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Tenure Track Librarian Positions

Social Sciences and Data Librarian

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Social Sciences and Data Librarian. The Social Sciences and Data Librarian will provide outreach, research consultation, and library instruction in social science disciplines. The incumbent will support research data services across the disciplines, growing and promoting Library services related to the discovery, evaluation, and manipulation of data and the use of statistical or other analytical tools for quantitative and qualitative data. This position carries formal subject liaison responsibilities, including collection development, in one or several social science departments.

This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 23, 2018

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: 

https://apply.interfolio.com/48512

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Head of Technical Services

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system. The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications. The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.  This position is appointed at the the Associate Librarian rank.  Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018.

Anticipated start date is July 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:

https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Online Learning Librarian

This full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position will provide leadership on the investigation into, design of, experimentation with and delivery of accessible online learning objects, materials and tools that enhance information literacy skills in support of student success. As a faculty member, the Online Learning Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed. The SDSU Library is in an exciting period of growth and this is a newly-created position.

Salary commensurate with experience and based on CSU Salary Schedule.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 3, 2018.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/48167.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Health Sciences Librarian

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks an innovative and user-oriented information professional for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean and serving as a member of the reference and instruction team, the Health Sciences Librarian is actively involved in outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, and collection development supporting the health sciences at SDSU. 

The Health Sciences librarian is a full-time, tenure track position appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (Ranks: Sr. Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian); entry level librarians with a health or life sciences background are encouraged to apply. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. The salary is commensurate with experience, and provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and 24 vacation days per year. This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by December 18, 2017.

It is anticipated that this position will start during the Spring or Summer semester of 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/47235

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Business Librarian

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian to proactively develop business research services for the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes and programs with the field of business such as the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a high degree of interest in business librarianship. The Business Librarian will utilize their thorough knowledge of business information resources to develop outreach and support programs for this dynamic college. These services and programs will include research consultations, course-specific instruction and educational workshops, collection development of business-specific information material, and other forward-looking library services.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/45047

 

Life Sciences & Bioinformatics Librarian

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian. The Life Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian will provide outreach, research consultation, collection development, and library instruction to the departments and programs of Biology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, the Neuroscience Area of Excellence, and Computational Science.  Additionally, the incumbent will support the research data service needs across the natural and life sciences.  This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

Salary commensurate with experience and based on CSU Salary Schedule.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 23, 2018.

Anticipated start date after July 1, 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/49140

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

 


Temporary Librarian Positions

Temporary Librarian Pool

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 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. This applicant pool is reviewed, on an as-needed basis, for candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needed requirements. 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

Librarians wishing to be included in the "pool" are invited to send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and a brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity to:

Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Applications may be submitted by email. Send to pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu.

Applications will be kept active for six months. Candidates who wish to remain in the active temporary pool may submit updated documents at the end of the six-month period.

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

Admin. Analyst/Specialist (non-exempt) - Job #6548

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under general direction from the Director of Budget and Fiscal Operations, the Administrative Analyst/Specialist plays a key role in support of the Library and Information Access budget. This position produces and analyzes all monthly budget reports, completes financial reports and analysis at the request of administration, prepares budget transfer documents, reviews/approves monthly faculty and staff payroll attendance reporting, and prepares all documentation for Library travel.  Additionally, this position serves as the library’s liaison with the Center for Human Resources for staff recruitments, payroll and benefits issues, and processes various Human Resource documents.  The successful incumbent will have the ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment. 

Please visit the Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view the additional open positions with the University.

 

Interlibrary Loan Unit Lead (Library Services Specialist IV) - Job # 6488

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The incumbent has primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the unit, including training and leading the work of other staff and student assistants, and the development, implementation and review of all policies and procedures.  The incumbent serves as the library and campus authority for ILL and CSU+ issues and practices and participates on statewide committees, which provides information on ILL and CSU+ issues to the CSU’s Coalition of Library Directors.

Please visit the Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view additional open positions with the University.

Learning & Curriculum Support Specialist (Library Services Specialist III) - Job #6457

The Learning and Curriculum Support Specialist staff the research desk and/or provide basic research assistance to patrons in person, over the telephone, or on-line; provide basic information about, and general instruction in, using research tools and databases, referring patrons to a librarian for more in-depth or specialized subject instruction in database use and advising on search strategies and techniques; and work with librarians to conduct inventories and update and maintain reference collections and related guides and Web pages.

Under the supervision of the Head of Learning and Curriculum Support, the position provides administrative support for the division and for the librarians. The incumbent also supports the delivery of outstanding customer service by weekly scheduling of the reference desk for 18 employees (faculty, staff, student assistants, volunteers, and interns) and serving at the research desk answering directional and basic reference questions related to library resources in person, via email and over the telephone. The incumbent also maintains the print reference collection which includes maintaining and managing the reference collection management database, processing new materials, pulling superseded issues, and maintaining the organization of the reference collection. The incumbent recruits, hires, fires, enters payroll informaiton, schedules, trains, and evaluates library student assistants. The incumbent provides physical area oversight, space planning and management of the Learning and Curriculum Support study, book stacks, and the computer workstations areas. This includes liaising with appropriate departments in and outside the library to keep the area up-to-date and in sync with overall library practices and services.

Please visit the Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view additional open positions with the University.

Analyst/Programmer, Career - Job# 6507

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The San Diego State University Library is seeking a motivated, creative, and service-oriented programmer to join our Library IT department. This position reports to the Library servers and applications team lead and collaborates with Library departments in creating, supporting, and maintaining the delivery of online content.

The Programmer supports the goals of the Library to make scholarly content available, accessible, and discoverable via the web. The incumbent will be responsible for software development, database administration, and application integration of Library web applications. The incumbent should have three or more years of relevant work experience developing web applications using PHP, Perl, SQL, HTML5, XML, JavaScript, and CSS3. It will be expected that the incumbent develops effective working relationships with various application stakeholders to clarify issues, determine needs, and recommend solutions to ensure successful outcomes.

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Analyst/Programmer, depending on the position assignment, may include working knowledge of a specific industry standard applications programming language and knowledge of standard systems analysis techniques.

Specialized Skills

  • Professional experience programming in PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience or ability to learn Perl, XML, and JavaScript. We have some tools written in Perl that require occasional modification.
  • Experience with MySQL, MariaDB, or PostgreSQL and the ability to create complex SQL queries.
  • Ability to install and support open source software such as Drupal and Wordpress in a Linux and Apache environment.
  • Good understanding of web standards, web accessibility standards, and web usability principles.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to develop effective communication and working relationships with application stakeholders to clarify issues, determine needs, and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Three or more years related experience.

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,700 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,372 - $9,877 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

Please visit the Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view additional open positions with the University.


Student Positions

Applications for students assistant positions in the library for Summer and Fall 2018 will be accepted from April 25, 2018 through June 31, 2018.

 

To apply, download and fill out the application and name it in the following format:

Last Name, First Name_FA 2018

e.g. Smith, John_FA 2018

 

Email your application to libadmin@sdsu.edu. If you chose to submit a resume and cover letter please save the file in a similar format as the application. We do not accept hard copy applications.

The majority of student assistants are hired at the beginning of the semester; however, student positions are filled as vacancies arise. It is important, therefore, that your application contain current information, particularly your telephone number and e-mail address. If you have a change of address, phone number, or class schedule, please revise your application and email it to libadmin@sdsu.edu indicating that you have revised your application. Applications are kept on file for one semester only.