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Librarian for Education & Human Development - NYU

Location: USA - NY - New York

New York University Libraries seeks a liaison Librarian for Education & Human Development to work closely with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, including the Departments of Teaching and Learning; Administration, Leadership, and Technology; and Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities. This tenure-track faculty position will connect students, faculty, practitioners, and researchers to the services, content, and tools that meet scholarship, teaching, and learning needs.

This position will liaise with the above departments in the Steinhardt School which are tuned particularly towards building NYC’s educational leaders and workforce, as well as fostering equitable education systems through policy and scholarship. The person in this position will deliver a program of extensive and integrated instructional, consultation, and research support; developing responsive and innovative services for a clientele who are engaged with intensive practice and research within New York City as well as on the global stage; and building and curating collections that support the activities of these communities. This librarian will also have an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods and data and geospatial visualization.

This position acts as a vital member of the Health, Education, and Human Development Team within the Research & Research Services subdivision of NYU Libraries. The incumbent will bring their deep engagement, skills, and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the Team and the Libraries, working creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives. The person in this position should have a strong public service orientation, knowledge of library technologies and systems, and an understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly publishing and communications.


  • 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 the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Two years experience teaching in any learning environment
  • Demonstrated engagement with one or more fields germane to this position, such as Education or another of the social and behavioral sciences
  • Two years experience in a library or research setting that demonstrates a commitment to the mission of research libraries (i.e., providing researcher support, building research collections, and creating programming)
  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support inclusive teaching and learning
  • Experience or strong interest in pedagogy, including knowledge of current critical pedagogy, antiracist, and/or feminist approaches to instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility within teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated dedication to public or customer services, e.g. in-person and virtual reference
  • Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Meet, Teams)


  • Experience with research methods (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, geospatial, or interdisciplinary data-driven methods)
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups
  • Fluency with large, public datasets such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and its surveys and the U.S. Census, and experience crafting pedagogy that invites learners to integrate data into social and educational policy analysis
  • Potential for social research, which could include qualitative methodologies, data visualization, or data management

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 28.


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