Queens College, City University of New York, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for a tenure track position as Chair/Director. The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information science in the metropolitan New York City area. Administratively the GSLIS is placed within the College’s Social Science Division and the Chair/Director reports directly to the Dean of that division.
The GSLIS currently has 13 full-time faculty and offers a broad curriculum. In addition to its M.L.S. degree it has a 30 credit Certificate of Post-Masters Studies in Librarianship, a 15 credit Certificate in Archives and Preservation, a 12 credit Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries, and a program for the preparation of state certified School Library Media Specialists. The GSLIS has a growing (550+) and highly diverse student body, only 10% of whom are full-time.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in library/information science or a related field with preference given to those applicants with at least one earned degree in library/information science.
The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship and teaching to merit appointment as an associate professor/professor at the City University of New York, experience in library/information science education, excellent communication skills, a vision of the future of this rapidly changing field and an understanding of the institutional changes needed to enhance the School’s standing regionally, nationally, and globally
Salaries at CUNY are governed by union contract and commensurate with rank, qualifications, salary history and experience.
Send a print cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on the future directions in library/information science education and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. Thomas T. Surprenant, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York 11367-1597. Or by email – [log in to unmask]
This position is open until filled.
Claudia A. Perry, MLS, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Acting Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Spring 2010
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY  11367