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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

Public Affairs & Marketing Communication Officer (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist 12 Mo)

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.

Under the supervision of the director of budget and fiscal operations and in collaboration with the strategies and priorities set by the Dean and University’s senior administration, the Public Affairs and Marketing Communications Officer provides critical support in areas including:  public affairs, special projects and events, donor stewardship and gift processing, campus and community marketing, communications, media and graphics, publicizing library events and services of interest and campus/community engagement.  Working closely with the Dean, Senior Director of Development and lead, the person in this position handles all aspects of dean and other high-profile Library sponsored special events/projects and the stewardship of donors. 

The incumbent also serves as project lead of marketing, communications and graphics, leads and delegates tasks to the Marketing and Communications Officer and Graphic Designer, tracks the status of projects to completion and develops strategies for target audiences in collaboration with management.  This person performs and/or oversees tasks such as writing internal and external communications and publications, newsletters, library blogs and press releases, utilizing social media, creating content/updates to web pages, promoting events and services to local and national publications, creating maps, signage and posters.  This person is responsible for elevating awareness of the library to campus and the community, serves on library and campus committees and works closely with the library’s web designer for projects and site updates. 

It is essential that the incumbent be capable of working very independently, coordinating work priorities, meeting deadlines and making decisions regarding often very public matters.  Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, occasionally attendance will be required at work related events taking place at night or on the weekend. 

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

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 Spring 2020 will be accepted from November 14, 2019 through December 18, 2019.


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

Last Name, First Name_SP 2020

e.g. Smith, John_FA 2020


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.