a workload that includes multiple projects and responsibilities.
Ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities.
Strong service orientation.
Demonstrated experience in one or more library functions besides reference and instruction (i.e., media, interlibrary loan, cataloging and metadata, electronic resources, special collections, web management, assessment, user experience, collection development, serials, and budget and statistics).
Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the doctoral lecturer range of $69,983-$87,004.
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
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Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: an application letter to include how they would contribute to the diversity goals of the College; a curriculum vitae; names of three references along with contact information; and proof of degree completion or progress toward the degree. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document, preferably in PDF format.
Review of resumes to begin December 12,2022.
Posting closes on January 30, 2023.
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LocationLloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 west 59th street, New York NY 10019
$69,983 - $87,004 yearly