FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Lehman College, City University of New York’s public senior college in the Bronx, is located on a 37-acre, tree-lined campus 40 minutes by direct subway from midtown Manhattan. The College is a force for social justice and vital contributor to the new Bronx renaissance. In 2017, Lehman College was ranked number 4 nationally in fostering intergenerational social mobility for U.S. students by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Equality of Opportunity Project.
The Assessment-Data Management Librarian is a catalyst for positive change in all areas of library services. With an eye to campus engagement, the individual designs and coordinates innovative projects that reimagine and expand the Library’s role in the 21st century university.
The Assessment-Data Management Librarian leverages leadership and project management skills to:
- research, plan, and implement new library initiatives
- evaluate and reconceive existing services, collections, space allocation, outreach efforts, policies, and administrative procedures.
Responding to user needs and campus priorities, the successful candidate works collaboratively with library and campus stakeholders to:
- identify high impact projects
- lead and coordinate efforts to implement projects
- design qualitative and quantitative assessment measures
- compile, organize, analyze, and present assessment data
- craft creative strategies to respond to and implement research findings in context of changing needs of campus community.
The Assessment-Data Management Librarian will:
- measure effectiveness of existing policies, practices, and initiatives through design, coordination, and implementation of qualitative and quantitative assessment
- provide leadership and development for the Library’s assessment and research support activities across functional areas
- coordinate interpretation and application of assessment data to support the Library’s strategic goals
- effectively communicate project results with library colleagues and college, university, and public stakeholders
- demonstrate, promote, and market value of the Library to support institutional priorities
- support campus and department grant activities with data and assessment planning
- engage in grant writing for project development
- collect and maintain data for ACRL and IPEDS surveys
- partner with key campus units including Institutional Advancement, Institutional Research, Research and Sponsored Programs, and Media Relations
- keep current with national trends and development in academic libraries and assessment and data management standards.
The position provides reference, instruction, collection development, and committee responsibilities in assigned areas.
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.
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Second Master’s degree required for appointment to Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. Subject background in statistical and quantitative analysis is helpful.
The candidate is expected to have:
- working knowledge of academic library best practices of assessment strategies and applications
- expertise with statistical software packages and methodologies
- knowledge of software and tools supporting discovery, management, analysis, curation, and visualization of research data
- familiarity with access and interpretation of user metrics and analytics
- ability to innovatively apply technology and evidence-based decision-making to improve the user experience
- capacity to promote and integrate data services and data literacy into library instruction
- advanced project planning and management skills
- ability to work collegially and collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds
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. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.
For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.
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
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 should provide a CV-resume and names and contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2020.