Queens College, CUNY

Job Title

Assistant Professor – Social Sciences


The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS)


Opening Date: 11/12/2022
Closing Date:  12/01/2022

Job Description

The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, has a position for an Assistant Professor.

The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body. The appointee will share responsibility for teaching Master level courses, participating in and contributing to committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Job Duties

Primary instructional responsibilities will include one or more of the core courses and courses within the children and young adult specialization. They share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise at the graduate and undergraduate level.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in library/information science, childhood studies, media studies, or a related field at the time of hire.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education, a record for research and service, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. We seek the ability to employ perspectives from critical race studies, indigenous methods, environmental justice, and queer studies. Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Engage in scholarship and teaching supporting historically underrepresented children and young adults in public libraries
  • Culturally-relevant perspective on children’s media and culture
  • Youth activism and social justice
  • Scholarship and teaching supporting historically underrepresented groups, diversity, equity, and/or social justice.
  • Knowledge of and experience with methods for engaging multilingual children and their families.
  • Experience addressing/challenging education disparities among Latinx, Black and/or Native American and Indigenous populations.
  • Current children and young adult media, both in print and other formats; including but not limited to, picture books, graphic novels, games and social media.

Supplemental Information

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as: The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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