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Tenure Track Librarian Positions

Social Sciences Librarian

San Diego State University Library embraces innovation and collaboration, encourages diversity and deliberation, and looks for librarians who engage in a forward-looking perspective. SDSU Library seeks applications and nominations of a creative and dynamic individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian, appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. The Social Sciences librarian serves as liaison and is responsible for collections, instruction, outreach, and research consultations in selected social sciences departments. Subjects may include but are not limited to Sociology, Communication Studies, Counselling, Social Work, Special Education, Psychology, and/or other related areas. The position will also provide shared reference (may include evening hours) and general information literacy instruction. SDSU Library is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented minorities.(https://diversity.sdsu.edu/planning/definitions)   SDSU is in the process of Diversity and Inclusion Planning for all academic and administrative units/divisions, and has recently set up a Division of Diversity and Innovation (https://diversity.sdsu.edu/) to help foster inclusive excellence.

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 35,000 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Commit to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population is essential.
  • Provide liaison, outreach, and support to assigned academic departments to ensure collections and services meet faculty and student needs.
  • Initiate and conduct course-related and general information literacy instruction and develop content, including course guides, subject guides, and other instructional and outreach materials in the assigned areas.
  • Provide the entire range of in-person and online reference services including research consultations for assigned departments at the undergraduate and graduate level. Also, participates in the shared reference desk (may include evening hours).
  • Build, assess and promote selected social science collections that meet the research and curricular needs of undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty.
  • Engage and participate in ongoing assessment of student learning, library collections and services.
  • Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent foreign degree
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the social sciences, or experience as a social sciences subject librarian.      
  • Knowledge of information sources and research methodologies related to one or more areas in the Social Sciences,
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect.
  • Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library user experience.
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills.
  • Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service effectiveness, professional growth, and service to the University and community. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing research assistance to a diverse population and users of all levels.
  • Experience as a liaison to an academic department, a program, or a community organization.
  • Evidence of professional engagement at local, state or national level.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. Salary range: $69,348-$78,000. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement package, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by January 31, 2020. Applicants must apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/72615. Anticipated start date is July 2020.

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.

SDSU honors its residence on Kumeyaay land. For millennia, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. This land has nourished, healed, protected and embraced them for many generations in a relationship of balance and harmony. As members of the San Diego State community we acknowledge this legacy. We promote this balance and harmony. We find inspiration from this land; the land of the Kumeyaay.

 

 

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


Student Positions

Applications for student assistant positions in the library for Spring 2020 are now closed. We will be accepting applications again on January 23, 2020.