Instructor - Librarian (Public Health)

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Policy
New York City, New York
Commensurate with Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $78,005.00 per annum.
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Job Title: Instructor – Librarian (Public Health

Job ID: 24854

Location: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is dedicated to providing cutting edge graduate degree programs and to identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives that promote social justice. The mission of the school is to promote public health policies to improve the health of populations. CUNY SPH faculty members are recognized leaders in health policy, community health interventions, epidemiology and biostatistics, and public health informatics, among other areas. Faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting healthy cities in a healthy world. CUNY SPH is located in a new vertical campus in the heart of Harlem in New York City.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY SPH, the Instructor-Librarian (Public Health) will work at CUNY SPH and The Morris Raphael Cohen Library at The City College of New York. The Instructor-Librarian (Public Health) will provide in-depth consultation and collaborate with students and faculty for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively and creatively to plan, develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructional design support to the faculty at CUNY SPH and The Morris Raphael Cohen Library at The City College of New York.
  • Providing in-depth reference consultations to students, faculty, and research staff including guidance on various types of literature reviews.
  • Managing collection development by regularly identifying gaps in the collections and acquiring materials in various formats.
  • Creating instructional material (research guides, asynchronous tutorials, etc).
  • Reviewing Library usage patterns and make recommendations for services and resources.
  • Assisting in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards.
  • Supporting faculty publication by advising on appropriate journals.
  • Supervising and/or training staff, students, and others assigned to the Library.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside with a commutable distance to the tri-state area.
  • Candidates will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of and authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates are required to be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • The ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Two years of experience working in an academic library.
  • Background in education or educational technology.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of digital trends and platforms for academic libraries.
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering training programs and workshops on information literacy using virtual technology.
  • Proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office, experience with SpringShare LibApps and library systems such as ExLibris’ ALMA a plus.
  • A record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to students and faculty, experience working with topics in health, medicine, or social sciences a plus.
  • A general understanding of scholarly communication and some familiarity with the world of academic publishing.
  • Evidence of experience working with databases and conducting advanced searches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong and reliable written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to multitask and shift gears quickly when dealing with patrons at different levels and with different information needs.
  • Interest in pursuing further education to meet tenure requirements if necessary.
  • Commitment to working evening and/or weekend hours.


Commensurate with Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $78,005.00 per annum.

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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