Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian

at Cornell University (view profile)
Published April 16, 2024
Location Ithaca, New York
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements A master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a related discipline.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $67,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $73,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade RTE Faculty, senior assistant librarian, 003
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Do you have a passion for research and scholarly communication support? Are you a collaborative and innovative librarian eager to engage with engineering and computer and information science teaching faculty? Do you have a drive to support entrepreneurs who are creating technical solutions that solve real-world challenges? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Cornell University Library (CUL) seeks an Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian. We are looking for someone proactive and dedicated to helping teachers and learners, who has a curiosity about STEM-related disciplines, and a commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging. The Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian will integrate information and other literacies into the College of Engineering and College of Computing and Information Science curriculum through various teaching and learning activities and assess student learning. They will also provide research and reference services and scholarly communication support, often in partnership with other Cornell University Library units and departments. This position will work as part of a team to deliver innovative and iterative support for entrepreneurship initiatives across the Ithaca campus and provide library services to our New York City campus. As a Research, Teaching, and Extension (RTE) faculty member, the Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian will engage in service, scholarship, and ongoing professional development to meet the requirements of promotion and reappointment at Cornell University Library.

Candidate Profile:

  • A master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a related discipline.
  • Two to five years of relevant professional experience focused on public services in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or background in engineering, computer science, information science, and/or other STEM-related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn new skills, technologies, and methods and to apply those to your work.
  • Proven ability to effectively foster positive work relationships and to collaborate in a team environment. You have experience building community and connection.
  • Evidence of excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.
  • A commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the organization where you work and in the communities that you engage.

Additionally, we would prefer any of the following:

  • Experience providing research and teaching and learning services in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, teaching practices, and/or assessment principles that create effective and user-centered learning environments.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication, data management, and other research-related services.

This position is in Ithaca, New York. The selected candidate will typically work on the Ithaca campus 4 days per week, with the potential for entering a flexible work arrangement to allow remote work 1 day per week. The university reserves the right to modify, suspend, revoke, or terminate the hybrid work arrangement at any time.

The New York convenience of employer guidelines requires New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.  

Diversity and Inclusion: As a university founded to be a place where “…any person can find instruction in any study,” diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission. We strive to be a welcoming, caring, healthy, and equitable community where students, faculty, and staff with different backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and experiences can learn, innovate, and work in an environment of respect, and feel empowered to engage in any community conversation. As a member of the Cornell University community, it is important to recognize our shared responsibility to each other to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all.  Cornell Core values

Benefits:  Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Funding is available to support professional training and research. More information regarding Cornell’s generous endowed benefits can be found at The anticipated academic rank for this position is Senior Assistant Librarian, with an anticipated salary range of $67,000-$73,000, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Relocation assistance may be provided.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:All candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site. See job requisition # WDR-00044717. For full consideration, please include the following with your application:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A statement supporting diverse communities which may be incorporated into the cover letter or presented as a separate statement. Candidates are invited to outline their experiences and approaches to working with diverse communities through their research, teaching, and service. Guidelines for candidates are here.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a viable pool of applicants is identified; early submission is strongly encouraged. Although we prefer to receive your application as one, multi-page pdf document, we will accept multiple documents in other formats.

Background: This position will be in the Engineering Library, which is located within the College of Engineering. It plays a pivotal role in supporting the research, teaching, and learning needs of those in the College of Engineering and College of Computing and Information Science. You will also address the library needs of students, faculty, and staff at the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City; regular travel to this campus is required for this position. As the Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian, you will also be part of the Business, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship team composed of dedicated business, engineering, and technology professionals who are passionate about teaching, data, scholarly communication, entrepreneurship, career support, and more. Furthermore, you will have the exciting opportunity to collaborate and learn from colleagues across other unit libraries in the Cornell University Library system.

Cornell University is an innovative institution and a great place to work. Its inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff imparts an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contributes creative ideas to further the University's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, New York sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca offers a wealth of arts, culture, and outdoor activities while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America. Cornell’s other campuses include Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Doha, Qatar.