Librarian for STEM Instruction & Engagement

New York
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Created: December 14, 2021


The Librarian for STEM Instruction & Engagement will lead the NYU Bern Dibner Library instruction and engagement programs. Primarily serving students and faculty of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, this position is central to our efforts to create and sustain vibrant, inclusive, and STEM-relevant programs for the Tandon community, including teaching across the undergraduate and graduate populations and working in partnership with other academic and support services, like Student Affairs, the Tandon Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program, and more. In concert with the Libraries’ Instructional Services department, STEM librarians, and teaching partners in Data Services and Research Computing, this position strives to surface key concepts in the use and understanding of our information landscape, emphasizing critical examinations of issues such as openness, access, emerging technologies, and other scholarly practices.  

In pursuit of building the responsive and forward-looking instructional programs, the ideal candidate brings skills and enthusiasm for engaging directly with students and faculty to understand the evolving landscape of needs in STEM education. Additionally, this candidate  develops and engages with innovative pedagogical approaches and outcomes and reveals connections between formal, co-curricular, and lifelong learning so important to learners in STEM fields. This position strives to create scaled instructional capacity, work with larger instructional programs emanating from the Undergraduate & Instructional Services department, and shape partner teaching engagements with Data Services, Research Computing, and STEM librarians across NYU Libraries. 


Faculty Librarians also explore their own active research agenda, contributing their expertise, experiences, and investigations to build new knowledge in their chosen areas. The STEM Instruction and Engagement Librarian will be well positioned to make substantive contributions to research in a number of areas including, but not limited to, explorations of the role that libraries play in creating necessary technological conditions that enable equitable access to online information; the collaborative establishment of non-commercial online resources and practices; the role libraries play in the open-access ecosystem; the consideration of biases within the terminology, architecture, and encoding of these systems, and the ethical and privacy considerations that arise in an era of mass data collection.

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. The cluster-hire approach offers NYU Libraries a new opportunity 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 Building STEM for the Public Good: Cultivating Openness in the Sciences cluster. Bringing together expertise in scientific data discovery, data curation and organization, open-access scholarship, digital preservation, and STEM engagement, this cluster will bring a key set of library and information science perspectives and theoretical underpinnings to heighten the impact of work already occurring across the university in the fields of education, data journalism, information and technology policy, data science, and more. The positions in this cluster build on the goal of libraries centering the public good in technology development, selection, policy, and implementation, not only to facilitate access to a range of technologies, but also to bring a critical lens to their inherent limitations and biases. 



  • 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 which must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Experience in one or more fields germane to this position, including Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology, or STEM education.  
  • Experience with delivering and/or planning instructional and pedagogical programs, curricula, and/or interventions that seek to support the learning paths of our communities
  • Knowledge or strong interest in instructional programming, and engagement to communities inside or outside of libraries
  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support critical pedagogy, antiracist, and/or inclusive teaching and learning in academic library and/or university environments


  • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS. 
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.

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​​ ​diverse,​ ​inclusive,​ ​an equitable​ ​organization​ that supports a 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 3.

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Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 17:56 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 17:56 UTC