Assistant Librarian (Tenure-Track)

Tenure-Track Librarian Position Announcement

Department: Library Services
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Specialization(s): Business Librarian
Search Number: 21-019


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to immediately fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. The Business Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU’s School of Business. The Business Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to business departments and programs (such as: accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, international business, and public utilities management). The Librarian assists with providing reference services as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment. Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department, curricular, and research needs. As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activities and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; for further information see

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; knowledge of and experience with information resources for business disciplines; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual; interest in tenure-track faculty responsibilities related to librarianship and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2 years or more of professional library experience in an academic library.
  • an undergraduate business degree or MBA.
  • experience providing library services, including instruction and collection development, to business programs in an academic library.
  • familiarity with current trends in business librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Information Literacy Standards and RUSA Business Research Competencies.
  • experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team.

Application Process: 

Please submit letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to: Business Librarian Search Committee Chair at For best consideration, all materials must be received by Sunday June 6, 2021.The position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.