Hunter College invites applications and seeks nominations for the position of Chief Librarian and Dean of Libraries. Hunter College, a flagship campus of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a vibrant institution with a diverse and accomplished student body and eminent faculty. With more than 23,000 students, it is CUNY???s most populous senior college campus with a strong commitment to educating those whose access to higher education has historically been limited. The Hunter College Libraries sit at the intellectual crossroads of the College, and the Chief Librarian and Dean will be tasked with ensuring that they continue to support the College???s mission of research productivity and innovation, professional preparation, and world-class undergraduate and graduate education. Hunter's five library branches occupy four campuses across New York City and are home to a collection of over 700,000 materials, and resources. The libraries include the Leon and Toby Cooperman Library (68th Street campus), School of Education Library (within Cooperman), Nursing and Health Professions Library (HPL at Brookdale), Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library (at the Silberman campus), and the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library.
The Hunter College Libraries serve Hunter???s faculty, staff, and students by providing broad access to a variety of learning and research materials, up to date technology for information access and instruction, strong collections in support of the curriculum, and spaces for independent and collaborative study. The Libraries serve as intellectual commons for Hunter by providing in-house and virtual opportunities to share information, knowledge, data, and perspectives on issues important to the college community. Currently undergoing a major renovation, the libraries are well on their way to becoming the kind of energizing and welcoming spaces???with an ever-evolving array of tools and resources (both print and digital) for teaching, learning, and research???that define a truly modern college library.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar of wide-ranging intellectual curiosity who can articulate a unified vision and provide direction for the diverse units of the Libraries. With demonstrated administrative skills and a hands-on approach, she or he will be engaged, innovative, and most importantly, motivated by a clear commitment to students and faculty. The Chief Librarian and Dean must have the managerial and organizational skills and political acumen to navigate a complex academic environment, and build strong relationships with the academic senior leadership across the College.
Reporting to the Provost with Direction from the President, the Chief Librarian and Dean must embrace the highest academic and intellectual standards and foster vigorous research and scholarship while maintaining the college's commitment to undergraduate and graduate student support. The Chief Librarian and Dean serves as leader of the library faculty, collaborates with senior administrators and Deans of other College divisions, serves as liaison for the school within CUNY???s central administration, and interacts with external partners. She or he is responsible for budgeting, facilities and space planning, and the implementation of technology and its infrastructure. The Chief Librarian and Dean will oversee academic programming for the libraries, including integration and administrative oversight of academic learning centers located within Cooperman Library. She or he will play a major role in conceptualizing renovation and construction plans and working with the Library planning architects, Chief Information Officer, and other personnel. Through an interdisciplinary approach, The Chief Librarian will also liaison with the Library at the Hunter College Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO). The Chief Librarian and Dean also participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY and beyond. She or he will lead long-term planning activities, including a collections development plan that will create the Libraries of the future. In addition, the Chief Librarian and Dean will be expected to sustain and support Hunter???s strong history of student and faculty diversity
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
Candidates must demonstrate a combination of experience and expertise including an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree with an additional master's degree, an established record of professional achievement, and a demonstrated ability to mentor library faculty. A Ph. D. is preferred. The successful candidate must have expert knowledge of traditional library functions, emerging technologies, and trends in higher education and their impact on library services. She or he will also have a proven track record of effective resource management (i.e. collections, budget, personnel, etc.) and experience with library planning and renovation.
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. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.($125,000 - $200,000)
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website
www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS
field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26134 .
Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access
their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references,etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters ??? also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (??, ??, (??, ?? or ??), ??, ??, ?? , ???, _ or ??)). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests
Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
Names and contact information of 3 references
Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.
The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on January 31, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.
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Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, one of the oldest public colleges in America, and a national leader in urban public education. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 programs of study. Graduates of Hunter's nationally-renowned professional schools (the School of Education, the Silberman School of Social Work, and the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing) become the teachers, social workers, nurses and health care professionals who dedicate their lives to serving New York City and the nation. They are the embodiment of the Hunter College motto: Mihi Cura Futuri – "the Care of the Future is Mine". With the myriad opportunities found in New York City, and world-renowned faculty to guide them, Hunter's students embark upon their bright and illustrious futures and begin to achieve their version of the American Dream!