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  Job Title: Assistant Professor- Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Job ID: 17235
  Department: Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Location: Queens College

​In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values, Queens College seeks to fill one tenure track Assistant Professor vacancy in the Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) department, starting from the 2018 Fall semester. We seek someone with a strong background in Archive Management and Studies. Assistant Professors perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. Administratively the GSLIS is placed within the College’s Social Science Division and the Chair/Director reports directly to the Dean of that division. The GSLIS offers a broad curriculum. In addition to the M.L.S. degree it offers a 30 credit Certificate of Post-Masters Studies in Librarianship, a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials, a Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries, and three programs for the preparation of New York State certified School Library Media Specialists, and a dual master degree program (jointly offered with the History department) in Library Science and History (MLS/MA). The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body, only 10% of whom are full-time.


​Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in library/information science or a related field at the time of hire. Qualified applicants must have at least one earned degree in library science or its equivalent. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education and a demonstrated record or potential for research and service.
Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

1.    Principals of Appraisal, Arrangement and Description, including how recent advances in technology provide opportunities for more dynamic and interactive tools for archival access. Constructing electronic finding aids and using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
2.    Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials: Preservation needs of different information formats commonly found in libraries, archives, and institutions of social memory including book, paper, photographic, and audio-visual materials; how environmental and storage conditions influence rates of deterioration; preservation functions required for long-term stability of materials; Funding sources for preservation activities.
3.    Digital Preservation Theory, tools/technologies and issues associated with the long-term retention, preservation and accessibility of material digitally born or subsequently digitized/reformatted. Characteristics of digital media, standards and quality control, digital asset management and best practices.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated evidence of collaborative activity in professional or scholarly settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with critical approaches to digital humanities, including issues related to public history, digital inclusion and ethics.


​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.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Closing Date: 12/20/2017, Review of application to begin: 10/20/2017

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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