Instructor or Assistant Professor – Music Librarian (tenure track)

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Job Description

The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic music librarian to assist library users in the Music Library.

Duties: Responsible for providing reference services, information literacy instruction, and overseeing library administration and customer service. Responsible for collection development, acquisition of scores and sound recordings, cataloging of scores and sound recordings, development of web site content in assigned areas, development of user education materials, and other projects as assigned. Supervise one full-time staff member and a cohort of student staff. Reports to the Chief of User Services. This is a tenure-track position, and published scholarship and/or successful creative work is a requirement for tenure and promotion.


ALA accredited MLS required for hiring, along with a degree in music is required. Preferably three years, experience as a music librarian in an academic library, and demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems. For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, a second masters’ degree in music is required. An extensive background in music, working knowledge of music reference sources, library information technology, music cataloging rules and MARC bibliographic formats, especially in cataloging music sound recordings and/or scores in an academic library desirable. Reading knowledge of one foreign language and active participation in regional and national professional organizations in music librarianship will be considered. The successful candidate will possess superior written and oral communication skills, and will be flexible and outgoing in order to provide effective customer service to our faculty and students.


Assistant Professor: $42,873 – $81,645, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Instructor: $39,300 – $65,267, commensurate with qualifications 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.

How to Apply

Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (12405) or Title.  Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information.  

Candidates should provide a CV. In addition to applying online, applicants should submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Prof. Charles Stewart
Acting Chief Librarian
The City College, CUNY
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, with review of applications to begin March 1st, 2015.

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