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There are no open tenure track positions at this time.


Temporary Librarian (Assistant Librarian Rank)

The San Diego State University Library maintains an open "pool" of applications for temporary library faculty positions and reviews this pool on an as-needed basis to identify qualified applicants for available library work.

Most appointments will be in the Research, Instruction, Outreach Unit where temporary librarians provide research assistance and library instruction to a diverse community of university students and faculty. Depending on qualifications and subject background, temporary librarians may participate in collection development, research guides development, and/or web development. There may also be temporary positions to support technical services, special collections and archives.

We welcome applications from prospective temporary library faculty with expertise or experience in the following areas:

  • Academic Library Public Services;
  • Information Literacy Instruction;
  • Research Assistance Services;
  • User Engagement Activities.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
  • Library public services experience;
  • Demonstrated currency in subject matter

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria, https://sacd.sdsu.edu/cie/bie. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria.

Rank and Salary

Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian-12 month rank; current full time salary range is $62,016 - $83,352 per year.

Initial appointments are typically one semester or one academic year, to be renewed contingent on satisfactory evaluations and continuing availability of work. 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.

Application Procedures

Prospective temporary library faculty who would like their applications on file are invited to send the following items:

  • A letter of application [including an articulation of how you meet at least two Building on Inclusive Excellence criteria]
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references

Apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/67994.

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.