New York, USA
New York University
Librarian for Music (tenure track)

The New York University (NYU) Division of Libraries is seeking a tenure-track faculty Librarian
for Music to liaise with the world-class music focused programs and departments within
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human
Development; the College of Arts and Science; and other programs throughout the


The Librarian for Music will lead relationships with our faculty and students engaged in
music-related work across a spectrum of areas that includes music composition and theory,
music education and therapy, music technology and business, music history and
ethnography, and more. This Librarian will work collaboratively with colleagues in our Arts,
Performance, and Humanistic Inquiry team to develop and sustain our liaison services in
these areas. They will also work in close collaboration with our Avery Fisher Center for Music
and Media, the collection and service location for our audiovisual materials, and with
colleagues in our Collections and Content Strategy group to develop music collections in
physical and electronic formats that are distinctive, interdisciplinary, and intersectional in
order to serve the wide-ranging needs of our communities.
The Librarian for Music will work with colleagues within the Division of Libraries to support
and facilitate modes of scholarly inquiry in Music and the Humanities and work with NYU
researchers who are at the cutting edge of scholarship and technology related to music and
sound. The Librarian will work closely with colleagues on challenging questions related to
copyright, scholarly communication, and licensing of streaming media. This librarian will also
represent NYU in professional consortia and associations locally and nationally.
Faculty librarians pursue their own research, contributing their expertise, experiences,
creative or artistic outputs, and investigations to build new knowledge and make cultural
contributions. The person in this position has wide latitude in determining their own research
agenda in their chosen areas. The Librarian for Music would find themselves well positioned
to make substantive contributions to research in a number of areas, including, but not limited
to: the underrepresentation of historically marginalized voices in publishers’ and libraries’
music and performing arts collections; the challenges of collecting and preserving
born-digital and informally published content produced by underrepresented content
creators and performers; the provision of sustainable and equitable services to music-focused
communities; and much more.
NYU Cluster Hiring Initiative
NYU Libraries is participating in the NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative to build a more
diverse faculty community that seeks to recruit, welcome, and support new library faculty
working across the Division on timely themes of social importance, such as Inequality and
Anti-racism, Population Health and Health Equity, Open Science and the Public Good, and
Urban Environments and Politics. This particular position is part of our Transformative
Humanities for All: Building and Sharing the Cultural Record cluster. This cluster will enhance
NYU Libraries’ capabilities to support academic and non-academic knowledge production in
the humanities and related disciplines at NYU and beyond. The positions in this cluster build
upon the advancement of the humanities.
The scholarship conducted by the faculty in these cluster positions will center a
transformative approach to building and sharing knowledge through critical, ethical inquiries
that focus on the (in)visibility of epistemologies from historically and continuously
underrepresented communities. The practicality of this cluster’s work will reside in fostering
knowledge creation, identifying and acknowledging current and pre-existing knowledge, and
focusing on the relationships between the academy and those communities most implicated
by any particular area or approach to knowledge creation. The goal of this cluster is to build a
transformative humanities that exists beyond the bounds of what has been known as
traditional epistemological processes in the interest of more equitable shared knowledge. For
full details about the Libraries cluster hiring initiative, see this link.
About New York University Libraries
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain
more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true
Global Network University by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 global
academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York
University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research
Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participate in a variety of consortia and
collaborate closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library
through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View NYU Libraries Mission and
Strategic Plan.
The Division of Libraries values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a
culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from
members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture and
are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that
supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more information
regarding the Libraries’ commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and
Accessibility (IDBEA), see the Libraries’ Mission & Values Statement, our Diversity and
Inclusion Values Statement, and our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this
position is $80,000 - $100,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not
limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience,
education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational
considerations when extending an offer.
This position is open rank with faculty status, and includes an attractive
benefits package, including five weeks of annual vacation.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of
Libraries as a Full Curator in the academic year 2022-2023 is $100,000.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of
Libraries as an Associate Curator in the academic year 2022-2023 is $90,000.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of
Libraries as an Assistant Curator in the academic year 2022-2023 is $84,000.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of
Libraries as a Library Associate in the academic year 2022-2023 is $80,000.


● 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 eventual graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or
● Study of and/or practice in one or more fields related to Music.
● Strong knowledge of Music reference, consultation, instruction, and/or collections
● Experience providing public service and research support.
● Experience delivering instruction, such as workshops, webinars, and/or classroom
● Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility
● Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Google
Meet, Microsoft Teams).
● Graduate degree in a field related to Music.
● Knowledge of current and emerging pedagogical issues, practices, and trends
including online modalities.
● Facility with more than one language.
● Experience working across organizational boundaries in a dynamic and highly
collaborative working environment.
● Experience supporting critical and/or antiracist approaches to inclusive teaching,
learning, and research in academic libraries and/or university environments

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $80,000 - $100,000.

To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the
name, address, and telephone number of three references. NYU Division of Libraries requires
all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their commitment to
inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility as part of their application. Access the
Diversity Statement prompt here: https://nyu.app.box.com/v/diversity-statement.
All applications for consideration must be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/126797
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by July 31, 2023.
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