City Tech Library is hiring! Access Services Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor

The library is currently accepting applications for the position of Access Services Librarian at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank. The position is open until filled.


New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Access Services Librarian. The Access Services Librarian will manage, support, and evaluate library circulation and reserve services, working with colleagues in the library, the college and university. The Access Services Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of subject specialist work. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement and publication and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

This is a twelve-month renewable appointment. The Assistant Professor is a tenure-track position. The Instructor will be expected to complete a second master’s degree or doctoral degree within five years of hire to be recommended for appointment as Assistant Professor.

The Access Services Librarian will:

  • Coordinate, develop, and evaluate all library material circulation services, policies, workflows, and procedures.
  • Serve as representative for Alma services in partnership with the CUNY Office of Library Services.
  • Formulate and implement circulation and reserves policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs.
  • Manage and administer the library’s reserve services and maintain awareness of best practices in e-reserves management, implementing as future needs arise.
  • Coordinate and evaluate stacks maintenance operations in consultation with collection management and cataloging librarians.
  • Supervise training, workflow development, and scheduling for four to five technical support staff in a hybrid work environment, as well as for part-time library assistants.
  • Provide comprehensive reference consultation to members of the college community in person and online.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of resources in general reference areas and degree fields.
  • Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials, with responsibilities including website content creation in areas of specialization, consultation with subject faculty regarding available resources and services, and support of information literacy and instruction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution

A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within five years (CUNY tuition remission is available)


  • Experience in library access services or related field
  • Experience working in an academic or research library
  • Supervisory experience
  • An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning, oral, and written communication skills
  • Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
  • Experience with coordinating a service area composed of multiple team members
  • Engagement with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
  • Knowledge of assessment practices in libraries and higher education
  • Familiarity with Alma, OCLC, Springshare, or related products
  • Experience with systems migration projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in a diverse library and college/university community


Instructor – $65,471-$74,417

Assistant Professor – $75,465 – $93,134

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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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Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV/resume, and statement of scholarly interests.


Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin on or after April 8, 2024.