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Librarian for Education & Human Development

New York University, Division of Libraries
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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New York University Libraries seeks a liaison Librarian for Education & Human Development to work closely with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, including the Departments of Teaching and Learning; Administration, Leadership, and Technology; and Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities. This tenure-track faculty position will connect students, faculty, practitioners, and researchers to the services, content, and tools that meet scholarship, teaching, and learning needs.

This position will liaise with the above departments in the Steinhardt School which are tuned particularly towards building NYC’s educational leaders and workforce, as well as fostering equitable education systems through policy and scholarship. The person in this position will deliver a program of extensive and integrated instructional, consultation, and research support; developing responsive and innovative services for a clientele who are engaged with intensive practice and research within New York City as well as on the global stage; and building and curating collections that support the activities of these communities. This librarian will also have an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods and data and geospatial visualization.

This position acts as a vital member of the Health, Education, and Human Development Team within the Research & Research Services subdivision of NYU Libraries. The incumbent will bring their deep engagement, skills, and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the Team and the Libraries, working creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives. The person in this position should have a strong public service orientation, knowledge of library technologies and systems, and an understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly publishing and communications.

Research portfolio

Faculty 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 Initiative

NYU 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

About NYU Libraries

The Division of Libraries values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture and are committed ​to​ building​ ​and sustaining​​ a​ diverse, ​inclusive, ​and equitable​ ​organization​ that supports sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more information regarding the Libraries’ commitment to IDBE, see the Libraries’ Mission & Values Statement, our Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement, and our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background. Faculty at NYU, including in the Division of Libraries, have always enjoyed relative flexibility in their work, allowing for moments of remote work as appropriate.

Application Instructions

We would love to hear from you! To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the contact information of three professional references to NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 28.

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