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Tenure Track Librarian Positions

There are no Tenure Track Librarian Positions available at this time. 


Temporary Librarian Positions

Temporary Librarian Pool

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 84 areas, master's degrees in 76 areas, and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 36,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups

The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open "pool" of applications that is reviewed on an as-needed basis for candidates whose qualifications closely meet the needed requirements. Applications will remain in our applicant pool during the academic year you apply, meaning we begin accepting documents to the pool starting July 1st and will purge the files the following June 1st. Temporary appointments may be either full or part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide multidisciplinary research assistance, both online and in-person at the Research Services Desk
  • Cataloging
  • Collection development
  • Library instruction
  • Subject Liaison
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree: degree must be awarded at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic Library experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Reference Experience
  • Familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities
  • Ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services<
  • Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise
Application Procedures

Librarians who would like their applications on file are invited to send the following items:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references
  • Brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity

Application materials must be addressed to Patrick McCarthy, Interim Dean and you must apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/67994

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-time salary range is $52,716 - $70,872 per year.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Staff Positions

Desktop Engineer (Information Technology Consultant-12 month)

The San Diego State University Library is seeking a service-oriented desktop engineer to provide technical support of hardware and software to the departments served by the SDSU Library. Candidates for this position should have three or more years of experience working in a large network environment. Duties will include Windows and Mac desktop support, creation and deployment of desktop images, hardware and peripheral repair and support, and troubleshooting of software issues. The incumbent should have experience with help desk ticketing software for tracking and reporting of incidents. SDSU is a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. It is expected that the incumbent has the ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 

To apply, or for more information regarding this position visit the SDSU Center for Human Resources

Student Positions

Applications for student assistant positions in the library for Fall 2019 are now closed.