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Librarian for Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese Studies

New York University: NYU – NY: Division of Libraries

Location: Washington Square Park
Open Date: Mar 04, 2024


In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $ 70,000 – $110,000. This pay range represents base pay only (for 9 months OR for 12 months) and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items. 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.

Librarian for Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a Librarian for Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies. This tenure track faculty position sits within the Libraries’ Research & Research Services subdivision and acts as the primary library liaison for students, scholars, researchers, and artists in related areas across NYU, including but not limited to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Latin America and the Caribbean History Program in the Department of History, Latino Studies Program in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and The Latinx Project.

NYU Libraries liaisons support a wide range of needs, including teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and the arts, by fostering relationships and building strong outreach, engagement, instruction, and consultation programs and partnerships. This librarian contributes to the development of distinctive, interdisciplinary, multi-lingual, multi-format, and intersectional collections that serve the wide-ranging needs of faculty, students, scholars, and researchers both locally and nationally. The ideal candidate builds on existing public and research services to facilitate standard and new modes of scholarly inquiry. This position has a particular emphasis on being part of, and supporting, a community of scholars who work ​​within Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies and who focus on deep engagement with feminist, queer, trans, LatCrit, Critical Indigenous, Critical Caribbean, and other anti-racist perspectives. This liaison collaborates with NYU partners to develop programs that center and prioritize the needs of underrepresented communities.

The position works closely with colleagues across NYU Libraries, including our corps of 40 liaison librarians serving the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and in particular with those who specialize in area and ethnic studies (e.g., African American and Black Diaspora Studies, History, American Studies, etc.) and those who work within interdisciplinary areas where Spanish, Portuguese, Caribbean, and Indigenous languages and cultures apply. This librarian cultivates strong partnerships with other liaisons across NYU’s global network, including colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and global academic centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. This librarian is in deep cooperation with colleagues focused on teaching and learning, collection development, description, and scholarly communication. Beyond NYU, this position strengthens collaborations with relevant academic and cultural institutions throughout the New York City region and supports the movement of scholars across a city-wide network; represents NYU in professional consortia and associations both locally and nationally; and contributes to the development of the national collection of materials representing Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies.


Faculty librarians also pursue their own active 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 area(s).

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. The faculty in this cluster will augment NYU Libraries’ capabilities to support academic and public knowledge production in the humanities and related disciplines at NYU and beyond.

Positions in this cluster will contribute to NYU’s research mission by building and extending interconnected knowledge, descriptive, curatorial, preservation, and technical services to support and distribute research and inquiry that centers diverse and underrepresented voices in the humanities and performing arts; by ethically developing, serving, and making accessible humanistic outputs within a larger information ecosystem concerned with openness, access, and the changing face of scholarship; and leading the Libraries’ strategic contributions to the work of the emerging field of Public Humanities. For full details about the Libraries cluster hiring initiative, see this link.

About New York University Libraries 

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.

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.



  • 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/MLIS or equivalent.
  • Substantive experience in one or more fields germane to this position, such as Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, or Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures.
  • Full professional fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated experience with research libraries and their role in furthering the mission of the University and its communities.
  • Experience providing public service and/or research support.
  • Experience delivering instructional programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility (IDBEA).
  • Comfort operating in both physical and virtual work environments.


  • A graduate degree in a field related to Latin America, the Caribbean, or Spanish Studies.
  • Coursework, scholarship, or other experience working with Indigenous cultures or communities from Latin America or the Caribbean.
  • Experience building research collections in a library setting.
  • Familiarity with other languages of the regions covered by this position, for example Portuguese, Quechua, or Haitian Creole.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging pedagogical issues, practices, and trends in academic libraries and/or university environments, including critical and/or antiracist approaches to inclusive teaching, learning, and research.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries in a dynamic and highly collaborative working environment.


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 2024-2025 is $105,000.

The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as an Associate Curator in the academic year 2024-2025 is $94,000.

The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as an Assistant Curator in the academic year 2024-2025 is $88,000.

The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as a Library Associate in the academic year 2024-2025 is $84,000.

Application Instructions

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:

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 1, 2024. 

To learn more about the position, join us for an optional and anonymous info session webinar on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 4 pm EST – Register here:

Meet NYU librarians, staff, and committee members at this info session who will supply an overview of the role and opportunities to ask questions. Attendance is not required to apply. Participation is voluntary and confidential in Zoom webinar format.

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