Librarian for Education & Human Development
New York University, Division of Libraries Job Location: New York Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 12-01-2021
Research portfolioFaculty Librarians also explore their own active research agendas, and contribute their expertise, experiences, and investigations to build new knowledge in their chosen areas. Librarians have wide latitude in determining their research agendas, and the Librarian for Education and Human Development would find themselves well positioned to make substantive contributions to research in a number of areas, including, but not limited to, research services provision, critical librarianship as it relates to praxis oriented communities, multiple literacies within the education sphere, and many more.
NYU Cluster Hiring InitiativeNYU Libraries is participating in the NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative to recruit, welcome, and support new library faculty working across the Division on timely themes of social importance, such as Inequality and Anti-racism, Population Health and Health Equity, Open Science and the Public Good, and Urban Environments and Politics. NYU Libraries will use the cluster-hire approach to address our goal of building a more diverse faculty community in a concerted way, with the full weight of the University’s recruitment and retention toolkit. It also allows us to mobilize our internal resources, including onboarding, cohort mentoring, and measures to protect time for research and service, and bring them to bear to ensure the success of new hires. For full details about the Libraries cluster hiring initiative, see this link. This particular position is part of our Politics of Space: Data, the City, and Structures of Inequality cluster. Cities are a register of deep-seated social inequality, often understood through quantitative data analysis and data visualization. NYU Libraries’ Politics of Space cluster looks outward and imagines expanded capacity for urban economics and education disciplines, moored by holistic support for data analysis and visualization across the disciplines at NYU. This cluster hire anticipates a burgeoning need for information and research technology expertise for those in urban studies-adjacent disciplines at NYU, including sociology of education, educational leadership, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher), conferred by start date, for consideration. A second graduate degree will be required to be eligible for tenure. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
- Two years experience teaching in any learning environment
- Demonstrated engagement with one or more fields germane to this position, such as Education or another of the social and behavioral sciences
- Two years experience in a library or research setting that demonstrates a commitment to the mission of research libraries (i.e., providing researcher support, building research collections, and creating programming)
- Knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support inclusive teaching and learning
- Experience or strong interest in pedagogy, including knowledge of current critical pedagogy, antiracist, and/or feminist approaches to instruction
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility within teaching and learning
- Demonstrated dedication to public or customer services, e.g. in-person and virtual reference
- Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Meet, Teams)
- Experience with research methods (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, geospatial, or interdisciplinary data-driven methods)
- Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups
- Fluency with large, public datasets such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and its surveys and the U.S. Census, and experience crafting pedagogy that invites learners to integrate data into social and educational policy analysis
- Potential for social research, which could include qualitative methodologies, data visualization, or data management