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Thursday, February 21, 2013

F/T - Ass Prof/Coordinator Lib Instruction - CUNY (Queens, NY)

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Coordinator of Library Instruction
Job ID:  7563
Location: LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

        Coordinator of Instruction provides leadership in the organization and direction of the Library's Information Literacy programs. The Coordinator of Instruction collaborates with Library faculty and discipline faculty to provide course-related instruction and is responsible for scheduling the instruction and assigning Library faculty to teach classes. Administers the credit-bearing instruction program. Teaches both course related classes and credit-bearing courses. Responsible for formal assessment of the instruction programs. Participates in the development of new courses and teaching pedagogy, makes recommendations for the development of new courses instructional programs, and mentors librarians new to teaching. Investigates and keeps current with developments in information literacy instruction, pedagogical theory and practice, and assessment of instruction. Communicates with Library faculty about instruction issues, learning outcomes, goals and objectives at Instruction !
 meetings or by other means. Responsible for liaison work with subject-departments and represents the Library on the College-wide Curriculum Committee. Supervises support staff. Participates in the Library's Reference services programs. Reports to Library Department Chair.

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.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas; create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


        ALA accredited MLS degree plus second Master's degree or doctorate required for an appointment as an Assistant Professor. Candidate should have two years of working experience in an academic library. Should also have a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level and be familiar with theory and practice of information literacy instruction. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a must. Ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and students and to work as part of a team also a must. Experience with course development, assessment of instruction, and mentoring will be a plus. Supervisory experience also a plus.

        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.

Salary Range: $42,873 - $81,645

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        We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.